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Never Let Me Go. Seriously, Never. The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 65

Gwen and Frank take a deep, emotional dive into a masterpiece by this year's Nobel Prize winner in Literature: Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go.Read More ›

Romance Genre Primer

A genre expert defines the genre for you, tell you about sub-genres, and gives you some titles to read and recommend. ​Read More ›

Meet the 2017 National Book Award Finalists (and Winners!)

The literati are eagerly anticipating this year's National Book Award winners, who will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 15, around 7:20 p.m. Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Bill Plympton Edition

I caught up with artist and animator Bill Plympton at this year's New York Comic Con and asked him what he was reading. Read More ›

Children’s Book Characters We Wish Were Friends

In honor of the fast friends Lindgren created, we asked our book experts here at the New York Public Library to name their ideal friend pairings—characters we’d love to see together, irrespective of time, place, or genre.Read More ›

Science Fiction Genre Primer

A genre expert defines the genre for you, tell you about sub-genres, and gives you some titles to read and recommend. ​Read More ›

Horror Genre Primer

A genre expert defines the genre for you, tell you about sub-genres, and gives you some titles to read and recommend. ​Read More ›

Happy Robert Louis Stevenson Day!

Every year on November 13, the city of Edinburgh goes all-out for the birthday of a hometown hero: author Robert Louis Stevenson.Read More ›

Americans in World War One: History & Stories

World War I is called "The Great War" but in America it could also be called "The Forgotten War." We started celebrating Veteran’s Day on November 11, 1919 as a way to commemorate the day that hostilities in World War I ended.Read More ›

Frank Brings the Creepy: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 64

This week on TLII, Frank has a creepy middle-grade/YA novel that's great for adults, and Gwen has a not-at-all-creepy chapter book for preschoolers and early readers that's sure to also delight parents. Read More ›

Fantasy Genre Primer

A genre expert defines the genre for you, tell you about subgenres, and gives you some titles to read and recommend. ​Read More ›

10 Best Illustrated Children's Books 2017!

Today, the New York Times Book Review published their annual 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017. This is the 65th year this award has been given and for the first time the award was given jointly by The New York Public Library and The Times. We couldn’t be more excited about this collaboration or more proud of this list of gorgeous picture books. Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Fifty Thousand Words Edition November 2, 2017

During the week, it can be tough to stay on top of everything. On Fridays, though, we suggest kicking back to catch up on all the delightful literary reading the internet has to offer. Don’t have the time to hunt for good reads? Never fear. We've rounded up the best bookish reading of the week for you.Read More ›

How to Pull Yourself Out of a Book Slump: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 63

Gwen and Frank are both struggling to find the perfect book this week — and coming up with some ideas about how to do it. Plus: the glory that is Ilana Glazer.Read More ›

Thriller Genre Primer

A genre expert defines the genre for you, tell you about sub-genres, and gives you some titles to read and recommend. ​Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Comic Con 2017 Edition

Amid the mass of cosplayers, vendors, and artists at NYCC, I wandered the floor finding out what some of the notable attendees were reading.Read More ›

Terror! Horror! Revulsion! The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 62

Happy Halloween! Attended by plenty of demonic shrieking, adult services librarian Isaiah Pittman horrifies Gwen and Frank with scary book and film recommendations!Read More ›

Readers Respond: What Book Can't You Finish?

Previously, we asked our librarians what books they've never been able to finish--yes, even librarians have books we just can't finish.Read More ›

Hey, Mr. Producer: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 61

Against his better judgment, the producer of "The Librarian Is In" joins Gwen and Frank to talk books, tattoos, and how the podcast came to be.Read More ›

Books with Autumnal Witchy Vibes

Since we could all probably use a little hocus pocus in our lives, here is a list of books filled with witches, romance, magic, and autumn leaves.Read More ›
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