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NYPL Recommends: New & Notable: Little Gems

There is something special about a 200-250 page book. The story has a tight scope, the writing is often spare and concise, and the experience of reading it is discrete and memorable. Here are a few little gems we recommend. Read More ›

For the Love of Riverdale: Read-a-likes for Your Favorite TV Show

An all-American teen is dead, a small town full of secrets and suspects. What could have happened to a teen with the seemingly perfect life? What secrets were they hiding? Someone better find out the truth before another person turns up dead. If this sounds familiar, you may be a fan of Riverdale. Read More ›

A Manhattanhenge Reading List

Manhattanhenge is coming next week, and we’ve made a reading list to celebrate! Read More ›

Dark, Light, & In Between: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 41

We're swinging from heavy, major, important nonfiction to the frothiest and most delightful YA romance this week. Plus: Frank and Gwen make the producer thankful for his upcoming vacation.Read More ›

May 2017 International Fiction Bestsellers

This month we checked out fiction bestsellers in Belgium, Brazil, Finland, Peru, and Taiwan and found a mixture of novels by local authors, translations of international bestsellers, and some poetry.Read More ›

Attack of the Killer Spelling Bees: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 40

Our annual spelling bee, words we can't pronounce, a trio of music recommendations, and of course what we're reading now. Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New YA for May

Great reads for young adults are blossoming like crazy this spring. Check out some of the reads — fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels — that our YA librarians are buzzing about. Read More ›

Best Translated French Fiction: Announcing the Albertine Prize Finalists

Aiming to celebrate the best of contemporary French-language literature, Albertine, the bookshop of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, has revealed the shortlist for the inaugural Albertine Prize, an annual award honoring the author and the translator of one Francophone novel published in the U.S. over the past year.Read More ›

Making Grown Men Cry, Since 2015: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 39

Sweet-sad poems, ghosts of the Village Past, and melancholy post-Victorian tales of ruined childhoods in creeepy cults... But we manage to have a little fun, too.Read More ›

I Won’t Grow Up! Adult Books Featuring the Stubbornly Young

In honor of J.M. Barrie's most famous creation — Peter Pan, the eternally young boy forever living in Neverland — we asked our book experts at The New York Public Library for recommendations of books that have Peter-like characters who simply refuse to grow up.Read More ›

Podcast #163: Janine di Giovanni, Bernstein Award Finalist

Bernstein Award finalist Janine di Giovanni talks about her book, "The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria," the story of Syria's civil war as told through the people who have lived through it.Read More ›

Where to Start with Virginia Woolf

If you're open to trying out Virginia Woolf's writing for the first time, here are some great books to start you off.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New Picture Books

Picture books are delightful for kids of all ages. Some are bright and colorful, some are quiet and subtle. Some are whimsical  (some have talking animals!) others are clever and cheeky. Some are melancholy and others are sweet and others offbeat and funny.  Here are a few we think are extra-special, for all these reasons and more. 

This House Once by Deborah Freedman

This quiet picture book explores 

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Serving the Least Served: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 38

This week, we talk libraries and activism with Cory Eckert, one of the joint chiefs of Storytime Underground! We go in-depth on libraries as non-neutral spaces and how children's librarians stand up for social justice. Plus: recommendations for romance novels and two brand-new picture books.Read More ›

Every Day Is Free Comic Book Day at the Library

A primer on comics and graphic novels! Expand your horizons, and visit your library AND your indie comic shop this Saturday. Read More ›

#OneBookNY Events in Your Neighborhood

The city's first One Book, One New York reading program is bringing book-lovers together to read Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. To celebrate throughout the summer, The New York Public Library will host a variety of events throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Read More ›

Podcast #162: Charlotte McDonald-Gibson, Bernstein Award Finalist

Bernstein Award finalist Charlotte McDonald-Gibson talks about her book, 'Cast Away: True Stories of Survival from Europe's Refugee Crisis,' which follows individuals fleeing violence and persecution in Syria, Libya, Nigeria, and Eritrea.Read More ›

May Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

Come join us this May at Mid-Manhattan Library for the continuation of our Author @ the Library Programs. This month, we'll be delving into Wall Street trading, stealthy subliminal advertising, and Rick James' legacy, among other topics. Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The What's Going on With Reality? Edition April 28, 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 ›

American Passions: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 37

The triumph and tragedy of Jim Thorpe, the difficulty of Henry James, and the ferocity of Emily Dickinson and Camille Paglia. Bonus: Barbra Streisand's underground wonderland!Read More ›
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