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Beginnings in Endings: Books for the New Year

As we approach the closing of one year and the opening of another, here are a few books whose ends (to paraphrase T. S. Eliot) contain their beginnings.Read More ›

NYPL’s Most Recommended Books of 2016

We tailor each recommendation to each patron's personal preferences, but there are some books that come up over and over again... either because they're stellar examples of a genre, because they check so many boxes for qualities people are looking for, or because they're books we read and loved ourselves this year.Read More ›

Miss Havisham, Try Tinder! And Other Literary New Year’s Resolutions

​'Tis the season for self-improvement, and we're thinking about the health and well-being of our favorite literary characters. Read More ›

Remembering Carrie Fisher, the Author

Let’s begin by remembering Carrie Fisher the way she wanted to be remembered.Read More ›

Your 2017 Reading Calendar: Round Out Your Reading This Year

With our 2017 reading calendars, you can focus your reading on something new and emerge at the end of 2017 a more well-rounded reader.Read More ›

Five Tales of Chanukah Romance

Christmas love stories are huge, and Chanukah is getting in on the action. All the same great tropes apply: cold hands, warm hearts, candlelight, strolls down snowy streets, cozy snuggles in front of the fire... you know the drill.Read More ›

Taking On the 2017 Read Harder Challenge? Start Here.

At the start of each new year, our friends at Book Riot issue a challenge: Read consciously, thoughtfully, and outside your comfort zone.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The What the Dickens Edition December 23, 2016

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 ›

So Long, 2016: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 27

Welcome to our Very Special Holiday Mini-Episode! We talk about our families' book-giving traditions, Santa stress, and a few random gift suggestions.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Bridge To Brilliance" by Nadia Lopez

The Bridge To Brilliance is an eye-opening look into the world of public schools in New York City, especially the economically disadvantaged ones.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The As Though Darcy Were In The Room Edition December 16, 2015

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 

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Children’s Books, Inclusivity, and Why It Matters

We need to see empathy in action, and picture books are the right place to start.Read More ›

Booktalking "Women In Blue" by Cheryl Mullenbach

This is a terrific history of women in the workplace, as seen through a law enforcement lens. Read More ›

10 More Best Books for Teens 2016

The 2016 Best Books for Teens is a great list, but there are books I love that didn’t make the final cut. So to make sure these awesome books get their due, here are 10 fiction books I think should’ve made the list.Read More ›

Honoring Grace Paley: Fiction, Activism, & Social Justice

In honor of Grace Paley’s birthday, we asked our book experts to name fiction writers whose political action informed their work — not just indirectly advocated for a particular viewpoint, but whose activism was demonstrated in the stories they created.Read More ›

Food and Celebration: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Last month when we gathered for Open Book Night, our theme was food and celebration. Oysters came up several times as well as some fictional meals that were far from celebratory. We heard about favorite cookbooks and food memoirs and a few titles readers really enjoyed that had little to do with food but fit the mood.Read More ›

Lots of Good Fun That Is Funny: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 26

Children's librarian Louise Lareau joins Frank and Gwen to talk about NYPL's annual Best Books for Kids list and why you should say "underpants" during first-grade storytime. Plus: Eve Babitz, Joan Didion, Zadie Smith, joy, suffering, existentialism, etc., etc.Read More ›

December Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

Come listen to scholars and other experts discuss their recent nonfiction books on a variety of subjects, and ask them questions. Read More ›

Introducing the Best Books for Teens 2016

A committee of 20 dedicated librarians read all the young-adult books published in 2016 that we could get our hands on. Then we debated, voted, and came up with our 50 favorite books of the year.Read More ›

Best Books for Kids 2016: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

This annual list is a century-old tradition in which The New York Public Library’s book experts select 100 noteworthy children's titles from categories including: picture books, young readers, fiction, graphic novels, folklore & fairy tales, poetry, and nonfiction.Read More ›
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