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Librarians' Favorite Twain Quotations

In honor of Twain’s birthday, we asked our experts here at The New York Public Library to recommend not only their favorite books by the Mississippi author, but their favorite quotations as well.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Powerpuff Girls Edition

I attended the Powerpuff Girls Panel at this year's New York Comic Con, and scored an interview with two of the show's writers: Jake Goldman and Haley Mancini.Read More ›

November 2016 International Fiction Bestsellers

This month, we took a close look at the bestseller lists in Canada, Dominican Republic, Israel, Portugal, and Turkey to see what fiction titles are popular with readers there.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: December 4, 2016

'Tis the season for suspense: bounty hunters, the Army, the F.B.I., the C.I.A., forensics, and judicial corruption. Read More ›

Turkeys Strike Back: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 25

Gwen and Frank are joined by Sarah Ball from NYPL's Correctional Services unit to talk about library services for people in jail or prison. Plus: what we're reading, books we're thankful for, and a whole lot of Frank's singing.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 27, 2016

Suspense—historical, noir, legal, and more—is the name of the game this week, with two new nailbiters on the list.Read More ›

James McBride: Where to Begin

This post is part of a series in which Readers Services librarians suggest a good starting place for authors appearing in our LIVE from the NYPL series this fall.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 20, 2016

A new legal thriller and a new love story make their debuts on the list this week.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The You Can Always Time Travel Edition November 11, 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 ›

NYPL Recommends: Tales of the Marooned

With Robert Louis Stevenson’s birthday approaching, our NYPL book experts are thinking about Treasure Island—one of the original desert island stories. So we asked: What’s a book in which characters find themselves marooned, literally or metaphorically?Read More ›

Horrifying Tales: A Reading List from Open Book Night

October’s Open Book Night took place on one of the most bone-chilling days we have had this year.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 13, 2016

Looks like readers are in the mood for excitement these days, with suspenseful thrillers taking the top three spots on the list this week. Check out more nail-biters on our readalikes list...Read More ›

9 Elections in Fiction

Now that campaign season is ending, you might be on the lookout for a new political story. Maybe you want to see a different presidential narrative from the one that's been all over the news for the past year. Maybe you’re a campaign trail-tale junkie, and you'll need to get your fix somehow after voting is over. Or maybe you want to get invested in an election story that's a bit less…real. Whatever the reason, we pulled together a list of nine works of fiction from TV, film, and literature with great election stories for you. And don’t forget to vote on November 8!Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 6, 2016

Wanting more gritty or intricately plotted suspense, more mysteries told from multiple perspectives, or more stories about families? We have some read alikes for you.Read More ›

Remembering Natalie Babbitt, Author of ‘Tuck Everlasting’

Natalie Babbitt, author of the beloved children’s novel Tuck Everlasting, died on Monday at age 84.Read More ›

November 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 ›

What Are You Reading? Jeannine Otis Edition

Otis is a recording artist, actress, author, teaching artist, and more. There's not a lot in the entertainment industry she hasn't done, and done well. She shares which books have most influenced her life, and as a survivor of domestic violence, what books she'd recommend to someone struggling to overcome trauma.Read More ›

中文书籍讨论会 || Chinese Book Discussion

为了鼓励大家借阅中文书籍,中城图书馆(Mid-Manhattan Library)成立了中文书籍讨论会(Chinese Book Discussion), 每个月聚会一次,大家分享阅读的乐趣。十月二十六号的晚上, 举行了第一次的聚会,共有8个人参加,在会中讨论了下列书籍.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: Book Club Books

We asked our book expert staff what books have worked well in the book clubs they host in library branches across the city. Read More ›

The Woman Behind the Curtain: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 24

Come hang out with Readers ServicOz! (See what we did there?) Lynn Lobash, manager of Readers Services, peels back the veil of mystery surrounding readers' advisory—and puts Gwen and Frank to the recommendations test.Read More ›
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