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July 2016 International Fiction Bestsellers

What are people reading around the world?Read More ›

Are You Getting the Whole Story? Beware the Filter Bubble

The "filter bubble": social media and exposure (or lack thereof) to differing viewpoints.Read More ›

Literary Bad Boys

In honor of Heathcliff, we asked our book experts here at The New York Public Library: Who’s your favorite literary bad boy and why?Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: August 1, 2016

Everything old is new again this week, as a 2003 Nicholas Sparks book regains a spot in the top five.Read More ›

Cullman Center Recommends: 15 Books for Summer Reading

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has had seventeen classes of fellows in residence at The New York Public Library. These gifted independent scholars, creative writers, academics, and visual artists have produced more than one hundred books since 1999, and we recommend fifteen of their recent titles for 2016 summer reading.Read More ›

#FridayReads Roundup: What Else Can You Do in 20 Minutes?

Hit us up for a recommendation on Twitter @NYPLRecommends between 10-11 AM EDT on Friday mornings.Read More ›

Introducing SimplyE: 300,000 E-Books to Browse, Borrow, and Read

The New York Public Library just released SimplyE, a new app that gives NYPL cardholders the ability to browse, borrow, and read more than 300,000 e-books from the Library’s collections in just a few easy steps.Read More ›

One Bad Podcast: The Librarian Is In, Ep. 17

Gwen can barely contain herself this week when she and Frank are joined by Biz Ellis, one of the hosts of the One Bad Mother podcast, to talk kids and parents and books. Plus, Biz's 6-year-old daughter makes a book recommendation of her very own!Read More ›

Boys of Summer: 15 YA Romances You'll Totally Fall For

Every summer I put together a list of my favorite teen romance novels—new and old—to read during those lazy summer days. It always has a theme, but this year I’m keeping it simple.Read More ›

Read 20 Minutes a Day? Finish Moby-Dick before Fall

Twenty minutes a day. That's all it takes for kids and adults alike to avoid a summer reading slump... and, as it turns out, to read some really amazing books. So, with our Summer Reading Challenge in full swing, we decided to do a little math.Read More ›

Picture Books for Working Moms

All moms are working hard all the time, and moms who work outside their homes could sometimes use a hand explaining their jobs to their kids and handling their separation anxiety. These picture books do just that.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: July 24, 2016

If you are among the many readers who read one of The New York Times top five fiction titles and want more of the same adventure or romance or thrills, we have some suggestions for you.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New Nonfiction for Kids

Our staff have been busy reading and reviewing 2016 titles. Here are a few of their favorite new nonfiction books for children.Read More ›

PokeBooks for Pokémon GO

As freely available public spaces, libraries hold a special position in the game. This list features books for readers of all ages that capture the experience of finding new things in your familiar surroundings.Read More ›

#FridayReads Roundup: A Reading Exchange and Tiny Topics with Tiny Titles

Our recent reading posts.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: July 17, 2016

If you are among the many readers who read one of The New York Times top five fiction titles and want more of the same adventure or romance or thrills, here are some suggestions for you.Read More ›

July Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

True-crime in New York...cheating Hitler...healthy Jewish cooking...the tainted lives of the children of dictators...the power of imagery...a trip through Provence....the logic and aesthetics behind the Internet...America’s World War II secret...a sequential information memory workshop...the first travel journalist of the '20s and '30s...the life of Lafayette...making good habits matter....the future of LGBT rights.Read More ›

Hogwarts & Hollywood: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 16

Welcome to The Librarian Is In, the New York Public Library's podcast about books, culture, and what to read next. Read More ›

Microhistories and Their Microtitles

A somewhat recent and interesting approach to studying and writing about cultural and social history is the “microhistory.” We noticed a theme among microhistories: many have single word titles followed by a descriptive subtitle. Check out our list of microhistories and their microtitles.Read More ›

#FridayReads Roundup: Summer in the City

Hit us up for a recommendation on Twitter @NYPLRecommends between 10-11 AM EDT on Friday mornings.Read More ›
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