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Lord of the Guys: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 29

Frank and Gwen welcome Andrew and Craig of the Overdue podcast for a deep dive into William Golding's 1954 classic, Lord of the Flies. Every reader for him/her/reallyjustHIMself...Read More ›

Cheesy Books for Literary Cheese-Lovers

In honor of National Cheese Lover’s Day, we asked our book experts to recommend their favorite cheesy books — romance of all stripes, coming-of-age stories, sappy cozy mysteries, anything they wanted — and tell us their favorite kinds of actual cheese, too.Read More ›

Where to Start with Susan Sontag

On January 16, we're celebrating the birthday of Susan Sontag (1933-2004), one of the most influential American essayists, and critics of the 20th century. Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Dickinson Workout Edition January 13, 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 ›

Calling All Writers! Get Published in NYPL!Zine

Are you writer, poet, or artist? Would you like to see your works published? The New York Public Library has an opportunity for you!Read More ›

Exercise Like Your Favorite Author

It's a new year, and just like every January, millions of people across the world are pledging to get in shape. If you're looking to stay fit, clear the mind, or just have some fun, here's some inspiration from the workouts of your favorite writers.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Seconded and Thirded Edition January 6, 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 ›

#ReadersUnite to Share the Books They're Reading

This week, readers and writers are celebrating reading by posting the books they're reading to social media, joined together with the hashtag #ReadersUnite.Read More ›

#ReadersUnite! The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 28

Happy new year! Christopher Platt joins Gwen and Frank to talk about hate crimes, privacy and transparency, and how to start a revolution from your local library. Plus: Project Gutenberg reads, our technological future, and our crush on Carla Hayden. Read More ›

13 Romance Novels Set in Cornwall

Cornwall is a never-ending feast for the eyes: here are 13 romance novels guaranteed to transport you to those dream-laden shores.Read More ›

January Author Talks at Mid-Manhattan Library

We've got a selection of engaging author talks coming up this month at Mid-Manhattan Library.Read More ›

Join NYPL for #ReadersUnite

Whatever you're reading, we can all agree on one thing: the need to read.Read More ›

Winter Reads: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Open Book Night at Mid-Manhattan Library meets on the second Friday of the month, and you’re invited!Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Almost 2017 Edition December 30, 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 ›

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 ›
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