#Ownvoices | Collection Development: Race, Diversity, & Society

The complexity, history, and nuances of race in America mean a wealth of material could be identified as essential. A recent explosion of titles plus classics document the multiplicity of the American experience.

Comics Cross Over | Genre Spotlight: Graphic Novels

In our Genre Spotlight, the most exciting new offerings in graphic novels don’t conform easily to expectations.

Documentary DVDs | Best Sellers, June 2017

Oscar nominees, political stories, environmental tales, and the Beatles

Karan Mahajan Wins NYPL’s Young Lions Fiction Award

On Thursday, June 1, at a packed event at the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 42nd Street, Karan Mahajan was awarded this year’s Young Lions Fiction Award for The Association of Small Bombs (Viking). A National Book Award finalist named a Best Book by the New York Times, among many other publications, […]

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, May 2017

Lincoln in the Bardo now lives at No. 3; The Zookeeper’s Wife enters with movie buzz

Kings & Queens | Collection Development: The Royals

Members of the British Royal Family continue to fascinate, with their long history and controversies. In this year of Elizabeth’s sapphire jubilee and the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death, there is much to check out.

All Ears: Top Audiobook Titles for Summer and Fall | Audio Spotlight

This summer and fall will see a plethora of extraordinary titles on audio, with something for every listener, from podcast enthusiasts to historical fiction fans to theater devotees.

Research at Risk? | Notable Government Documents 2016

This year’s Notable Government Documents reflect what’s on everyone’s minds: climate change and how to preserve the data.

Granta: Best of Young American Novelists, Third Edition

Granta magazine announced its third list of Best of Young American Novelists, comprising the country’s most outstanding writers under age 40. The list includes a nice mix of household names and writers who are just emerging.

A Cuban Book Trip: Reading Flourishes at the Havana Book Fair

The captivating country of Cuba has welcomed readers, authors, publishers, and librarians to the Havana International Book Fair since 1982. Organized by the Ministry of Culture and the Cuban Book Institute, this standout cultural extravaganza, which originated as part of a government campaign to boost literacy on the island, celebrated its 26th anniversary this past February with a family-oriented festival dedicated to the pleasures of reading under the motto, “To read is to grow.”