1. The rest of The Big Bang Theory cast was so inspired by Jim Parsons’ #ireadeverywhere photo that they decided to contribute their own! Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch have sent in pictures from the hair and makeup chair and a “jungle or mall”. Show us where you read!

    The rest of The Big Bang Theory cast was so inspired by Jim Parsons’ #ireadeverywhere photo that they decided to contribute their own! Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch have sent in pictures from the hair and makeup chair and a “jungle or mall”. Show us where you read!

  2. The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons has added his own #ireadeverywhere photo to the mix! He may play a physicist on TV, but off-screen he loves reading about Buster Keaton. Tell us where you love to read! 

    The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons has added his own #ireadeverywhere photo to the mix! He may play a physicist on TV, but off-screen he loves reading about Buster Keaton. Tell us where you love to read

  3. Seinfeld’s Lt. Bookman Is Baaaaack

    That is one tough monkey. Remember Lt. Bookman, the library cop who goes after Jerry in the hilarious Seinfeld episode, “The Library”? Well, actor Philip Baker Hall - the man behind the iconic character - is swinging back into action, participating in our #ireadeverywhere campaign. It seems reading means a lot to him - one whole hell of a lot. Gotta problem with that, funny boy?

    Where do you like to read? What’s your favorite place for starting an adventure? Show us! Share pics of yourself reading in your fave spots using Twitter or Instagram! Tag the photo #ireadeverywhere and add our handle @nypl! Just make sure your books aren’t overdue … like these.

  4. NYPL is bringing reading to the streets! Starting Tuesday, we’re opening an outdoor reading room on the plaza of the 42nd Street Library on Fifth Avenue. We welcome you to visit, enjoy reading our staff picks, and take a photo in front of a backdrop of the Rose Main Reading Room!This isn’t the first time we’ve brought the library outside. In the summer of 1935, NYPL created an open-air reading room in Bryant Park so that patrons could enjoy their selections in the sun and fresh air! #ireadeverywhere

    NYPL is bringing reading to the streets! Starting Tuesday, we’re opening an outdoor reading room on the plaza of the 42nd Street Library on Fifth Avenue. We welcome you to visit, enjoy reading our staff picks, and take a photo in front of a backdrop of the Rose Main Reading Room!

    This isn’t the first time we’ve brought the library outside. In the summer of 1935, NYPL created an open-air reading room in Bryant Park so that patrons could enjoy their selections in the sun and fresh air! #ireadeverywhere

  5. This note was found on the back of a letter from birthday boy Herman Melville to Nathaniel Hawthorne. It reads: “If you find any sand in this letter, regard it as so many sands of my life, which run out as I was writing it.” You can see the full letter here,  complete with writing advice and other gems like “…I shall lay eyes on you one of these days however. Keep some Champagne or Gin for me.” Happy Birthday Herman Melville!

    This note was found on the back of a letter from birthday boy Herman Melville to Nathaniel Hawthorne. It reads: “If you find any sand in this letter, regard it as so many sands of my life, which run out as I was writing it.” You can see the full letter here,  complete with writing advice and other gems like “…I shall lay eyes on you one of these days however. Keep some Champagne or Gin for me.” Happy Birthday Herman Melville!

  6. We are so excited about our LIVE from the NYPL Fall 2014 season, with speakers like Salman Rushdie, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman and George Clinton! Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 4th at 10:00am, but if you become a Friend of the Library you’ll get access to today’s presale, as well as receive 40% off tickets, and pay no service fees. Hurry - before tickets sell out! 

    We are so excited about our LIVE from the NYPL Fall 2014 season, with speakers like Salman Rushdie, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman and George Clinton! 

    Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 4th at 10:00am, but if you become a Friend of the Library you’ll get access to today’s presale, as well as receive 40% off tickets, and pay no service fees. Hurry - before tickets sell out! 

  7. Happy Birthday JK Rowling! Celebrate by revisiting one of her many titles in our collection, including her fantastic Harry Potter series. If magic doesn’t appeal to you, search for Rowling’s pseudonym Robert Galbraith and you’ll find some thrilling mysteries! 

    Happy Birthday JK Rowling! Celebrate by revisiting one of her many titles in our collection, including her fantastic Harry Potter series. If magic doesn’t appeal to you, search for Rowling’s pseudonym Robert Galbraith and you’ll find some thrilling mysteries! 

  8. Some of the most memorable life stories do not involve the powerful or famous, rather they uncover the lives of regular people in extraordinary circumstances. They can inspire us, humble us, make us laugh or make us cry. Here is a selection of memoirs that will stay with you long after you finish them.

  9. Get ready for reading inspiration to strike you as you’re walking down the street! Stop by the 5th Ave windows of the Mid-Manhattan Library for summer reading suggestions posted by our staff and patrons! They’ll also be posting titles on social media using the hashtag #MMLSummerRead so make sure to follow along!

    Get ready for reading inspiration to strike you as you’re walking down the street! Stop by the 5th Ave windows of the Mid-Manhattan Library for summer reading suggestions posted by our staff and patrons! They’ll also be posting titles on social media using the hashtag #MMLSummerRead so make sure to follow along!

  10. South African author Nadine Gordimer, honored many times for her work including receiving a Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature, has passed away. Here is a selection of her titles from our circulating collections.

    South African author Nadine Gordimer, honored many times for her work including receiving a Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature, has passed away. Here is a selection of her titles from our circulating collections.