1. Imposter. Con man. Rip-off artist. Sham. They’re all words for those who faking it is an occupation. Some of the phonies on this list are fictional, while some come straight from real life. Whether you’re interested in teasing out the differences between appearances and reality or you just like a good thriller, our favorite scam stories will make you look at charming strangers in a whole new light. 

    Imposter. Con man. Rip-off artist. Sham. They’re all words for those who faking it is an occupation. Some of the phonies on this list are fictional, while some come straight from real life. Whether you’re interested in teasing out the differences between appearances and reality or you just like a good thriller, our favorite scam stories will make you look at charming strangers in a whole new light. 

  2. Author Dan Brown (and a feline friend) are flipped out over #ireadeverywhere! The author says that “reading helps change your perspective,” and we couldn’t agree more!

    Author Dan Brown (and a feline friend) are flipped out over #ireadeverywhere! The author says that “reading helps change your perspective,” and we couldn’t agree more!

  3. Iconic author Judy Blume passed along her #ireadeverywhere photo from a garden in Santa Fe, adding “Supposed to be doing revisions on novel but Wally Lamb inspires.” We can’t blame her! Now it’s your turn to show us where you’re reading today! 

    Iconic author Judy Blume passed along her #ireadeverywhere photo from a garden in Santa Fe, adding “Supposed to be doing revisions on novel but Wally Lamb inspires.” We can’t blame her! Now it’s your turn to show us where you’re reading today! 

  4. The Mets tell us “it’s not just the scouting report Daniel Murphy reads,” he also finds time to read a great story in the locker room! Professional athletes know that you need a strong brain as well as a strong body, so show us where you strengthen your mind! #ireadeverywhere 

    The Mets tell us “it’s not just the scouting report Daniel Murphy reads,” he also finds time to read a great story in the locker room! Professional athletes know that you need a strong brain as well as a strong body, so show us where you strengthen your mind! #ireadeverywhere 

  5. We just got an extra-furry #ireadeverywhere update from one of our favorite friends: Cookie Monster! He tells us that he “loves to read at his grandma’s house. After eating cookies, of course.” Sounds good to us! Where do you love to read? 

    We just got an extra-furry #ireadeverywhere update from one of our favorite friends: Cookie Monster! He tells us that he “loves to read at his grandma’s house. After eating cookies, of course.” Sounds good to us! Where do you love to read? 

  6. Author Neil Gaiman reads everywhere, “but especially on trains!” There’s nothing like traveling with a good book. Have your travels taken you to any great reading spots? Show us with the hashtag #ireadeverywhere!

    Author Neil Gaiman reads everywhere, “but especially on trains!” There’s nothing like traveling with a good book. Have your travels taken you to any great reading spots? Show us with the hashtag #ireadeverywhere!

  7. Even puppies are getting in on the #ireadeverywhere campaign! Thanks Baxter the Corgi - keep up the good work everyone!

    Even puppies are getting in on the #ireadeverywhere campaign! Thanks Baxter the Corgi - keep up the good work everyone!

  8. 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! 

  9. 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.

  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.