1. Happy Caturday! Our #ireadeverywhere campaign has been going just purrrrfectly, with thousands of people - including Jim Parsons, Neil Gaiman, Mindy Kaling, Cookie Monster and Hillary Clinton - participating and sharing their love of reading with the world. We’ve also been getting our fair share of feline photos, including one from best-selling author Dan Brown, and this one from our friends at Reading Rainbow (which has been posting tons of amazing stuff, including a photo from host Levar Burton) - this photo of their graphic designer Luci reading with her kitty. Happy Caturday! And send pics of yourself (and your cat) reading! 

    Happy Caturday! Our #ireadeverywhere campaign has been going just purrrrfectly, with thousands of people - including Jim ParsonsNeil GaimanMindy KalingCookie Monster and Hillary Clinton - participating and sharing their love of reading with the world. We’ve also been getting our fair share of feline photos, including one from best-selling author Dan Brown, and this one from our friends at Reading Rainbow (which has been posting tons of amazing stuff, including a photo from host Levar Burton) - this photo of their graphic designer Luci reading with her kitty. Happy Caturday! And send pics of yourself (and your cat) reading! 

  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. 

Who here is hooked on HBO’s The Leftovers? Based on a book by Tom Perrotta, each episode revolves around one of the four members of the Garvey family, following a mysterious worldwide “rapture”. Before you start to binge on this suspenseful drama (or if you’ve already finished it), here are other books we recommend featuring interconnected stories you’re sure to enjoy. 

    Who here is hooked on HBO’s The Leftovers? Based on a book by Tom Perrotta, each episode revolves around one of the four members of the Garvey family, following a mysterious worldwide “rapture”. Before you start to binge on this suspenseful drama (or if you’ve already finished it), here are other books we recommend featuring interconnected stories you’re sure to enjoy. 

  4. Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers, just sent in a #ireadeverywhere selfie from the comfort of her bed, adding that she “loves getting to stay in bed with a good book”. You’re making us jealous, Emma! Where are you reading today? 

    Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers, just sent in a #ireadeverywhere selfie from the comfort of her bed, adding that she “loves getting to stay in bed with a good book”. You’re making us jealous, Emma! Where are you reading today

  5. The Library’s #ireadeverywhere campaign has reached new heights - and just in time for Caturday. Brian (Twitter handle @brianlinek) shared this amazing image of himself reading To Kill A Mockingbird, up a tree, with (we presume) his beloved, scheming cat. We can’t decide which part of this photo we like best. It’s just, well, purrrrfect. Thank you for sending it, Brian! And happy Caturday, all! Want to share your love of reading (and your favorite reading spot)? Join our #ireadeverywhere campaign (just like LeVar Burton and Hillary Clinton and Mindy Kaling and Jim Parsons, to name a few) and share with us where you read. Maybe you’ll inspire someone else to pick up a book and start an adventure (one that does not actually involve killing birds of any kind, of course)! 

    The Library’s #ireadeverywhere campaign has reached new heights - and just in time for Caturday. Brian (Twitter handle @brianlinek) shared this amazing image of himself reading To Kill A Mockingbird, up a tree, with (we presume) his beloved, scheming cat. We can’t decide which part of this photo we like best. It’s just, well, purrrrfect. Thank you for sending it, Brian! And happy Caturday, all! Want to share your love of reading (and your favorite reading spot)? Join our #ireadeverywhere campaign (just like LeVar Burton and Hillary Clinton and Mindy Kaling and Jim Parsons, to name a few) and share with us where you read. Maybe you’ll inspire someone else to pick up a book and start an adventure (one that does not actually involve killing birds of any kind, of course)! 

  6. "Take a look, it’s in a…plane?" Reading Rainbow’s own LeVar Burton just sent in this great #ireadeverywhere selfie from the sky! Tell us where you read, and share your pictures with us! 

    "Take a look, it’s in a…plane?" Reading Rainbow’s own LeVar Burton just sent in this great #ireadeverywhere selfie from the sky! Tell us where you read, and share your pictures with us

  7. 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!

  8. The wonderful Mindy Kaling’s newest project is participating in ours - she Tweeted, “In between slayin dudes and eating BBQ, #ireadeverywhere. Where do you read? @nypl.” Answer her and tell everyone where you read!  

    The wonderful Mindy Kaling’s newest project is participating in ours - she Tweeted, “In between slayin dudes and eating BBQ, #ireadeverywhere. Where do you read? @nypl.” Answer her and tell everyone where you read!  

  9. 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.

  10. 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!