125 NYC Books We Love from The New York Public Library

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There are so many gems on this list, including some of my truest favorites, from Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile to Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems, Up in the Old Hotel by Jospeh Mitchell, and Another Country by James Baldwin. There are also many I’ve never even heard of- one day I hope to read them all!! Check out all the NYC love from The New York Public Library.

New York City is many things: powerful, resilient, funny, fascinating, a center of culture and literary life—a city that contains multitudes. As the Library wraps up its 125th anniversary year, we pay tribute to the city we call home with a book list that reflects its diversity, energy, and life, plus city-centric storytimes for young readers, programs with famous New Yorkers, and more.

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