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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

Howard Jacobson on the profound sadness of holding on to Dickens pen.

"Well I am here to tell you, you don’t know nothing."- Toni Morrison

"Ain’t that the truth"- Junot Diaz

Take a lunch break and stroll down Chelsea’s High Line, where you are bound to encounter Ed Ruscha’s yearlong mural. 

Check him out here talking about his evocative work and resistance to nostalgia: “I knew when I made this in 1962…that someday these buildings would be perceived even as nostalgic, and that troubled me greatly.”

Self proclaimed “connoisseur of error” reflects on the quest of truth and the illusion of realness in photography.

No better way to start off your morning than by sifting through this photographic love letter to the public library, “humanity’s greatest sanctuary of knowledge.”

No better way to start off your morning than by sifting through this photographic love letter to the public library, “humanity’s greatest sanctuary of knowledge.”