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Recommended Books

Staff Recommendations

Stumped for something to read? Our staff members are never at a loss for suggestions. Just ask us at the Circulation or Reference Desks or peruse some of the special book recommendation articles we've compiled online. Staff recommendations have included topics as diverse as World War II, travel and exploration, Literature of the American West, oral history, and the comic novelSee all staff recommendations.

Book Committee Recommendations

The Library's Book Committee meets monthly to discuss additions of books, periodicals, and electronic resources. A selection of these recommended books is in our lobby on a shelf labeled Recommended by our Book Committee. You can also find these books in our online catalog by doing an Author search for New York Society Library. Book Committee.