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On the Town: New York City Book Recommendations from Members and Staff

Following the closing of The New York World of Willa Cather, we offer a short-term exhibition called On the Town: Your Favorite New York City Reads, which will remain on view through December 31st in the Peluso Exhibition Gallery. Books on New York are one of the the strengths of our collection, and for this exhibition we asked members and staff to share their favorite books about or set in our city. The selection is as varied and exciting as New York itself. 

Click here to see what books were selected, and to discover some excellent reading recommendations.

Back in 2015, the staff recommended their favorite books on the Big Apple, and that can be read here.

For more noteworthy books on New York, check the winners of our annual New York City Book Awards