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On the Town: Favorite New York City Books

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 TO MONDAY, DECEMBER 31

Both Library members and nonmembers are welcome to visit the exhibition in The Assunta, Ignazio, Ada and Romano Peluso Exhibition Gallery any time the Library is open.

From Washington Irving to the present, New York City has been a fruitful muse for writers of all styles and genres. New York City books are a strength of the Library's collection, and of course we honor each year's best books about the city with our New York City Book Awards.

In this short-term exhibition, members and staff share their favorite titles about or set in the Big Apple. Survey the staggering breadth of writing our city has inspired, and find a new favorite of your own.