City Readers Digital Historic Collections at the New York Society Library
On the Town: Your Favorite New York City Reads
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.