Interview: David Duchovny
The actor and erstwhile literary scholar turned his idea for a kids’ film into one brilliant, irreverent book
10 erotic books hotter than Fifty Shades
Looking for steamy scenes and excellent writing? Skip E.L. James’s sex-filled trilogy and take these books to bed instead.
LIVE from the NYPL lineup
One of the city’s most prestigious and, simply, best talk and reading series returns for another brilliant season.
Best book events in NYC: Critics' picks
Brooklyn Poets Yawp
Simply put, the Yawp is one of the most innovative literary events in the city—and one of the best deals. In the first hour, an accomplished poet leads a...
Brooklyn by the Book: Kazuo Ishiguro
The novelist behind such feats as The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go makes a rare Brooklyn appearance to launch his first novel in a decade, The...
From Book to Broadway: A Conversation with Hilary Mantel
The two-time Booker Prize–winning author joins director Jeremy Herrin to share insight on the theatrical adaptation of her hit novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up...
The Moth StorySLAM
Ten stories. Three teams of judges. One winner. The outrageously (and deservedly) popular storytelling series pits local yarn spinners against one another,...
New York's best bookstores and readings
Best bookstores in New York City
The independent bookshops on this list represent some of the best places to find
Best specialty bookstores in New York City
For literary fetishists who seek out the latest or just casual readers who are looking for a great play or the new crime novel
Best reading series in New York City
From fiction writers taking risks to sexy poets purring their verses, these are some of the best spots
Best storytelling shows in New York City
If there are indeed eight million stories in the Naked City, these shows represent the best way to eavesdrop on a few.
Upcoming book events in NYC
Joseph O’Neill in Conversation
In his latest work, acclaimed author Joseph O'Neill takes readers on a comic and philosophical journey to Dubai after the main character accepts an unusual...
The Orchid Show: Chandeliers
Admire the ornamental flowers and greenery inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory as it blossoms into spring. Every Saturday and Sunday expert gardener Sonia...
Radio City Stage Door Tour
This hour-long tour of the Art Deco theater includes a look at the Roxy Suite—created for vaudeville producer Samuel Lionel "Roxy" Rothafel when the stage...
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Interview: Shaun Usher
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10 new science-fiction and fantasy reads
Pick up these genre-bending works to indulge your lust for the unbelievable, without committing to a 14-part novel series
Interview: Julia Cooke
The author and travel journalist shares her story about life in Cuba today, from the trade embargo to the espresso
Most anticipated books of early 2015
It’s time to make some New Year’s resolutions, like planning to read loads of excellent literature