If you’re looking to celebrate Irish culture today in a way that doesn’t involve being thrown out of a bar at 4pm, then the Irish Arts Center has you covered.
Beginning at 7am this morning, and lasting until supplies run out, the cultural organization is handing out free books by Irish and Irish-American writers.
Volunteers are currently standing by at 11 locations across all five boroughs distributing the free tomes from authors including Samuel Beckett, Emma Donoghue, Colum McCann, Oscar Wilde and more. (See the full list here.)
Here are the locations where you can snag a free book.
IRISH ARTS CENTER BOOK DAY LOCATIONS
Southwest corner of 110th Street and Lexington Avenue, 6 Train
Christopher Street stop on the 1 train at Sheridan Square and 4th Street
72nd and Broadway outside the 1 train subway station
Southeast corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 61st Street at Woodside at the 61st Street stop on the 7 train
37th Road "Diversity" Plaza between 74th and 73rd Streets in Jackson Heights at the Roosevelt Avenue station
Fresh Pond entrance to the M train, near 67th Avenue, 62nd Street, and Fresh Pond Road
North eastern corner of Junction Blvd on the 7 train express
Northwest corner of 36th Street and 4th Avenue on the B,D, N,R trains at Sunset Park
Atlantic Terminal: Target Plaza
Fordham Road and Webster Avenue, Northeast corner
St. George Terminal Staten Island, 1 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY