Books

Your essential guide to NYC bookstores, author readings and book signings

The 15 best books of 2016
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The 15 best books of 2016

From the tale of a teenager drawn into a cult to a deep dive into Seinfeld history, here are our picks

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New York's best bookstores and readings

Best bookstores in NYC
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Best bookstores in NYC

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Best specialty bookstores in NYC
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Best specialty bookstores in NYC

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Best reading series in NYC
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Best reading series in NYC

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Best storytelling shows in NYC
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Best storytelling shows in NYC

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Recent book reviews

Girl in a Band
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Girl in a Band

In the opening pages of her memoir, Kim Gordon finds herself in the midst of two breakups

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Find Me: A Novel
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Find Me: A Novel

As victims across the country forget their names, one woman's memories won't let her go

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Honeydew: Stories by Edith Pearlman
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Honeydew: Stories by Edith Pearlman

The short-story master will bring out your inner voyeur in another collection of simple, entrancingly realistic fictions

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Loitering: New & Collected Essays by Charles D’Ambrosio
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Loitering: New & Collected Essays by Charles D’Ambrosio

A cult essayist expands his oeuvre—and leaves no doubt about his talent—in this deeply relatable nonfiction collection 

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Ugly Girls: A Novel by Lindsay Hunter
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Ugly Girls: A Novel by Lindsay Hunter

Two teens face a stalker and deal with their own failings in a richly detailed debut 

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss
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On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss

Myths, metaphors and vampires: Eula Biss’s expansive exploration of vaccination will surprise you 

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Top books stories

The best books about New York
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The best books about New York

From classic Brooklyn bildungsroman to a modernist scramble through Manhattan, these books create NYC in their image

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The best NYC authors of all time
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The best NYC authors of all time

NYC has been the literary landscape to countless authors

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Poet Tracy K. Smith on grief, God and getting hooked on prose
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Poet Tracy K. Smith on grief, God and getting hooked on prose

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author offers a revealing look back on her childhood and her mother’s death

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10 new science-fiction and fantasy reads
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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

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Interview: Julia Cooke
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Interview: Julia Cooke

The author and travel journalist shares her story about life in Cuba today, from the trade embargo to the espresso

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