Books/Music/Movies

Recommendations

Our expert librarians have you covered, from our Staff Picks Book Finder to personalized recommendations. There’s no better place than the Library to discover your next great read.

Nobody loves books more than our experts. Use this interactive tool to find out what we couldn’t put down.

Book Lists

  • 125 books we love list held up against a shelf of books.

    125 Books We Love

    Celebrate the Library’s anniversary with 125 books, from the last 125 years, that inspire a lifelong love of reading.
  • Two kids sitting behind two stacks of books.

    New & Noteworthy

    See which books we can't stop buzzing about! Check out monthly updates about the newest and most exciting titles our librarians are reading.

Personalized Recommendations

  • Facebook

    ​Tune in Wednesdays at 12:30 PM to chat with our book experts.​
  • Tweet

    Tweet us @NYPLRecommends with a book that you like and we'll tweet you back suggestions.
  • Email

    ​Fill out our online form and we'll send book suggestions straight to your inbox.​

Podcast: The Librarian Is In

  • The Librarian Is In

    Calling All Book-Lovers

    Join hosts Rhonda Evans and Frank Collerius for a biweekly discussion about books, culture, and what to read next. They interview guests from the world of libraries and beyond, discuss the books they’re reading, and recommend their favorite titles with equal parts humor, passion, and knowledge.