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“If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself." - Dostoyevsky
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves." - Shakespeare
“A single person is missing for you, and the whole world is empty." - Didion
“Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest." - Hesse
“Quiet people have the loudest minds." - Hawking

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New York Times Book Review

A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters

"On the occasion of Black History Month, I’ve selected the most influential books on race and the black experience published in the United States for each decade of the nation’s existence — a history of race through ideas, arranged chronologically on the shelf." - Ibram X. Kendi

NPR’s Book Concierge

Guide To 2016’s Great Reads

'The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu', 'Please Kill Me: the Uncensored Oral History of Punk', 'Ego Is the Enemy' (by the inimitable Ryan Holliday) and more...

Staff picks from one of New York's greatest treasures

Sophie's picks from her author blog - BOOK WISH: the confessions of a bookaholic:


Before I Fall (by Lauren Oliver)  |   The Lunar Chronicles (by Marissa Meyer)  |   A Court of Mist & Fury (by Sarah J. Maas)

Best o' the Bard

The New York Shakespeare Exchange

New York Shakespeare Exchange inspires deeper conversation in our world through innovative, classically-infused theatrical programming. "There is a very active sense of engagement with the audience, of carrying on a conversation. There is an exchange of ideas - from across the centuries, from Shakespeare to us, and between us and you." - actor extraordinaire Vince Gatton

Book blog sentry

The Millions blog

Most Anticipated: The Great 2017 Book Preview

Underground New York Public Library

"The Underground New York Public Library is a photo series featuring the Reading-Riders of the NYC subways. The photos come together as a visual library. This library freely lends out a reminder that we’re capable of traveling to great depths within ourselves and as a whole."

Brain Pickings

An inventory of cross-disciplinary interestingness, spanning art, science, design, history, philosophy, and more.

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Reading resources

Longreads - best of 2016

A special-victims unit fights the hidden epidemic of sexual assault that is disturbingly difficult to investigate.

Kirkus Reviews

In January 1933—the same month the Ford Motor Company laid off 100,000 workers and a record 242 U.S. banks failed—Virginia Kirkus started a business, the Virginia Kirkus Bookshop Service, that she was advised to file under “Pipe Dreams” by 24 of the 25 people she asked for advice. “If I had to sell the Service to regular bookstores by mail, I’d fast and pray for a few days (because I think it is a damn tough job),” one friend replied to her. “Virginia, selling gold bricks by mail would be much easier.”


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Indie Bound

Independent bookstores have always occupied a special place in communities. Through IndieBound—and the Indie Next List flyers and Indie Bestseller Lists—readers find trusted bookseller curated reading options, newly discovered writers, and a real choice for buying.


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