New York Public Library Shop
New York, NY 10018
Village Voice's Description
Many varieties of lamps, bookends, and coffee mugs to facilitate the reading process. Also less obvious aids: quotation pillows, take-out menu organizers, and clocks
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MTV News: We came here for a 'Decoded' interview with Jay-Z. For a limited time you can still check out the Sean Jean store nearby.
Your request for a book used to be shot throughout the building via giant brass pneumatic tubes. Now obsolete, the pipes can still be viewed at the clerk’s desk in the third-floor catalog room.
Free one-hour tours of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building begin at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tours meet at the reception desk in Astor Hall.
This library was among the first to join Google's "Library Project," which aims to scan the collections of the world's major book repositories and make their contents searchable online.
William Coleridge and Mark Twain argued with their books; Vladimir Nabokov graded his instead. Unsurprisingly, he gave top marks to himself. Ian Frazier witnessed it.
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