New York, USA

New York, USA


From the city that never sleeps to wind-tossed coastal villages and upstate towns that burst into color every fall, the state of New York is rich with remarkable people, compelling history, and frothy pop culture that make it a hotbed for irresistible stories.

New York City is the cultural capital of the world with Broadway, world-class shopping, and a population from all over the world that now calls this melting pot home. That means irresistible food, an orchestra of languages and accents, and multicultural tales — of history, of immigration, of family.

But don’t miss out on the towns outside the metropolitan area. There are rolling hills swathed in leaves, soaring mountains and dramatic gorges, crashing ocean surf, sweeping farmland, and riverside towns with rich histories and colorful characters of their own.

recommended books

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Bellweather Rhapsody

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Envy of Angels

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Take-Out

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The Golem and the Jinni

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The Monsters of Templeton

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The Great Gatsby

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The Works

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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

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The Book of Speculation

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featured posts

Mary Kingsbury was the first professional school librarian in American history. She started as a teacher in Latin, math, geography, and zoology — not bad for a girl who's father thought she didn't need an education.
It looks like the enchanted library of your dreams, but it's really the East Room of banker J.P. Morgan's 1906 Library, the heart of the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City. Commence swooning.
This weekend, we recommend a getaway to Templeton, NY — aka Cooperstown. IRL, there's the Baseball Hall of Fame and James Fenimore Cooper. In the book, there's a lake and old friends and — oh, yeah — a monster.

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