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February 2013 Highlights From the Underground New York Public Library

  1. “THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS,” BY URSULA K. LE GUIN
  2. E-READER
  3. Ц-ЛЕС,” BY АНАТОЛИЙ КИМ
  4. “TROPIC OF CANCER,” BY HENRY MILLER
  5. STAR WARS (THE OLD REPUBLIC): REVAN,” BY DREW KARPYSHYN
  6. “HERE COMES EVERYBODY,” BY CLAY SHIRKY
  7. “THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING,” BY JOAN DIDION
  8. “PERSEPOLIS: THE STORY OF A CHILDHOOD,” BY MARJANE SATRAPI
  9. “The Mummy, The Will And The Crypt,” by John Bellairs and “Ribsy,” by Beverly Cleary
  10. “POLITICS,” BY ARISTOTLE

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January 2013 Highlights from the Underground New York Public Library

What a month. At times too cold to turn the pages or to click the camera underground. It all went on anyway, and here are ten highlights:

  1. "Life, Love & Loneliness," by Crystal Lacey Winslow
  2. "This Is How You Lose Her," by Junot Díaz
  3. "Northern Lights," by Philip Pullman
  4. "German Made Simple," by Arnold Leitner Ph.D
  5. "Lucy in the Sky," by Anonymous
  6. "A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments,” by David Foster Wallace 
  7. "Rainbow Valley (Anne of Green Gables, No. 7)," by L.M. Montgomery
  8. "The Atrocity Archives," by Charles Stross & "The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories," by Charles Bukowski
  9. "A View from the Bridge," by Arthur Miller
  10. eReader

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November 2012 Highlights From The Underground New York Public Library

1. "Moby-Dick," by Herman Melville 2. "Steve Jobs," by Walter Isaacson 3. "This Dark Earth," by John Hornor Jacobs 4. "The Imperfectionists," by Tom Rachman 5“Veinte poemas de amor y una cancion de desesperada y cien sonetos de amor,” by Pablo Neruda, and “Time Travel and Warp Drives: A Scientific Guide to Shortcuts through Time and Space,” by Allen Everett and Thomas Roman. 6. "The Casual Vacancy," by J. K. Rowling 7. "Cometas en el Cielo," by Khaled Hosseini 8. "The Torah with Rashi’s Commentary: Vol. 1, Genesis," Edited by Rabbi Yisrael Herczeg 9. "The Alchemist," by Paulo Coelho 10. "A Bad Man Is Easy to Find," by M. J. Verlaine

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October 2012 Highlights from the Underground New York Public Library

1. “The Savage Detectives,” by Roberto Bolaño 2. “Wolf Hall,” by Hilary Mantel 3. “The Talmud” 4. “Utopia,” by Thomas More 5. "How to Be Black," by Baratunde Thurston 6. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” by Ken Kesey 7. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone," by J.K. Rowling 8. "Notes from the Underground," by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 9. "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," by Harriet Jacobs 10. "Choke," by Chuck Palahniuk

I wish a safe, speedy, and spirited recovery for my beloved NYC! Limited subway service is returning tomorrow, thanks to the amazing efforts of the MTA. Here is the MTA flickr feed for a look at what they are dealing with post hurricane Sandy. 

September 2012 Highlights from the UNYPL

1. "Mary," by Vladimir Nabokov 2. "Blueberries for Sal," by Robert McCloskey 3. "In Search of Lost Time, Vol. III: The Guermantes Way," by Marcel Proust 4. "Everything Is Illuminated," by Jonathan Safran Foer 5.  "The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World Is Still the Least Valued," by Ann Crittenden 6. "The Talmud" 7. "Lolita," by Vladimir Nabokov 8. "The Secret of Childhood," by Maria Montessori 9. "In Other Rooms, Other Wonders," by Daniyal Mueenuddin 10. "The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom," by Don Miguel Ruiz and Where’d You Go, Bernadette," by Maria Semple

Note: The UNYPL is closed for a Fall break. Posts will begin again in one week, on October 8th. Until then, I’ll miss the library! It’s become literally a place, one that I love. I look forward to continue building it into 2013!  -Ourit

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August 2012 Highlights from The Underground New York Public Library

1. "Gingersnaps," by Delorys Welch-Tyson  2. "The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy," by Douglas Adams 3. ”Bared to You,” by Sylvia Day   4. "Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to Skip in Literature’s 50 Greatest Hits," by Jack Murnighan 5. "Atlas Shrugged," by Ayn Rand 6. "Augustus John: Drawings," by Lillian Browse 7. "Don’t Be Sad," by Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni 8. "Crimen y castigo," by Fiódor Dostoyevski 9. "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 10. ”Ragtime,” by E.L. Doctorow

August was a busy month, and it feels great to look back and see that the Underground Library still kept up. I’m looking forward to seeing the readers and the books that will join the archives in September. I’m waiting too for that first Fall jacket to show up! 

See highlights from July

July 2012 Highlights from the Underground New York Public Library

Each one was its own moment. It’s great to see them all together.

1. "The God Delusion," by Richard Dawkins 2. "The Birth of Tragedy," by Friedrich Nietzsche 3. "Mary Poppins," by Dr. P. L. Travers 4. "The Stranger Beside Me," by Ann Rule 5. "Queer," by William S. Burroughs 6. "Just My Type: A Book About Fonts," by Simon Garfield 7. "By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept," by Elizabeth Smart 8. "Know Thyself," by Na’im Akbar 9. "Star Wars (The Old Republic): Fatal Alliance," by Sean Williams  10. "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant," by Anne Tyler

I’m looking forward to the new characters who will come with their books to the Underground New York Public Library in August!     

If you are a blog or another source that has asked for permission to post pictures, here is a selection of which you may use up to five. Thank you.

1. The Iliad  2. Ask The Dust 3. Frankenstein 4. The Rum Diary 5. Notes From Underground 6. Rabbit Run 7. Mars Trilogy 8. The Sonnets 9. Hebrew Bible 10. The Dirty Life 

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

Ourit Ben-Haim takes the pictures. The blog has daily posts except on Saturdays. 

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