April 30, 2015

New York City's libraries


have more users than its major professional sports, performing arts, museums, gardens, and zoos -- combined. But their funding? Not so much.



April 16, 2015

Tonight, let it be...


...The Sammys.

(It's even better than Löwenbrau.)

Tickets will still be available at the door for you last-minute-ers. Come celebrate and enjoy a special bespoke beverage created Just For The Sammys! 

Plus? There will be chocolate. 

Oh. And famous people.


April 10, 2015

Go Set a Watchman


Want to know what the new Harper Lee book cover will look like? We did, too. Go Set a Watchman, the sequel to Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird has two versions: the UK one and the US one. Which do you prefer?

This is our favorite:


April 9, 2015

Haters gonna hate, hate, hate.


The Friends are all about the libraries and the community and books and reading but you know what? We can't resist letting you know about this little grammar kerfuffle between Taylor Swift and the Princeton Review

Did you know?


Today is International Children's Book Day.


Here are some ideas for you to read to with a little person in your life.

April 8, 2015

No, we're not ALL rocket scientists...


... but we sure can read like 'em. Check out this list of the 13 best science books for general readers. Then, go out and impress everyone at your next cocktail party, Einstein.



April 7, 2015

Sammys, baby.


The Sammys are almost here! Get your tickets!



Premium tickets are $100 and include an autographed giclée (the image here) by author/illustrator Diane deGroat, as well as a tax deductible donation to the Jones Library.

General admission tickets are $50.

For more information or to order your tickets, click here.

April 3, 2015

10 Great Bookish Hotels


Now here's an idea whose time has come. Someone put together a list of different hotels around the world featuring books or literature in one way or another. One of these hotels has a Book Butler on call who will deliver books to your room if you need something to read.


The Friends envision a lot of travel in our future...