Bryant Park


Attendance at Non-Fiction Series Averages 140

Word for Word series on American history brings in a crowd.

Angelito Jusay Photography

There is a lot going on at Bryant Park Reading Room this summer as the Word for Word series presents another fantastic lineup of events. There are author appearances, poetry readings, film discussions, writing classes, children’s events, and more.

One of the most popular series has been Word for Word Non-Fiction. Presented in partnership with the New York Historical Society, Non-Fiction brings the authors of important books on American history to the Reading Room for informative and entertaining discussions on their books’ subjects.

Audiences have been flocking. We’re averaging 140 for the series, topping out at 196 on July 9. There are four talks left, with topics including Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, the Declaration of Independence, and New York City during the years when John Lindsay was Mayor.

With a rich and varied program such as Word for Word, you’ll want to keep informed about the schedule, and we’ve made that easy. Not only can you consult the Events Calendar on our website at any time, you can also subscribe to the Reading Room Newsletter in order to receive the latest news and event updates in your inbox each week. Furthermore, on Mondays, the Bryant Park Blog posts Cliffs Notes with a Reading Room highlight from the previous week, plus the event schedule for the following week.

Bryant Park Reading Room is open daily 11:00am - 7:00pm, offering free use of newspapers, magazines, and books for everyone. We thank our generous sponsor HSBC Bank, which has been on board from the very beginning.

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