230 episodes

The New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.

The Librarian Is In The New York Public Library

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    • 4.7 • 566 Ratings

The New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.

    Crush Those Bugs, Ep 224

    Crush Those Bugs, Ep 224

    Frank and Crystal discuss Speak Memory and 2 YA books: The Secret Battle of Evan Pao and The Many Meanings of Meilan!

    • 56 min
    Supply Chain Problems? Not Here!, Ep 223

    Supply Chain Problems? Not Here!, Ep 223

    Frank and Crystal discuss their free read book choices.

    • 1 hr
    Book Club: Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi, Ep 222

    Book Club: Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi, Ep 222

    Crystal and Frank are back! Join them as they discuss Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi.

    • 53 min
    Did You Miss Us?, Ep 221

    Did You Miss Us?, Ep 221

    Heya! Frank and Crystal are back from their break and ready to dive back into all the great books they've read! Join us as they discuss their free read picks this week. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    REBROADCAST: Rare books! ASMR! Oh my!, Ep 189

    REBROADCAST: Rare books! ASMR! Oh my!, Ep 189

    Join Frank in welcoming his new co-host, Crystal Chen! This week they discuss what they've read the past week, as well as library school, rare books, and ASMR!
    Don't forget to reserve your copy of next week's book club pick!

    • 53 min
    Book Club Read: The Women's House of Detention, Ep 220

    Book Club Read: The Women's House of Detention, Ep 220

    Frank and Crystal discuss The Women's House of Detention by Hugh Ryan. 
    Don't forget Frank and Crystal will be taking July off. See you in August!

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
566 Ratings

566 Ratings

Ms. Joyce ,

Positively compelling and a grand delight

I make time every new episode to listen to Frank and Crystal. They are very good people who i could listen to for hours converse about emotions books aroused in them. I found the podcast when I was trying to become a librarian and these two make me want to be a writer so that maybe they could chat about a book written by me!

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Crystal and Frank hosts of the podcast, highlight all aspects of top reads and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Babzilla392 ,

Can We Get Frank A Better Microphone?

I enjoy the two hosts but can the NYPL part with a little endowment $ to get Frank some better audio equipment? It really detracts from the podcast. Unfollowing.

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