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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 • 539 Ratings

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

    Fiction...and More Fiction!

    Fiction...and More Fiction!

    Join Frank and Rhonda as they discuss the books they read this week!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Book Club: The Parable of the Sower

    Book Club: The Parable of the Sower

    Join Frank and Rhonda as they discuss this month's book club pick, The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Have You Gotten Lost in a Good Book Lately?

    Have You Gotten Lost in a Good Book Lately?

    Bonjour! Rhonda and Frank are back to discuss what they've read this week. 

    • 54 min
    Book Club: The Turn of the Screw

    Book Club: The Turn of the Screw

    Join Frank and Rhonda as they discuss this month's book club pick: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Is Fall Here Yet?!, Ep. 174

    Is Fall Here Yet?!, Ep. 174

    Happy Fall! Rhonda and Frank are ready for Spooky Season! This week they check in with each other and discuss what they've been reading!

    • 55 min
    Book Club: And Then There Were None

    Book Club: And Then There Were None

    Join Frank and Rhonda this week as they discuss Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None!

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
539 Ratings

539 Ratings

Ashpoe122 ,

Librarians are the best!

Hey Rhonda and Frank, you both are so fun and remind the world how awesome librarians are! Thanks for inspiring people to read more, to diversify what one reads, and to interact with those readings. Keep it up!

Norapants ,

Hang In There Frank!

I have read so many great books thanks to this podcast and enjoyed the interviews with other NYPL employees. The most compelling discussions felt spontaneous and unscripted. I have not enjoyed the new format as much. Frank you’re carrying this podcast like a mother trucking freight train ;)

RebRab88 ,

Love me some Frank!!

I absolutely love the books that Frank mentions. He talks about current reads as well as a great plethora of backlist reads. I have added way too many books my TBR because of him. When he referred to walking around in a dirty bathroom with a martini during quarantine I completely related! I have added a trip to the Jefferson Library to my next NY trip.
Can we PLEASE bring back Gwen????
They both worked so well together even though they had completely different reading tastes (ie. Harry Potter:)) I still loved when she made Frank read things that she was obsessed with and you could tell Frank was no impressed. I am honestly not feeling this new duo with Rhonda. It is almost cringe-worthy to listen to, because there is no flow.

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