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New York Public Library Excited About 2 New Children’s Books Set There!

NYPL is always a big treasure for any book-lovers, and of course, you Bookstrs! Besides its volcano-like collections of books, its half-palace-half-maze building has attracted our attention for a long time. Now, there’re two books about library adventures are making the dreams of sleep-over-at-NYPL come true! 

 

 

As NYPL’s Instagram account celebrates:

 

 

 

 

The two are Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude and The Story Collector: A New York Public Library Book. No matter if you’re children or adults, you much check them out! What follows are short intro of the books from Amazon.

 

 

Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude

Written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Steve Lewis

 

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Image via Macmillan Publishers

 

 

Steadfast Fortitude and curious Patience are waiting every morning to greet visitors of the Library.

That is until, one early morning, when Fortitude finds Patience is missing. The city is about to awake, and the lions absolutely must be in their places before the sun rises. Now, Fortitude must abandon his own post to find his best friend in the Library’s labyrinthine halls.

 

 

The Story Collector: A New York Public Library Book

Written by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb and illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

 

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Image via The New York Public Library Shop – NYPL

 

Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler has spent her whole life in the New York Public Library. She knows every room by heart, except the ones her father keeps locked. When Viviani becomes convinced that the library is haunted, new girl Merit Mubarak makes fun of her. So Viviani decides to play a harmless little prank, roping her older brothers and best friend Eva to help out.

But what begins as a joke quickly gets out of hand, and soon Viviani and her friends have to solve two big mysteries: Is the Library truly haunted? And what happened to the expensive new stamp collection? It’s up to Viviani, Eva, and Merit (reluctantly) to find out.

 

 

No matter if it is a lion statue looking for his missing partner in the library before the sunrise, or a brave young girl with her friends exploring the haunted library, the newly published two books make me happy and curious about NYPL! I’ll definitely go check them out after work and you, Booktrs, should do that too 🙂

 

 

 

Featured Image via NYPL’s IG


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InstaNovels: The New York Public Library Is Bringing Classic Tales to Your Instagram Stories

This must be one of the most brilliant ideas of the last decade. ❤ ❤ ❤

 

According to Electric Literature, New York Public Library is redefining what a “story” is by making the Instagram stories more “readable” and “storytelling” which a service is called “InstaNovels.” Unlike the common usage of Instagram stories (people sharing their daily lives, dogs, birthdays, selfies, you name it), InstaNovels will bring classic literature to your Instagram stories. From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carol, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, to The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, you will start being able to read these classics on Instagram!

 

What make them surprisingly accessible is that each classic is GIF-illustrated by well-known artists: Magoz (@magoz) for Alice, Buck (@buck_design) for Wallpaper, and César Pelizer (@cesarpelizer) for Metamorphosis.

 

 

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Image via electricliterature

 

From August 22nd, on NYPL’s IG account literature-lovers can check these stories out. Entering the story, first you will see the creative GIF illustration as the book cover; then, you tip the screen as you usually do to get to the next story where the content of the book is; after that, you are officially into the story.

 

Electric Literature suggests that the font, colors, and design elements of the story are optimized for a better reading experience: a beige background is good for eyes; the Georgia typeface makes the long text reading easier; on the right bottom there’s a place “Thumb here” by which you pause the page and read the text. One cute thing is: with the pages turned further, the “Thumb here” will gradually become a blue tiny cyclops! 

 

 

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Image via electricliterature

 

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Image via NYPL

 

 

InstaNovels is actually an add-on idea to the original philosophy of Instagram’s story function. Corinna Falusi, the chief creative officer in Mother, the creative agency of this program, said in a press release:

 

Instagram unknowingly created the perfect bookshelf for this new kind of online novel. From the way you turn the pages, to where you rest your thumb while reading, the experience is already unmistakably like reading a paperback novel…We have to promote the value of reading, especially with today’s threats to American system of education.

 

 

 

 

Don’t you think this is a fantastically fabulous form of reading classic literature? While writing this article, I checked InstaNovel and was totally amazed by its cute story interface and creative core value. Go check it out and you’ll feel less guilty when you squander hours scrolling through Instagram “stories.”

 

 

Featured Image Via NYPL

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