Bank Street Bookstore

Blog posts about the bookstore

The Art and Soul of Children's Books

Lucky for all of us who love children's literature, "The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter" exhibit at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at the 42nd Street Library has been extended. Don't miss this chance to learn more about the importance of children's books: what they teach, what they reveal, and what they record, providing everyone with their own personal sense of time and place in the history of unforgettable books. For more information, visit

A Library Comes of Age and Celebrates Its Centennial

Just slightly north of our corner of Broadway and West 112th Street, there's good news to celebrate. The 100-year-old Washington Heights New York Public Library reopened on March 3 after an extensive and lengthy renovation. The library, located at 1000 St. Nicholas Avenue, now features one of the largest children's floors in the NYPL system. And not only that, the library is filled with cozy and inviting reading areas, thousands of books, free Wi-Fi, 25 PCs, 16 laptops, and 24 Mac computers. See the photo below, then visit the library for yourself for a healthy dose of civic pride.