Just came across this in the Kindle Store: Know the Past, Find the Future: The New York Public Library at 100
Currently priced as FREE!
Editorial Review, as posted on Amazon:
From Laurie Anderson to Vampire Weekend, Roy Blount, Jr., to Renée Fleming, Stephen Colbert to Bill T. Jones-more than 100 luminaries reflect on the treasures of America’s favorite public library.Marking the centennial of The New York Public Library’s Beaux-Arts landmark at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, now called the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Know the Past, Find the Future harnesses the thoughts of an eclectic assortment of notable people as they ponder an even more eclectic assortment of objects. From among the Library’s vast collections, these writers, artists, philosophers, scientists, musicians, athletes, architects, choreographers, and journalists-as well as some of the curators who have preserved these riches-each select an item and describe its unique significance. The result, in words and photographs, is a glimpse of what a great library can be.Published by Penguin Classics for The New York Public Library
For free! How can you go wrong?