What's New at the Library Shop?

What's New at the Library Shop?

We have a wave of exciting new Library Shop wonders just in time for the height of summer! Whether you need a perfect summertime accessory, a literary gift, or a rainy day activity, we’ve got you covered. Check out the latest below.

1. Lions Logo Love

Two views of a polka dotted pencil pouch






A twist on the classic polka dot, with black-and-white NYPL logos covering these new additions to our collection.The pencil pouch is ready for summer travel or back-to-school supplies, and the handy cotton lunch tote is an eco-conscious answer to a boring brown bag. Show off your library love wherever you go!

2. Piece Together Patience

The New Yorker cover jigsaw puzzle

For rainy days or when it’s just too hot to be outdoors, bring the party inside with an NYPL puzzle! This 1,000-piece jigsaw gem features The New Yorker cover art "It’s a Jungle Out There" by Harry Bliss, originally published on June 3, 2002. Piece together this evocative illustration of Patience the lion and his city pigeon friends, standing guard outside the Stephen A. Schwarzman building on Fifth Avenue.

3. Marble Vintage Logo Mug

The New York Public Library mug holding pencils on a desk

Cozy up with your favorite book and your favorite summertime beverage with our newest logo mug, which features the Library’s vintage lion logo on a classic marble surface. Great for your home or office, it can even double as a desktop container for your favorite Library pencils. Cheers, readers!

4. Hand-crafted Beauty

Necklaces with cameos

Bring the colors of summer to your wardrobe with these stunning pieces from Extasia! Our designer friends craft meticulously detailed glass charms that combine classic beauty and old world craftsmanship. All these original, hand-pressed intaglios are made in a small Bavarian village, using original steel molds and techniques unchanged since the 1800s. Their shell cameos are hand-carved in the tiny Italian seaside village of Torre Del Grecco, where the art of cameo carving is said to have first developed!

Shop the glass and beaded collection here.

5. A Classic Planner

Two views of the New York Public Library student planner

Ready to get organized? The New York Public Library Student Planner is a highly popular, tried-and-true system designed to help students through the rush and tumble of academic life. The user-friendly format makes it a snap to view daily, weekly, and monthly schedules; keep tabs on assignments and appointments; and jot down notes and reminders in one handy place. Best of all, you won’t have to wait to get started—its pages begin on August 1, 2018!

6. Plan Ahead!

The New York Public Library 2019 calendar

It’s never too early to select the perfect calendar for the coming year. This 2019 desk calendar is an NYPL exclusive, available only at the Library Shop! It’s full of vintage prints from the Library’s archives, including the beautiful Rose Main Reading Room, the building’s beaux-arts facade, and New York's most lovable public sculptures, the lions Patience and Fortitude!

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