New York Public Library launches imprint to publish books inspired by its collections

From colouring and picture books for children to work by adult authors including Maira Kalman, new project will celebrate the library’s role in the life of the cityA treasure trove of rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and more are set to fire the imaginations of authors in a new venture to celebrate libraries. New York Public Library and Macmillan in the US have announced a publishing partnership that will draw on the institution’s extensive collection.Rated as one of the world’s best libraries, the NYPL and the publisher will use collections housed in research and branch libraries in 92 locations across Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island as source material for five to eight books a year. NYPL president Tony Manx said the venture would “celebrate the role of libraries with the public”. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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