Unexpected Treasures of the New York Public Library

A New York Times columnist Robin Finn describes some of the surprising objects – other than books – owned by the New York Public Library: everything from Truman Capote’s cigarette case to the cane Virginia Woolf used to walk to the river where she drowned herself. Finn also includes in her list of curiosities some of the most unusual books NYPL owns (such as the heaviest volumes).

Found at iLibrarian


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