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10 books about New York City

Pick up one of these featured titles on New York City in May 2021.

There are hundreds of books published on New York City. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

Subway: The Curiosities, Secrets, and Unofficial History of the New York City Transit System by John E. Morris

Category: State & Local

This book was published last year by Black Dog & Leventhal and takes approximately 8.8 hours to read.

The Encyclopedia of New York by The Editors of New York Magazine

Category: Trivia & Fun Facts

This book was published last year by Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.

Art Hiding in New York: An Illustrated Guide to the City's Secret Masterpieces by Lori Zimmer

Category: History

This book was published last year by Running Press Adult and takes approximately 9.3 hours to read.

The Historical Atlas of New York City, Third Edition: A Visual Celebration of 400 Years of New York City's History by Eric Homberger

Category: State & Local

This book was published 5 years ago by St. Martin's Griffin and takes approximately 6.4 hours to read.

Fodor's New York City 2020 (Full-color Travel Guide) by Fodor's Travel Guides

Category: General

This book was published 2 years ago by Fodor's Travel and takes approximately 16.0 hours to read.

Seeking New York: The Stories Behind the Historic Architecture of Manhattan--One Building at a Time by Tom Miller

Category: History

This book was published 6 years ago by Universe and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.

New York: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd

Category: Family Saga

This book was published 11 years ago by Ballantine Books and takes approximately 29.3 hours to read.

I Never Knew That About New York by Christopher Winn

Category: Trivia

This book was published 7 years ago by Plume and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.

The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free by Paulina Bren

Category: United States

This book was published this year by Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.

Humans of New York (ST MARTIN'S PRE) by Brandon Stanton

Category: Cities

This book was published 8 years ago by St. Martin's Press and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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