Every year, the New York Public Library puts out a list of the books most frequently checked out citywide, as well as at its 92 branch locations in the five boroughs. Here’s what people on the Lower East Side were reading in 2016.
Seward Park Library: “Between the World and Me,” Ta-Nehisi Coates’s autobiographical account that takes the form of a letter to his 14-year-old son on growing up black in America. It won the National Book Award in 2015.
Chatham Square Library & Hamilton Fish Library: “500+ Practice Questions for the New SAT Created For The Redesigned 2016 Exam.”
Tompkins Square Library: “M Train” by Patti Smith, the punk rock icon’s latest memoir.