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  • Harrowing Halloween Recommendations from NYPL's Horror Committee

    By Isaiah Pittman, Adult Librarian | October 22, 2021

    We asked this cadre of trained professionals which must-read library books, movies and music they'd recommend for Halloween!

  • Reader Beware, You're In For a Scare: Horror Graphic Novel Staff Picks

    By Amanda Pagan, Children's Librarian | October 15, 2021
    Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)

    Our devoted team of eerie experts are standing by to give you titles that will leave you trembling in terror.

  • Chills, Thrills, & Super Bloody Spills: Horror Manga for the Masses

    By Amanda Pagan, Children's Librarian | October 12, 2021

    Greetings ghouls! Are you a fan of things that go bump in the night? Do you delight in tales of death and despair? Are you, like, really in…

  • Beyond Crystal Lake: Horror Books for Summer Reading

    By Estefanía Vélez, Library Information Assistant | August 11, 2021

    If your idea of the perfect beach read involves horror, slashers, and thrillers, we've got books that are sure to give you a chill.

  • Horrorscopes! Tell Us Your Sign & We'll Tell You What Scary Book to Read

    By NYPL Staff | October 30, 2020

    All of these books come highly recommended for any reader, but for a little extra fun, we've tailored our suggestions to the zodiac to tap…

  • More Dark, Creepy, Scary, Spooky Crossover Books

    By Andrea Lipinski, Young Adult Librarian | October 23, 2020
    Here is a list of great crossover books (that is, for older children and younger teens) about lots of scary subjects. You’ll find plenty of…
  • You Think a Pandemic is Scary? Contemporary Horror Picks

    By Isaiah Pittman, Adult Librarian | April 24, 2020

    Go-to horror authors as well as an essential pick for each guaranteed to keep you up at night.

  • Patron Picks: Things That Go Bump in the Night at Open Book Hour

    By NYPL Staff | November 8, 2019

    Peek at the spooky picks from our last Open Book Hour at Mid-Manhattan Library, from the Monstress collection and Walking Dead comic novels…

  • Frightful Fiction Roundup: Our 31 Days to Halloween Countdown

    By Amanda Pagan, Children's Librarian | October 30, 2019

    31 days in October... 31 of the spookiest, most unnerving books we know. We've compiled our ongoing series of scary social media recommenda…

  • Where to Start with Stephen King

    By Amanda Pagan, Children's Librarian | October 24, 2019
    Stephen King has written more than 90 novels and 200 short stories, as one of the most prolific and popular authors in modern literature.