3. NYPL Lions Are Reading Giant Lion-Sized Books

Patience and Fortitude with Lion Sized Great Gatsby BookPhoto by Jonathan Blanc / NYPL.

In celebration of the New York Public Library’s 125th Anniversary this year, the two lions along the library’s main branch on 5th Avenue were provided with large, “lion-sized” copies of two books that were released on the Library’s 125 Books We Love list: Beloved by Toni Morrison and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. We are told by the NYPL that the books will be changed throughout the year.
The 125 Books We Love list, which was chosen by librarians, also includes favorites like The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Gotham: A History of New York to 1898, Atonement, 1984, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Brooklyn, Brideshead Revisited, Catch-22, the Catcher in the Rye, Devil in the White City, the English Patient, A Game of Thrones, and over 100 more.