4. Grab a Free Book on Book Day

People grab books off a table at the annual St. Patrick's Day in NYC book day
Photo by Vitaliy Piltser

The Irish Arts Center celebrates St. Patrick’s Day by giving out thousands of free books! Presented in association with the New York City Council, New York State Assembly, Literature Ireland, and Lambda Literary, this year’s 11th Annual Book Day will celebrate voices from the Irish and Irish American literary heritages alongside those from the LGBTQ+ community.

Books will be handed out at multiple locations across all five boroughs. You can check the exact distribution locations here! Hundreds of different books will be available from authors including V.S. Alexander, John Banville, Colin Barrett, Sara Baume, and many, many more.