14 Books That Take You to New York City

These books celebrate the diversity, the magic, and the indescribable atmosphere that encompasses New York City.

What comes to mind when you hear the words “New York”? If you live there, it’s home. But if not, it’s difficult to describe what those words evoke in your imagination. Perhaps it’s the mental image of the skyline on a clear day or the memory of a delicious meal you had in West Village. Maybe it’s one of the city’s countless museums or the world-famous shopping up and down Fifth Avenue. Regardless of the image that comes to mind—and whether you live there or you’ve never visited—you probably know there is nowhere else like it in the world. These books celebrate the diversity, the magic, and the indescribable atmosphere that encompasses what New York was, and what it is.

Enter below for a chance to experience all the literary gems of New York City—sit at the famed round table at the Algonquin, hang out with Patience and Fortitude at the New York Public Library. and relive the Golden Age (or pretend to be Eloise!) at the Plaza Hotel—by entering to win an incredible adventure in one of the most wonderfully well-read cities in the world!

For one weekend, you and a guest will travel to New York City for a curated trip by Intrepid Travel’s Urban Adventures and Read It Forward. You’ll get some cash to spend, and a bag full of the 14 titles in this bookshelf to get you excited.

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