If you’re a regular reader of Curbed NY, then there’s a good chance that you have a robust collection of New York City books sitting on a shelf or two (or three, or four…) in your apartment. And lord knows there’s no shortage of books about the city, from classic fiction (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The House of Mirth) to hulking reference guides (our beloved AIA Guide to New York City) to more recent nonfiction (Magnetic City, Vanishing New York, you get the idea).
When we posed this question on Twitter recently, a number of New Yorkers came forward and showed off their New York City shelfies—and we want you, dear readers, to do the same.
Here are a few—first up is Curbed NY editor Amy Plitt’s:
One from Michael Bierut of Pentagram:
Can’t say I’m a collector, but here you go (top shelf only, lots of duplicates of your other correspondents) pic.twitter.com/3qbFnUMqSZ— Michael Bierut (@michaelbierut) November 14, 2017
And from author Moses Gates:
Includes memoir but not fiction pic.twitter.com/GCMSgYQbSP— Moses Gates (@MosesNYC) November 14, 2017
So today’s open thread is something of a challenge: Do you have a NYC bookshelf that you’re especially proud of? Show us your #shelfies—we’re collecting them for another Curbed NY story, to run next week. If you’ve got a cool vintage book or a rare first edition that you’re especially proud of, be sure to tell us!