Central Library: New & Novel

Boylston Street Building, First Floor

New & Novel is the spot in the Central Library in Copley Square to:

  • Browse the Boston Public Library’s collection of new adult fiction and nonfiction books
  • Read a current magazine
  • Get ‘Lucky’ by checking out a title from the BPL’s Lucky Day Collection, our curated collection of popular and bestselling titles available for immediate checkout
  • Chat with a librarian for reading recommendations
  • Ask for help with accessing the BPL’s downloadable and streaming collections for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and music, and videos. Unable to visit us in person? Check out our Online Resources FAQs for answers to common questions about OverDrive, Hoopla, Kanoy, Flipster, and more.

If you are unable to visit New & Novel in person, you can still request a personalized reading list from one of the BPL’s reader services librarians online via Shelf Service.

Online Book Groups

BPL's Annually Published Booklists

BPL's Annually Published Booklists

Every year our librarians compile booklists that celebrate the diversity of our world. Check out a title today!
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