Biblion: The Boundless Library

Biblion: The Boundless Library is a step beyond the digital magazine. This free iPad app and upcoming website allows readers to chart their own journeys through NYPL’s collections. In semi-annual issues, participants map new ways of reading, processing information, and enjoying an immersive magazine experience. Images, text, film, audio, and more are tied together with online communities to create new storytelling possibilities.

To help celebrate the Library’s Centennial, the launch issue of Biblion is all about the 1939–40 World’s Fair, a fascinating juxtaposition of history and futurism. Whole areas of the fair will be recreated, with a special focus on subjects of interest to modern users — from technological innovation to classical music to pop culture, to a world dealing with the crises of war and economic hardship. Check it out!

Photos: A selection of images from The New York Public Library’s 1939-40 New York World’s Fair archives, Manuscripts and Archives Division.



Extended through March 4

  • Visit a free Centennial exhibition, Celebrating 100 Years, featuring 250 of the Library's most fascinating artifacts!

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Stephen Shepard

The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins

Jessica Rohan

James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl