Mark your calendars!!

Each St. Patrick’s Day, thanks to our wonderful community of supporters and sponsors, staff and volunteers, we give away thousands of free books by Irish and Irish American authors as well as those of other cultures, including in recent years Mexican (2017) and Caribbean (2018). This year, alongside titles by writers of Irish heritage we share stories by Asian American authors in a celebration of our different and kindred voices on this special day for the global Irish community.

Get YOUR free book on March 15 at one of our dozen Book Day pop-up stations across all five boroughs, where there will be fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, poetry, and books in translation to choose from.


– Chinatown, Canal Street and Centre Street, subway to J,Z,N,Q,R,6 to Canal Street stop
– 72nd & Broadway, outside 1/2/3 train station
– Grand Central, southeast corner of 42nd & Park
– Church of the Holy Cross, 329 West 42nd

– Bay Ridge Avenue R train station, 4th Ave between 68th and Bay Ridge Ave

– Roosevelt & 61st, southeast corner
– Diversity Plaza, between 73rd & 74th Streets
– Fresh Pond Road M train station, near 67th Ave

The Bronx
– Fordham Road & Webster Avenue, northeast corner

Staten Island
– St. George Terminal

Our Books:

Macrame Murder Mollie Cox Bryan
Of Murder and Men Lynn Cahoon
Girl Who Was Taken Charlie Donlea
They Won’t Be Hurt Kevin O’Brien
Final Roasting Place Devon Delaney
Splintered Silence Susan Furlong
Home to Wind River Lindsay McKenna
Murder in an Irish Churchyard Carlenne O’Connor
St. Patrick’s Day Murder Leslie Meier
The Irishman’s Daughter V.S. Alexander
Home at Last Shirlee McCoy
The Missing Hours Emma Kavanagh
The Duke’s Suspicion Susanna Craig