What New Yorkers Are Reading On The Subway

NYC reading

[credit provider=”Ourit Ben-Haim/Underground New York Public Library ” url=”http://undergroundnewyorkpubliclibrary.com/”]

It’s comforting to know that iPads and tablets haven’t completely replaced book reading as a leisurely way to pass time while riding New York City’s subways.Photographer Ourit Ben-Haim has been documenting the culture of “Reading-Riders” on her blog Underground New York Public Library for a few years. She writes of the project:

I’m fascinated by how we apply ourselves to stories and discourse. In so doing, we shape who we understand ourselves to be.

Ben-Haim posts photos daily along with the title and author of the book.

We’ve republished a selection of candid images with her permission. 

[slideshow]
[slide
permalink=”from-left-to-right-my-family-and-other-animals-by-gerald-durrell-hullabaloo-in-the-guava-orchard-by-kiran-desai-borrower-of-the-night-by-elizabeth-peters-1″
title=”(From left to right) “My Family and Other Animals,” by Gerald Durrell, “Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard,” by Kiran Desai, “Borrower of the Night,” by Elizabeth Peters”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4fd9ef9f69bedd7236000003/image.jpg”
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”crime-and-punishment-by-fyodor-dostoyevsky-2″
title=””Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4fd9f24feab8ea872600001e/image.jpg”
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”truth-reality-and-the-psychoanalyst-latin-american-contributions-to-psychoanalysis-by-sergio-lewkowicz-3″
title=””Truth, Reality, and the Psychoanalyst: Latin American Contributions to Psychoanalysis,” by Sergio Lewkowicz”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4fd9f2dcecad04aa38000011/image.jpg”
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”twilight-by-stephenie-meyer-4″
title=””Twilight,” by Stephenie Meyer”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4fd9f391eab8ea412e000003/image.jpg”
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”the-client-by-john-grisham-5″
title=””The Client,” by John Grisham”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4fda1e8deab8ea520f000005/image.jpg”
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”enders-game-by-orson-scott-card-6″
title=””Ender’s Game,” by Orson Scott Card”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4fda207569beddd22d000000/image.jpg”
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”house-of-sand-and-fog-by-andre-dubus-iii-7″
title=””House of Sand and Fog,” by Andre Dubus III”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4fda20bfecad042113000001/image.jpg”
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”the-man-is-reading-the-world-without-us-by-alan-weisman-the-kid-is-reading-the-adventures-of-tintin-by-herg-8″
title=”The man is reading “The World Without Us,” by Alan Weisman. The kid is reading “The Adventures of Tintin,” by Hergé”
content=”


image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4fda2151ecad040c13000008/image.jpg”
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”sundays-at-tiffanys-by-james-patterson-and-gabrielle-charbonnet-9″
title=””Sundays at Tiffany’s,” by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4fda21dd6bb3f7a33a000007/image.jpg”
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”black-arabia-and-the-african-origin-of-islam-by-dr-wesley-muhammad-10″
title=””Black Arabia & The African Origin of Islam,” by Dr. Wesley Muhammad”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4fda221b6bb3f7bf3800000d/image.jpg”
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”the-pleasure-of-the-text-by-roland-barthes-11″
title=””The Pleasure of the Text,” by Roland Barthes”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4fda225aeab8eae81400000a/image.jpg”
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”on-the-left-shes-reading-the-new-york-trilogy-by-paul-auster-in-the-middle-hes-reading-the-walls-of-the-universe-by-paul-melko-12″
title=”On the left she’s reading “The New York Trilogy,” by Paul Auster. In the middle he’s reading “The Walls of the Universe,” by Paul Melko”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4fda238269bedd6033000009/image.jpg”
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”breakfast-at-tiffanys-by-truman-capote-13″
title=””Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” by Truman Capote”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4fda23de69bedd2133000025/image.jpg”
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”the-road-less-traveled-by-m-scott-peck-14″
title=””The Road Less Traveled,’ by M. Scott Peck”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4fda242469bedd7333000008/image.jpg”
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”jane-eyre-by-charlotte-bront-15″
title=””Jane Eyre,” by Charlotte Brontë”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4fda232569bedd3f3300000d/image.jpg”
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”we-hope-your-commute-isnt-interrupted-by-a-sick-passenger-16″
title=”We hope your commute isn’t interrupted by a “sick passenger””
content=”MTA Subway Conductor Reveals The Gruesome Side Of Working Underground >
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4f27fe8a6bb3f76d0d00003f/image.jpg”
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[/slideshow]