What New Yorkers Are Reading On The Subway

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Photo: Ourit Ben-Haim/Underground New York Public Library

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. 

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