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New York Public Library has book lovers share unusual reading spots

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(Read caption) The Rose Main Reading Room at the New York Public Library in New York City is pictured.

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Do you sometimes read books in unusual locations? According to the New York Public Library’s new campaign, you’re not alone.

The NYPL encouraged social media users to tweet using the hashtag #ireadeverywhere this month and celebrities such as Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory,” writer Neil Gaiman, politician Hillary Clinton, and author Emma Straub of “The Vacationers” have gotten in on the action. The NYPL has added some of the submissions to its Tumblr page. Gaiman wrote that

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NYPL spokeswoman Angela Montefinise told the Los Angeles Times that those who have submitted pictures have gotten creative.

“Thousands of people from around the globe have participated on Twitter and Instagram, sharing pics of themselves at bars, under their desks at work, in France, in national parks, on the train, in doctors' offices, in airplanes, at White Castle, underwater, in cars, in restaurants,” she said.

Not all the readers are found in summer settings. Hillary Clinton tweeted a vintage photo of herself – wearing a green-and-red Christmas blazer – reading with a young Chelsea in front of a Christmas tree.

Meanwhile, the NYPL recently opened a pop-up outdoor reading area, according to the New York Observer. It has various seats, books to peruse, and free Wi-Fi. It will be open until Aug. 15.


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