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November 07, 2022

100+ Books Loved by Mercantile Readers

If you’ve visited the Library in the last couple of years, you might have noticed that one of the windows looking into the lobby was...

June 02, 2022

Summer Reading Recommendations from Library Members

We recently asked our Bookless Book Club for their best summer reading recommendations. They offered up the usual beach reads, but also touched on big...

December 13, 2021

Our Favorite Reads of 2021

You should have heard the grumbling when we asked our staff to pick their three favorite reads from 2021. If we’d had a dollar for...

April 22, 2021

Saundersinalia

Can you believe it? On Saturday, November 6th, 2021, George Saunders will deliver the Mercantile Library’s thirty-third Niehoff Lecture. The MacArthur Fellow and PEN/Malamud, Folio, and...

December 18, 2020

Our favorite reads of 2020

Whatever else it was, 2020 was a great year for reading at the Mercantile. Circulation is up, and readers have found gems in the stacks...

March 20, 2020

Books in the Time of Cholera

It might seem odd to think of libraries at a time like this. But it might also be worth noting that libraries exist for times...

December 19, 2019

Books of the decade

As 2019 winds down, inspired by the collection of “best of the decade” book lists at LitHub, and so many other of our favorite reading...

December 19, 2019

Books of the decade

As 2019 winds down, inspired by the collection of “best of the decade” book lists at LitHub, and so many other of our favorite reading...

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