9th Annual Irish Arts Center Book Day - March 15

“This is a lovely way to remind everybody that the Irish are known for their literature.”Wall Street Journal 

9th Annual Irish Arts Center Book Day

NY citywide celebration of literature

Presented by Irish Arts Center in association with New York City Council, New York State Assembly, Literature Ireland, and Asian American Arts Alliance.

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. Read More



8am until the books run out!


Fri, Mar 15, 2019







(Beginning 8am)


- Chinatown, Canal Street and Centre Street, subway to J,N,Q,R 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, starts at 7am

- St. George Ferry Terminal




- Spot Coffee, 765 Elmwood Ave

"My second thriller, The Girl Who Was Taken, will be included in the 9th annual Irish Arts Center Book Day this St. Patrick's Day weekend. The event celebrates authors of Irish heritage, books that highlight Ireland and its history, and basically any author whose last name starts with an "O" —I'm honored to be included in a list of such talented authors. Free copies will be given away throughout all five boroughs of New York on March 15.


V.S. Alexander, Gina Apostol, Colin Barrett, Kevin Barry, Gerry Boland, Anna Burns, Lynn Cahoon, Lisa Carey, Ciaran Carson, Sara Cassidy, Harry Clifton, Mollie Cox Bryan, Sudanna Craig, Marie Miranda Cruz, Devon Delaney, Duy Doan, Charlie Donlea, JP Donlevy, Eamonn Doyle, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, Jack Fennell, Aubrey Flegg, Leontia Flynn, Oona Frawley, Susan Furlong, Hazel Gaynor, Alan Gillis, Vona Groarke, Gina Marie Guadagino, Felicity Hayes-McCoy, Dave Hendrick, Maeve Higgins, Kevin Holohan, Yu Hua, S. L. Huang, James Joyce, Emma Kavanagh, Claire Keegan, Kevin Kiely, Crystal Kim Hana, Thomas Kinsella, Chris Klein, Susan Lanigan, Paula Leyden, Antia Lo, Illus Luca Pizzari, Natasha Mac a'Bhaird, Susan Maxwell, Sam McBratney, Eimear McBride, Colum McCann, Shirlee McCoy, Megan McDonald, Medbh McGuckian, Lindsay McKenna, Belinda McKeon, GA McKevett, Paula Meehan, Leslie Meier, Maire Mhac an tSaoi, Jan Michael, John Montague, Thomas Morris, Bharati Mukherjee, David Mura, Colin Murphy, Richard Murphy, Sabina Murray, Viet Nguyen, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Seán Ó Ríordáin, Kevin O'Brien, Conor O'Callaghan, Carlenne O'Connor, Caitríona O'Reilly, Frank Ormsby, Mark O'Sullivan, Samuel Park, Tom Phelan, P.R. Prendergast, Robert Rorke, Hugh Ryan, Jade Sharma, Kristen Simmons, Kevin Stevens, Niall Sweeney, Gengorah Tagame, Amy Tan, Karen Tei Yamashita, Patrick Taylor, Lysley Tenorio, Matt Thomas, Ryan Tubridy, Helen Wan, Kathy Wang, Sally Wen Mao, David Wheatley, Sheena Wilkinson, Cecily Wong, Jenny Xie, Paul Yoon, Emily Yoon, Sun Yung Shin, Yanyi


Atria Books, Candlewick Press, Coffee House Press, Doubleday Publishing/Penguin Random House, Ecco, Gallery Books | Simon & Schuster, Graywolf Press, Grove Atlantic, Harper Perennial & Harper Paperbacks, HarperCollins Publishers, Literature Ireland, Kensington Books, Little Island Books, Pantheon Books, Simon & Schuster, Soho Press, St. Martins Press, Thames & Hudson, The O'Brien Press, Tor, Tramp Press, Viking/Penguin Random House, Wake Forest University Press, William Morrow, Yale University.

#IACBookDay #GetLit #TheGirlWhoWasTaken #KensingtonBooks #CharlieDonlea #StPatricksDay

#literature #IrishArtsCenter #arts #books


Not all titles available at all Book Day pop-up stations. Selections will vary from location to location.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

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