The Main Branch of the New York Public Library is one of my most favorite places in this city. I really miss going inside the special reading room and having access to the thousands of books in their archives. When I was in Grad school assisting professors with their research on writing their own novels I was able to have access to books Mark Twain, Willa Cather and other great writers borrowed in the course of writing their works of art.
What privilege! What joy!