New York City History Books to Spark Your Love for the City

New York City is one of the world’s most beloved cities for good reason. Its history is rich. Its glamour is lavish. Its people are real. If you’ve ever wanted to dig into some New York City history, from its origins and crimes to its grid and famous hotels, this list will help guide you. But it will likely only be a starting point—they’re all just too good to stop at one.

Ashley Holstrom is a book person, designing them and writing about them for Book Riot. She lives near Chicago with her cat named after Hemingway and her bookshelves organized by color.