There are several interesting exhibits in New York City this summer. Check them out, in between shopping and eating. Don't be fooled by "library" in the names of the institutions! Both are about much more than books.
At the fabulous, newly redesigned Morgan Library and Museum, see early 20th century German drawings, as well as the recreated Italian Renaissance library and gallery (studiolo) of the Duke of Urbino.
The New York Public Library has the Gutenberg Bible on display, the first copy to have reached the shores of North America, in 1847. Also check out photographs from the 1970's, 80's, and 90's in the Midtown Y Gallery exhibit.
(Image courtesy of the Morgan Library-Museum)