Subway Book Review, an Instagram Account That Shows You What NYC Subway Riders Are Reading

Subway Book Review: Book reviews with strangers on the subway.
Subway Book Review: Book reviews with strangers on the subway.

Think of it like Humans of New York, but for books, and in the New York Subway. @SubwayBookReview is an Instagram account started by Uli Beutter Cohen in 2013 that is an online collection of books and owners snapped on the subway, each complete with a mini review and picture of the cover.

I started Subway Book Review after I moved to New York City because I found it fascinating how much New Yorkers read and how dedicated they are to printed publications. The subway feels like a microcosm of the New York literary world. Within one car, you can find it all: self-published novelties, the next bestseller and beloved classics. It’s the perfect place to get new ideas for what to read next and to discuss your favorite book with a stranger. Subway Book Review hopes to bring this conversation to book-lovers all over the world. I follow three rules: Reviews must be held underground. A portrait of the person and their book must accompany the review. Printed books only.

The account already has 6,500 followers and is adding more rapidly. For you non-Instagrammers out there, there is a website where the content is duplicated.

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Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Editor in Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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