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The Menu Library


    There is just about everything in the world. Even a menu library. Somebody’s compulsive behavior has become our reward. To some menus are pieces of paper but to others a piece of art and a time capsule of useful information. The New York Public Library has over 35 000 menus in their collection and still growing.


    chowRebecca Federman—librarian, blogger, and menu aficionado—takes CHOW into the bowels of the New York Public Library, sharing stories about the library’s menu collection and its founder, Miss Frank E. Buttolph.

    Tony M.