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Free Press:
Race, the Media, and Politics in the Trump Era

A Scene Right Out of Philip Roth: His Books Come Home to Newark’s Library

The Boston Globe:
Philip Roth leaves his library to his hometown and lists 15 books that had an impact on his life

The New Yorker:
Above & Beyond | Readings and Talks: Newark Public Library
Read like Philip Roth: Famed author’s books coming to Newark Library
Library looks to create fitting nook for literary giant’s books

The Jewish Daily Forward:
Why Zadie Smith Thinks Philip Roth, and Alexander Portnoy, Changed The World
At His Library in Newark, Philip Roth Names 15 of His Favorite Books
Zadie Smith’s Lecture, Nora Ephron’s Revolt and 4 Other Things To Watch, Read, And Do This Weekend

Jewish Link of NJ:
Novelist Philip Roth Bequeaths Entire Personal Library to Newark Public Library

The Economist:
America across the river
A great novelist has bequeathed his book collection to a struggling public library

The Paris Review:
Roth’s Reading Room

Philip Roth Is Donating 4,000 Of His Personal Books To The Newark Public Library

The Newark Times:
Philip Roth Entrusts His Entire Personal Library to Newark Public Library

La Repubblicca:
Philip Roth dona 4mila libri alla sua città natale

Newark Library Forsakes the Dewey Decimal System in Honor of Philip Roth’s 4,000-Book Donation


Dear President: What You Need to Know about Race: Newark Edition

All Things Considered

Philip Roth Book Collection Coming “Home”

16-45 Segment 1: Supporting Libraries