While we're preparing for our new space in Brooklyn, we will not be circulating the library collection. During this time, we're working on many exciting projects that we'll be telling you about in the coming months.

Stay tuned for news from our librarian Allison Escoto (and to learn more about Allison click here). You can also reach out to her at allison@centerforfiction.org.



Happy reading and we'll see you in Brooklyn! 

About Our Collection



Our mystery and detective fiction collection has been honored with a Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America. The collection includes many full runs of works by mystery writers and many out-of-print mysteries not available elsewhere.

Literary Fiction

Our literary fiction collection includes a wide range of classic and contemporary fiction, from both independent presses as well as large publishers. Each year, the Library adds about 1,000 new fiction titles. 


Our nonfiction collection contains a selection of nonfiction books related to the art of fiction, including titles in literary criticism, biography, and books on reading and writing. 

Special Collections


The Proust Collection: As the home of the Proust Society of America, The Center for Fiction holds a growing collecton of books written by and about French author Marcel Proust. 






The Roger Shattuck Collection: Roger Shattuck was a distinguished scholar, writer and literary critic. He was also a Proust scholar. The Center for Fiction has been given his personal library which contains his books, letters to colleagues, editors and other writers as well as some early manuscripts.