No one is too cool to read.

And no one is too cool to read on the subway.

If you forget to bring a book or you're one of those electronic reader types, the MTA is implementing a new "Subway Library".

You might be thinking, "sweet, free books I can steal on my commute!" but don't get too excited.

The MTA partnered with Subway Library, "a free platform where you can browse and download books, short stories, chapters, and excerpts that can be read quickly and easily on your commute."

So unless you have an e-reader, you may be out of luck. According to Gothamist, the titles will be available under these categories:

New York Stories, including excerpts from titles such as Soar by David Banks and At Balthazar by Reggie Nadelson.

New & Noteworthy, which offers excerpts of recently released titles, including Swing Time by Zadie Smith and Exit West by Mohsin Hamid.

Select Shorts, which includes The Soul Is Not A Smithy by David Foster Wallace and The Graveless Doll of Eric Mutis by Karen Russell.

Children, with titles including Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes and Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket.

Young Adult, with excerpts and titles such as Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.


To celebrate the program's launch, a subway cart has been "wrapped" to look like a library.

You can catch the train running alternately on both the 6th Avenue corridor, and 8th Avenue corridor on the E and F lines.

Happy reading, ya'll! 

[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy The New York Times]