Monday, February 9, 2015

Book Recommendations from the Adrian G. Marcuse Library Student Workers

Although the Adrian G. Marcuse Library is primarily full of fashion references, there are some books that are always overlooked. Students usually only come by to use a textbook, or if they need a book/resource for a project or report. As a student worker, I spend my fair share of time in the stacks, finding hidden gems, and checking-in new "good" reads, as do the other student workers on a daily basis. With that being said, here are some student workers picks that you can find right here in the stacks of the Library.


by Leandra Medine
814.6 MED

“This book is definitely a must read. I thoroughly enjoyed her humor in the book which made it a lot more fun to read. It was also incredibly fascinating to see her life being built through fashion.”

by Roxane Gay
814.6 GAY

I really appreciated this book because it is an accurate portrayal of what a modern day feminist is. We do have a large selection of books on feminism, but some of them are outdated. This book in particular is a great representation, therefore I think everyone should read it, feminist or not.”


by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
813.54 NAB

“In general, I just really love the story. It has always been fascinating to me. I consider it a psychological coming of age, and one of the most uniquely written books ever. I HIGHLY recommend it.”

by Stefano Tonchi
779.2 TON

“This is a great book for anyone who is interested into getting into fashion publishing, and has an eye for concepts and visuals.”


791.4372 WAS

“This book summarizes the process of creating ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ from the very beginning to the very end. No details of any aspect are left out, and I think that is what makes this book so unique. It showcases writing, acting, filming, costume design, and the classic mood of it all.”

650.1082 CUT

“This is by far the most well written autobiography, because it is full of life lessons and straight up honesty. If you want to get into the fashion business and in New York City, which I am almost positive we all do, Kelly gives amazing insight.”

These are just a few of the many books the Library provides. Feel free to ask the student workers and librarians for book recommendations, or check out our latest display! This month’s display is dedicated to Black History Month, featuring a lot of new books and DVDs!

Posted on February 9, 2015 I Blog post by Sara Shamy (student worker of the LIM College Library)