The New York City Library Turns Classic Novels into Instagram Stories

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And, in the bottom right hand corner of every page, readers catch an additional glimpse of the artist's playful drawings: With each turn of a page, Wonderland artifacts subtly transform, yielding everything from a keyhole to a pot of tea, mushrooms and a deck of cards. To start reading it, head over to the New York Public Library's Instagram profile (@nypl) and tap the circle labeled "Alice Part 1" in their Story Highlights (below their bio).

You've still got to hold your finger/thumb on the screen while you read, but they've even thought of that. Audiobooks are one way of doing that, and now the NYPL has come up with another: They've taken to their Instagram account to turn a number of classic novels into gorgeous and convenient social media stories (via Gizmodo), starting with Alice and Wonderland (the first part of which you can watch here).

Those hooked on reading via "Insta Novels" can find other, traditional e-books by downloading The New York Public Library's e-reader app SimplyE and immediately browsing thousands of public domain titles.

It's bringing "full classic books" to a place kids already frequent: Instagram Stories.

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It puts the story in Insta Story.

. The next two books to be released are Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper and Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis with Buck illustrating The Yellow Wallpaper and César Pelizer animating Metamorphosis.

The New York Public Library (NYPL) announced on Wednesday that it's launching Insta Novels, which allows users to read and experience classic novels through Instagram Stories.

"This project is directly in line with the Library's mission to make the world's knowledge accessible to all", Carrie Welch, the NYPL's chief of external relations, said in a statement.

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