Our famous lions Patience and Fortitude survey Fifth Avenue from the steps of the Library’s landmark Humanities and Social Sciences Library on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan. And our best-selling bookends are beautifully detailed reproductions of the monumental originals, a favorite gift among New Yorkers and library lovers everywhere for the memories they evoke of both the Library and New York City. They’re heavy enough to hold large books, and make a handsome addition to any library.
Hand-cast in a durable blend of marble powder and museum-quality resin, the bookends stand about 7″ tall overall, with the bases measuring 4″ x 7″. They have a non-skid pad on the base which protects furniture as well, and can be cleaned with a mild, non-abrasive soap, using a soft cloth, when necessary.