The New York Public Library Now Lets You Read Classic Novels on Instagram

Insta Novels is a new project from the New York Public Library that brings classic reads to your phone via Instagram Stories. You don’t need a library card to read them; all you have to do is head to @nypl and browse the selection in their saved stories, though you may want to wait because right now it’s only Alice in Wonderland. Still, we’re very excited, as the artwork for the animated covers looks incredible and there are no late fees for us anymore. Yes, there are limitations. As far as we know, there’s no way to save your place and pick it up later, so you’re basically committing yourself to a full book in one sitting—or at least one large chunk of a book, since they broke Alice in Wonderland into two parts. Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is on the way along with other works, so give them a follow and let your commutes get a whole lot more imaginative.