The New York Public Library is bringing classic works of literature where they’ve never been before – the Instagram feeds of thousands of young people.
It seems that people don’t read much anymore. And while this is true for most of us nowadays, it is a bigger concern for the younger generations who have yet to be exposed to great works of literature.
Of course, not all of one book could possibly be shared on Instagram, but Mother and the NYPL have started publishing the first few pages of many classics, and adapting them to their new format, often including colorful animations to keep users engaged.
So far, three “Insta Novels” have already been published on the New York Public Library’s Instagram account: “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll, “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka, and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.