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The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis
Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London
Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America
The Municipalists
The Map of Knowledge: How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found: A History in Seven Cities
The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power
Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me
An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago
Feminist City: A Field Guide
Set The Night On Fire: L.A. in the Sixties
The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World
The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America
A Burglar's Guide to the City
Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier
Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Invisible Cities
The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
The Works: Anatomy of a City
The Image of the City
A History of Future Cities
City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles
London: The Biography
The Economy of Cities
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
Sarum by Edward RutherfurdLondon by Edward RutherfurdHawaii by James A. MichenerThe City of Falling Angels by John BerendtBellevue by David M. Oshinsky
Place Biographies
27 books — 7 voters
Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth AngerHollywood by Keegan AllenWishful Drinking by Carrie FisherAll About All About Eve by Sam StaggsVanity Fair's Hollywood by Vanity Fair
Hooray for Hollywood (non-fiction)
198 books — 22 voters

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la PenaTar Beach by Faith RinggoldKnuffle Bunny by Mo WillemsMake Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskeyFlower Garden by Eve Bunting
Picture Books for Urban Kids
274 books — 18 voters
Big Freedia by Big FreediaSexuality and Its Impact on History by Hunter S. JonesThe World That Made New Orleans by Ned SubletteBlack Life in Old New Orleans by Keith MedleyGumbo Tales by Sara Roahen
New Orleans (nonfiction)
79 books — 21 voters

Laini Taylor
The streets of Prague were a fantasia scarcely touched by the twenty-first century—or the twentieth or nineteenth, for that matter. It was a city of alchemists and dreamers, its medieval cobbles once trod by golems, mystics, invading armies. Tall houses glowed goldenrod and carmine and eggshell blue, embellished with Rococo plasterwork and capped in roofs of uniform red. Baroque cupolas were the soft green of antique copper, and Gothic steeples stood ready to impale fallen angels. The wind carri ...more
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Nelson Algren
Yet once you've come to be part of this particular patch, you'll never love another. Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real.
Nelson Algren, Chicago: City on the Make

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