The idea of place is one of the most important ideas in literature. Both figuratively – and literally. Where you read can be as important as what you read.

Time Out New York posted a few favorite New York reading spots, some with more actual “reading” potential than others.

Ivanka Trump prefers The Pond at Central Park, although we have yet to see her in US Weekly actually holding a book. Apparently, Spiderman settles in among the Chrysler Building’s gargoyles to read. He must be re-reading The Watchmen to figure out just where the movie went wrong. But the most inspiring example is the barista who reads while waiting in line at Trader Joe’s. Now, there’s a book lover. Most people don’t have enough patience to wait in the block-long lines to get into the store. Much less read while doing it.