Amy’s Bread to Open At New York Public Library


-- Beloved bakery to offer full range of pastries, sandwiches, hot drinks, special NYPL Lion cookies, and more--

SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 – Treasured New York City bakery Amy’s Bread will open cafes at two New York Public Library locations in Manhattan this September.

The bakery café will open at the Library’s landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street on Monday, Sept. 21, and at its Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on Sept. 28.

The two cafes will give New York Public Library visitors a range of rotating treats to enjoy while in the buildings to view exhibitions, do research or other work, use the internet, and so on. The menu will include sandwiches, salads, muffins, pastries, hot and cold drinks, and cookies – including a special lion cookie paying tribute to the Library’s famous lions, Patience and Fortitude.

“It is important that we offer the public what they want and need while they’re in our buildings, often for hours while doing important research,” said NYPL Chief External Relations Officer Carrie Welch. “We have heard from our patrons that they would like refreshments – especially coffee – so we’re happy to offer treats from one of New York City’s favorite bakeries.”

Amy’s Bread has operated in New York City for 23 years and offers a variety of treats always made the traditional way – by hand and served within hours of being baked.

“As a local company that has served the New York City community for many years, we couldn’t be happier with our newest ‘home’ at The New York Public Library, one of NYC’s greatest public treasures,” said Amy Scherber, founder of Amy’s Bread.“ This collaboration is a great way of sharing our delicious baked goods with many more people – tourists and residents alike.”

About The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond. With 92 locations—including research and branch libraries—throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, the Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years. The New York Public Library serves more than 18 million patrons who come through its doors annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources at To offer this wide array of free programming, The New York Public Library relies on both public and private funding. Learn more about how to support the Library at

About Amy’s Bread
Founded in 1992, Amy’s Bread is a pioneer of the artisan baking movement in New York City. With retail shops in Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea Market and Greenwich Village, and a production kitchen in Long Island City, the company specializes in handmade, traditional breads as well as sandwiches, sweets, and old-fashioned layer cakes made with the freshest natural ingredients. Amy’s Bread supplies more than 200 of the city’s top restaurant and specialty food stores and also offers online catering, local deliveries and shipping nationwide. More information is available at


Helen Patrikis