04/17/2012 06:28 pm ET Updated Jun 17, 2012

Catnip for Word Nerds and History Buffs

After 17 months, AMC's Mad Men is finally back on the air, and we at
the library couldn't be happier. With its well-researched historical
detail and great writing, the show is catnip for word nerds and
history buffs (i.e. our kind of people). But we understand if you
need something to tide you over between episodes. These books will
sweep you up in the world of 1960s New York, from Madison Avenue to
the suburbs -- and all are available for checkout from the Los Angeles
Public Library.