Stories from a Storied City

Coming Fall 2022


Coming Fall 2022

From author and longtime guide Robert Westfield comes a few dozen of his favorite New York stories now drafted for the page and compiled for the first time.


Find out…


…how Shakespeare, 250 years after he died, wiped out bird populations of North America by way of Central Park…


…why the United Nations felt the need to hide an elephant in a corner and surround it with shrubbery…


…how a pair of shiny boots saved West Point from Benedict Arnold…


…who in the world would play a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors worth twenty million dollars...


…how a midtown office building punished an employee for taking a smoke break...


…and how a man carried off a multi-million-dollar heist with only dental floss and his own saliva.


There are a few options.

Option 1:

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You can buy a personalized autographed copy of The Sightseers from this website.


Option 2:

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Order all four 2021-22 books now. In thanks for your generous support, you will receive a signed copy of the 2021-22 books as soon as they become available as well as unique gifts customized for each book.


The Sightseers, for example, will come with visual aids to enhance your experience of the novel. The book about a tour will also come with a tour of the book. This will arrive in a sealed envelope (to be opened after you’ve turned the last page) and will include inspirations, behind-the-scenes factoids, NYC trivia, and the reveal of an Easter egg or two hidden throughout the novel. 

Option 3:

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Suspension and The Sightseers are available wherever books are sold. 

An ebook of The Sightseers will also be coming this summer. Be sure to join the Storied City mailing list for news on publication dates, editions, video and audio tours, & upcoming events.