January 28, 2023

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The Brooklyn Public Library’s most-borrowed book in 125 years

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The Brooklyn Public Library has celebrated its 125th anniversary by counting down its 125 most checked out books of all time. While there are many classics on the list, there are also some newer releases that have already entered the top ten. The full list includes a mix of novels, graphic novels, and many children’s books.

The most-borrowed book of all time at the Brooklyn Public Library, after 125 years on loan, is:

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The other books that round out the top ten are:

2. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
3. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. seuss
4. A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens
5. Are you my mother? by PD Eastman
6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
7. Naruto Volume 1 by Mashashi Kishimoto
8. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
10. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Probably because of the length of time spanned by this list – publishing was even whiter than it is today for most of it – the only author of color in the top ten is a manga title. There are also several other manga series on the list, although they were released relatively recently.