By Kerry Shaw. Published Nov 14, 2022, Modified Nov 14, 2022
We’ve got the list. You might not expect to find “Candide” and “Captain Underpants” on the same lineup, but here we are.
Since late October, the Brooklyn Public Library has been releasing information about the most popular books in its 125-year history. The “drops” have been happening online, every weekday, ten titles at a time, as part of its “Top 125 Most Borrowed Books” countdown. As of this writing, the library has revealed all but their top five most popular titles.
Today, the wait is over, and Gothamist has an exclusive look at the all-time top five.
Top 5 Most Borrowed Books of All Time at the Brooklyn Public Library
- “Where the Wild Things Are,” Maurice Sendak
- “The Snowy Day,” Ezra Jack Keats
- “The Cat in the Hat,” Dr. Seuss
- “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens
- “Are You My Mother?” PD Eastman