To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the New York Public Library’s opening in 1895, a team of library experts decided it was only fitting to highlight the perennially popular books that have contributed to its success.
They pulled the circulation stats on all print and digital formats of books, analyzed factors like length of time in print and presence in the library catalog, and came up with a list of the library’s 10 most checked-out books of all time.
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats // 485,583
- The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss // 469,650
- 1984 by George Orwell // 441,770
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak // 436,016
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee // 422,912
- Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White // 337,948
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury // 316,404
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie // 284,524
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling // 231,022