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Members’ Room Event

FULLY REGISTERED: The New York City Book Awards Ceremony 2021-2022 - Fully Registered

Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 6:00 PM | Members' Room | for Library members and guests | reception at 6:00 PM, presentation at 6:30 PM | free of charge | advance registration required

THE MEMBERS' ROOM EVENT IS FULLY REGISTERED. TO JOIN THE LIVESTREAM, CLICK HERE.


All individuals attending in-person Members’ Room or Whitridge Room events will be required to show proof of vaccination (Excelsior Pass, vaccination card, photo of vaccination card) at check-in. Please note that we continue to monitor all the news about COVID-19, and we reserve the right to make changes to any or all events including postponement, cancelation, or a change to livestreaming only. Registrants will be contacted as far in advance as possible in the case of any such change.


The New York City Book Awards, founded in 1996, honor each year’s best books about the city. This annual ceremony honors the winning authors and publishers. 

Click here for the list of 2021 winning books.


The 2021-2022 New York City Book Awards are generously underwritten by Ellen M. Iseman. The 2021-2022 Hornblower Award is generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence. Reception wine generously provided by Muffy and Xavier Flouret.