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   Rocco Staino, Director of the Empire State Center for the Book, with Dean & Benjamin who completed the Harriet the Spy scavenger hunt at Carl Schurz Park.


Invitation to NYS Writers Hall of Fame

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Featured Book (Our Choice for the National Book Festival)

Thank you to our supporters of the Empire State Center for the Book & NYS Writers Hall of Fame!




Center for the Book Announces New York State Letters About Literature Winners

Empire State Center for the Book to dedicate Literary Landmark in honor of Walter Dean Myers

Ann M. Martin's Rain Reign to represent New York State at National Book Festival

NYS Writers Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Announced

Harriet the Spy Park Hangout Designated a Literary Landmark

Walt Whitman Birthplace Designated as a National "Literary Landmark"

View the photos from the 2014 Hall of Fame Gala

Children's Book Week Celebrated with Literary Landmark for Lyle the Crocodile's E. 88th Street

Lyle the Crocodile's Official Home Sweet Home

2014 Letters About Literature Winners Announced

In Celebration of Children’s Book Week, East 88th Street to be Literary Landmark, May 14

Plans for the 2014 New York Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala are announced.

Balloons Over Broadway to represent New York at National Book Festival

2014 Inductees to the NYS Writers Hall of Fame announced



May 4, 2015

Literary Landmark Dedication in honor of Walter Dean Myers, George Bruce Branch of New York Public Library. 1 pm

June 2, 2015

NYS Writers Hall of Fame Induction, Princeton Club of New York

July 11, 2015

Literary Landmark Dedication - Wilder Homestead, Malone, NY

September 5, 2015

National Book Festival, Washington DC