125 NYC Books We Love: Multilingual Titles

By Charles Arrowsmith, Managing Editor
December 3, 2020
Graphic showing the covers of Bodega Dreams in Spanish, Delirious New York in Chinese, and Harriet the Spy in Russian.

Hundreds of languages are spoken by New Yorkers in their everyday lives. The New York Public Library is dedicated to serving all New Yorkers, and we are delighted that so many of the titles on our list of 125 NYC Books We Love are available in a range of different languages and formats, including e-books and e-audiobooks. From Breakfast at Tiffany's in Vietnamese to Harriet the Spy in Russian, there's something for everyone to enjoy.


The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (Español)

Another Country by James Baldwin (עבר׳ת | Español | Deutsch)

Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quiñonez (Español)

The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe (עבר׳ת | Português | Español | Pусский | Français | Italiano)

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote (Pусский | 㗂越)

The Chosen by Chaim Potok (עבר׳ת)

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin (Español)

The Colossus of New York: A City in Thirteen Parts by Colson Whitehead (Español)

Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan by Rem Koolhaas (Polski | 中文)

Jazz by Toni Morrison (한국어)

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos (Español)

Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem (עבר׳ת | Español | 한국어 | Deutsch)

Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee (한국어)

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain (Polski)

Poet in New York by Federico García Lorca (Español)

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro (中文)

The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever (Italiano)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (Español | Pусский | Français | 中文)

When Harlem Was in Vogue by David Levering Lewis (Español)


Abuela by Arthur Dorros, illustrated by Elisa Kleven (Español)

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden, illustrated by Garth Williams (Japanese | Español | 中文)

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (Pусский)

Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love (中文)

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise, illustrated by Paola Escobar (Español)

Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo by Monica Brown, illustrated by Rafael López (English/Español)

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser (Deutsch)


The Diviners by Libba Bray (Español | Deutsch)

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (Português | Español)

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older (Español)

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Português | Español | Pусский | עבר׳ת)

What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Slivera (Español)

Discover the full list of 125 NYC Books We Love.