• Marking the anniversary of its 20 years history as a dynamic force celebrating the diverse cultural contributions made by distinguished state organizations and institutions, the New Jersey Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress, presented its coveted Literary Landmark Award to The Two River Theater in Red Bank on November 14, 2021 at the Theater. A reception followed read more

  • On May 17, 2017, the NJ Center for the Book once again celebrated the Letters About Literature student contest sponsored by the Library of Congress. The program and reception, held at the Livingston Student Center on the Livingston Campus of Rutgers University, honored the 2017 New Jersey State Finalists. Notably, the event was also the occasion of the presentation of read more

  • October 25, 2014 - The Cape May Bird Observatory was named a Literary Landmark by the New Jersey Center for the Book. Peter Dunne, author, lecturer and founder of the Cape May Bird Observatory accepted the award on behalf of the Observatory which recognizes the role of the Observatory as an important resource and inspiration for many environmental writers in read more

  • In addition to being the world’s largest collection of jazz-related materials, the Institute of Jazz Studies can add yet another distinction to its name. The New Jersey Center for the Book (NJCB) designated the Institute a New Jersey literary landmark on October 23, 2013. The award recognizes the unique collections of the Institute and the significant role they have played read more

  • The New Jersey Center for the Book commemorated Walt Whitman's contribution to American letters and to New Jersey’s literary history by designating the Walt Whitman House in Camden a New Jersey Literary Landmark.  The ceremony was held on, November 6, 2009 on the Rutgers University Camden campus. The Walt Whitman House is one of New Jersey's preeminent cultural icons.  It is a read more

  • In recognition of New Jersey author and poet Joyce Kilmer’s most famous poem, Trees, the Center honored a “Joyce Kilmer tree” with the designation of literary landmark, on the campus of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ where Joyce Kilmer was a student. Kilmer was born in New Brunswick, NJ in 1886 and wrote his poem while living in New Jersey read more

  • In its second Literary Landmark designation ceremony, the New Jersey Center for the Book awarded the honor to the Paterson Public Library. In doing so, the NJCB recognized the Paterson Public Library’s achievement as New Jersey’s oldest public library in continuous operation, having been established in 1885.

  • On October 2, 2002 The Center for the Book designated the Newark Public Library a New Jersey Literary Landmark in recognition of its achievements and contributions over the last century to the print culture of New Jersey.