With a wealth of books and guides that document the earth’s geographical, social and cultural development, our History, Biography & Religion (HBR) Division stands ready to aid all visitors in their pursuits, whether research, education, travel, or personal curiosity.
History & Biography
Our division maintains a robust collection of reference and circulating materials spanning the histories of New York City, the United States and the world. In addition to keeping up with the latest titles in both popular and academic publishing, we hold a steady supply of essential primary source texts—from Herodotus to Hamilton.
Each day, Brooklynites access the world’s faiths through our diverse religion collections, which feature notable research strengths in Biblical studies, Jewish studies, Christian studies, and topics in African religious identity across numerous traditions and movements.
Planning your next trip? HBR is the place to go for the latest editions of popular travel guide series, as well as where to find captivating travelogues both old and new.
- LGBTQ History
- British Empire
- Global Histories
- America in WWI