"I don’t know the baby’s name or the baby’s gender, but this baby will have enough books to last a lifetime," Winfrey told Access Hollywood Tuesday on the red carpet at The Hollywood Reporter’s inaugural Empowerment in Entertainment gala.
The books for baby Sussex appear to be a baby gift trend for Winfrey, who made books clubs a thing and turns authors into instant best-sellers with her Oprah's Book Club.
Kaling told USA Today last year that "two men in a U-Haul truck" arrived at her home with the gift from Winfrey.
"They arrived with a hand-carved bookcase, prettier than any professional dollhouse you had ever seen that contained a hundred of the classic essential books in children's literature," said Kaling. "And I held my baby up to it and I said, 'Did you see what Miss Winfrey did for you?'"
Each book from Winfrey also had "Katherine's Book Club" on it, according to Kaling.
"It's the most amazing gift," she said.
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"Oh my God! I'm so proud of her decisions," Winfrey told Entertainment Tonight. "To be able to stand up and say, 'This is what I really want for my baby and my family and now I'm going to do it a different way when it's been done that way for a thousand years,' I'm just so proud of her."