Concord Reads

Concord Reads is a one book, one community reading program which brings people together by encouraging them to read and participate in discussions and other events about the same book.  The Concord Reads Committee is made up of Concord Public Library Foundation members, library staff, staff from the Concord Monitor and other interested community members.

The work of Maxine Kumin has been chosen for this year's Concord Reads program, which returns this fall in its 12th year. You can read the announcement in the Concord Monitor online. Check the library catalog for availability of Kumin's books. The library has purchased extra copies of Where I Live, Inside the Halo and Beyond, and Women, Animals, and Vegetables.

Previous Concord Reads Books


2013 - The Works of Maxine Kumin
2012 - The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
2011 - Outcasts United by Warren St. John
2010 - Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas
2009: “How one person can make a difference” - theme with two books:
Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde and The Soloist by Steve Lopez
2008: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
2007: Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
2006: When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
2005: Water Witches by Chris Bohjalian
2004: The works of poet and author Donald Hall
2003: Empire Falls by Richard Russo
2002: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder