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One City One Book

Watch for the  2015 book selection announcement coming in mid-July! One City One Book is a “citywide book club” that encourages the community to read the selection and participate in a series of events that celebrate the book. The annual choice is announced in the summer and community events are planned for the fall giving the community […]

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Previous Selections

2014 To pay homage to Walnut Creek’s farming and ranching roots, 2014’s One City One Book program was John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven. First published in 1932, The Pastures of Heaven is a short story cycle comprising 12 interconnected stories about a small, beautiful agrarian valley — similar to Walnut Creek in the early 1900s — located near Salinas […]

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