Read Contra Costa is a program that invites all members of the community to read the same book and encourages readers to engage in conversations with others on the shared experience. The Contra Costa County Library purchases extra copies of the selected title in multiple formats, schedules events around the theme of the book, and invites the author to present a talk as the finale to the program.

Read Contra Costa 2021 will announce the selected book in the fall.




One City, One Book was a “citywide book club” and a precursor to Read Contra Costa that encouraged the community to read the selection and participate in a series of events that celebrate a particular book. The annual choice is announced in the summer and community events are planned for the fall giving the community time to read and enjoy the book. One City, One Book was presented by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation and Contra Costa County Library. View previous book selections are HERE.

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