One Book, One Philadelphia

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Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2017, One Book, One Philadelphia is a signature event of the Free Library of Philadelphia that promotes literacy, library usage, and citywide conversation by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book. From January 25 to March 23, nearly 100 events and programs will center around The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, the 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection.

Previous years' One Book, One Philadelphia selections

2016

Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain

2015

Orphan Train
Orphan Train

2014

The Yellow Birds
The Yellow Birds

2013

The Buddha in the Attic
The Buddha in the Attic

2012

Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work
Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work

2011

War Dances
War Dances

2010

The Complete Persepolis
The Complete Persepolis

2009

The Soloist
The Soloist

2008

What Is the What
What Is the What

2007

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy

2006

Ben Franklin 300
Ben Franklin 300

2005

The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried

2004

The Color of Water
The Color of Water

2003

The Price of a Child
The Price of a Child