Everyone is Reading

Howe Library's one book, one community event.

In 1998, Seattle Public librarian Nancy Pearl developed the idea for a program that would bring people together by reading and discussing the same book at the same time. The idea soon spread around the country, reaching all the way to a small town in New Hampshire. Each year since 2009, Howe Library has invited the Upper Valley community to read the same book and join us for programming around themes found in the book. 
Walking to ListenEveryone is Reading 2019:
In our fast-paced culture and nonstop news cycle, it is easy to focus on the sensational, the differences, the immediate tasks at hand. Walking to Listen by Andrew Forsthoefel is a reminder to slow down and actively listen—even when that might be hard and unpleasant—and to not loose sight of the important things in life.
Please join us:
Copies of the book can be checked out by any Upper Valley resident; a Howe Library card is not required to borrow a copy. We are excited to announce that Andrew will be speaking at the library on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. 
Past Everyone is Reading selections:
The Lady in Gold
Etta and Otto and
Russell and James

Emma Hooper
The Soul of an Octopus
Sy Montgomery
A Walk in the Woods
Bill Bryson
The Beekeeper's Apprentice
Laurie R. King
The Story of Charlotte's Web
Michael Sims
 Moby Duck book cover   2012
Donovan Hahn
   Wisest man in America book cover 2011
The Wisest Man in America
W. D. Wetherell
   Strength in what remains book cover 2010
Strength in What Remains
Tracy Kidder
  March book cover   2009
Geraldine Brooks

Suggest a title:
If you read a book that would be a good candidate for next year, please let us know by emailing reference@thehowe.org.

Keep in mind that the book must:
be well-written
have a compelling story that raises interesting questions
suggest varied programming possibilities
appeal to men and women
be available in paperback
have fewer than 350 pages