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New! – Now you can easily recommend a book for next year’s program! Just fill out our Readers Recommend form.


New! – Now you can easily sign-up to receive exclusive email notifications regarding PLYMOUTHREADS events and opportunities! Every year we choose a winner, from those on the BOOK LOVERS LIST, to receive a free copy of the current book selection. Just fill out this form.


Questions? Suggestions?  Would you like to volunteer?  Contact PLYMOUTHREADS at plymouth_reads@mail.com







Useful Tips Section PLYMOUTHREADS



To spark conversation, find common ground, and foster learning and discovery in Plymouth by rallying readers around a single book.



  • Build compassion by challenging readers to heed another’s experience
  • Revive and revel in the joy of reading
  • Celebrate the diverse cultures and beliefs in Plymouth
  • Provide high quality, fun opportunities to come together
  • Cultivate pride in Plymouth—for the City, library, businesses, organizations, and all residents


Book Selection Criteria:

  • Reflects the mission and goals of PLYMOUTHREADS in an appreciable way.
  • Well-written and readable,with broad appeal
  • Available in multiple formats – audio, eBook, large print, etc.
  • Multifaceted themes that inspire supporting events to further engage and add context
  • Preference for:
    • an author with a Minnesota connection
    • a living author who can speak at Literary Night of Primavera, Springtime Celebration of the Arts




2014 Book:

Holiday Inn by Kevin Kling



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2013 Book:

Spirit Car by Diane Wilson

Spirit Car book cover


2012 Book:

Under a Flaming Sky by Daniel James Brown


2011 Book:

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett



 2010 Book:

Population 485 by Michael Perry