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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.


SIX WORD MEMOIRS can now be viewed anytime online via FLICKR.


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


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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



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