One Book Bradford

One Book Bradford is a collaborative and enthusiastic venture among book lovers from all walks of life in our community under the auspices of the Bradford Area Public Library.  Our mission is to choose a book each year for a community-wide read, which will capture the interest and imagination of a wide spectrum of readers and potential readers in our community.  We aspire to strengthen community bonds through the shared experience of reading one book and enjoying planned activities together.  

By showcasing a book and offering programs which culminate in an author visit or a comparable literary experience, we present a unique opportunity for our audience to develop a better understanding of the process of creating a published work. We hope readers find inspiration and insight while exploring the themes presented in the chosen book while actively participating in One Book Bradford programs.

 Past picks: 

2018  The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

           2017  A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure


2016   Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

2015   Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

2014    Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

2013    The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

2012    Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

2011    Still Life by Louise Penny

2010    Becky – The Life and Loves of Becky Thatcher by Lenore Hart

2009    The Children’s Blizzard by David Laskin

2008    City of Light by Lauren Belfer 

Pat Shinaberger 

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