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One Book, One San Diego is our region's premiere literary program, presented in partnership between KPBS and over 80 public libraries, service organizations and educational institutions. Now in its 11th year, the purpose is to bring our community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. So, come read with us! And for more information, click here for FAQs and selection criteria.

2017 Selection

'The Sandcastle Girls' By Chris Bohjalian Tops 206 Titles To Become The 2017 One Book, One San Diego Selection

KPBS announced the 2017 One Book, One San Diego book selection "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian, the critically acclaimed novelist whose books frequently make The New York Times best-seller list. Bohjalian will be in San Diego for two public events on September 12 and 13.

Community Partner Events

The Story Behind ‘The Smoking Gun’ Of The Armenian Genocide

Friday, January 19 2018 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

San Diego Central Public Library

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On April 23, the New York Times published an article about Professor Taner Akçam’s recent work. The article focused on an Ottoman document Akçam states is “the smoking gun,” which demonstrates the Ottoman government’s awareness of, and involvement ...

About One Book, One San Diego

One Book, One San Diego: 2017 Finalists

Local readers submitted over 500 nominations for the One Book, One San Diego 2017 title. Nine finalists made the cut.

2017 Recommended Reading List from Publishers

As we begin our search for the 2017 One Book, One San Diego selection, we asked local representatives from major publishing houses, including Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and MacMillan, what books they recommend.

One Book, One San Diego: FAQs & Selection Criteria

One Book, One San Diego promises to be an exciting program in 2017. This article answers common questions about the program. Contact Clare Pister at with further questions.

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The Archives

Past One Book Selections

Find out all about our previous One Book selections in our archives.