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One Book, One San Diego is our region's premier literary program, presented in partnership between KPBS and over 80 public libraries, service organizations and educational institutions. Now in its 17th year, the purpose is to bring our community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book.

Each year, One Book, One San Diego features one book for adults, one for teens, one for kids and one for Spanish language readers (One Book Sin Fronteras).

In the early part of the calendar year, the community is asked to nominate titles the entire community should read together. The Advisory Committees review these nominations and ultimately select titles they believe fit the selection criteria best. In the fall, KPBS and our community partners host events inspired by the books selected.

One Book, One San Diego promises to be an exciting program in 2023. This page answers common questions about the program.
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One Book is funded by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation. One Book for Kids is funded by the Payne Family Foundation. One Book for Teens is funded by the Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation.

One Book is a partnership between KPBS, the San Diego Public Library and the San Diego County Library, and the following organizations: