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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 13th 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! For more information, click here for FAQs and selection criteria.

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Join us at the San Diego Festival of Books!

Drum roll please!

What will the 2019 selections be? Join us at the Festival of Books to hear the big announcement. Can't wait until the festival? Join us the night before for a special sneak peek and learn what the selections are a day early!

Festival Of Books Sneak Peek Event

Friday, August 23 2019 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Prado Restaurant

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Join KPBS and the San Diego Union-Tribune for an exclusive event the night before the third annual San Diego Festival of Books, which will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Featuring an interview with Luis Alberto Urrea, festival headliner and 2012 One Book author, and a San ...

The San Diego Festival Of Books

Saturday, August 24 2019 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NTC Park At Liberty Station

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Celebrate San Diego's vibrant reading community and join thousands of local readers, writers and word lovers at the third annual San Diego Festival of Books. The Festival of Books connects San Diego area readers, booksellers, authors and businesses around their common love of the written word. The list of authors ...

2019 Program Updates

One Book, One San Diego: 2019 Finalists

Local readers submitted over 400 nominations for the 2019 One Book, One San Diego title. Seven finalists made the cut. The selected titles in three categories, including adult, teens and children's, will be announced at the San Diego Festival of Books on August 24 at Liberty Station.

About One Book, One San Diego

One Book, One San Diego: FAQs & Selection Criteria

One Book, One San Diego promises to be an exciting program in 2018. This article answers common questions about the program. Contact Clare Pister at with further questions.

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