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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 12th 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.

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2018 One Book Finalists

One Book, One San Diego: 2018 Finalists

Local readers submitted over 500 nominations for the One Book, One San Diego 2018 title. Ten finalists made the cut.

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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The Archives

'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.

Past One Book Selections

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