Suggestions Being Accepted for Greenwich Reads Together

Greenwich Library is now accepting nominations for Greenwich Reads Together (GRT), the community-wide reading experience which will engage all of Greenwich in exploring a single book. Community members are encouraged to visit to share their ideas.

Greenwich Library is planning to ReImagine, ReNew, and RePurpose its interior space with a major renovation starting this July. Because this year will be an exciting and busy one for Greenwich Library, GRT will be different for 2019. The community is encouraged to suggest a classic book.

According to the Italian writer Italo Calvino, “a classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”

In addition to the Greenwich Reads Together selection criteria, to be considered a classic, a book should continue to hold meaning now and in the future regardless of when it was written.

To this end, the past requirement that an author had to be living and available to speak in Greenwich will not apply to the selection criteria for 2019.

In order to be selected, the book should be of literary quality, reflective of universal issues and capable of generating thought-provoking discussions. It should lend itself to engaging public programs and appeal to a diverse population. It must also be currently in print and available in large quantities and in multiple formats, including eBook, audiobook and large print.

Nominations will be accepted through March 27. They will be evaluated by a committee that includes Library staff and community members. Once again, the community will have the opportunity to vote on the GRT shortlist. More details about the process will be announced in the spring. Greenwich Reads Together 2019 will take place in the fall.

Greenwich Reads Together is supported by the Friends of Greenwich Library.

For more information, please contact Kate Petrov at

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