Brookline Reads

Brookline Reads is the Library’s town-wide reading event. Sponsored by the Trustees of the Brookline Library, this program encourages community discussion of the selected book and its themes through a variety of special events and panels. Since 2004, the Library has welcomed authors, journalists and a host of distinguished guests to join our community discussion of the Brookline Reads selection. All events are free and open to the public.

Our Most Recent Selection

We will update this page when we have more information about our next Brookline Reads event.

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Previous Selections

In addition to these books, Brookline Reads also chose the theme Murder and Mayhem in Boston in 2009. Residents were encouraged to read a variety of locally-set mysteries by Linda Barnes, William Tapply, William Martin and Cynthia Peale (Nancy Zaroulis) that explore how the city informs the personalities of the characters and drives the plot.