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Celebrating over ten years of great community book discussions

The Richardson Reads One Book Pick for 2015 is We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride!

Pick up your copy at Half Price Books Richardson!

Click here to see images from this year's kickoff event.
Click here to see images from the 2014 Author Reception.

Past Richardson Reads One Book selections have been:

  • Mr. Penumbra‚Äôs 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (2013)
  • One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni (2012)
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (2011)
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (2010)
  • Three Cups of Tea by David Oliver Relin and Greg Mortenson (2009)
  • Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian (2008)
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (2007)
  • My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (2006)
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (2005)
  • Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde (2004)

The Sloan, Divakaruni, Ford, Stein, Relin, Bohjalian, Walls, Picoult, and Hyde author lectures are available on DVD at the library.

The Richardson Library
900 Civic Center Drive Richardson, Texas 75080
(972) 744-4350

Contributions are welcomed and may be sent to RROB, c/o Richardson Public Library, 900 Civic Center Drive, Richardson, TX 75080. RROB is a 501(c)3 organization.

Thank you to all our donors. Major donors' logos are below. A complete list of donors can be found at right.

This program is made possible in part by:
The City of Richardson through the Richardson Arts Commission and by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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The mission of the Richardson Reads One Book program is to promote and support reading, and to develop aesthetic, cultural, educational, and related activities for the benefit of participating residents of the Richardson/RISD area. The goals of RROB are to build community participation in an annual program that selects and reads one particular book that is carefully chosen for its general interest as well as for its timely, thought-provoking issues; and to encourage citizens of our richly diverse community to come together to openly discuss the book and the issues it raises. The chosen book will be available in paperback and preferably will also be available in another format such as an audio recording or a film. The book will be accessible to high school as well as to adult audiences.

Accommodation requests for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours prior to the program by contacting Susan Mattison, ADA Coordinator, via phone at 972-744-0908, via e-mail at ADACoordinator@cor.gov, or by appointment at 1621 E. Lookout Drive, Richardson TX 75082.

RROB Board of Directors:

  • Janet Vance, President
  • Nancy Kubasek, Vice President
  • Steve Benson, Treasurer
  • Susan Allison, Secretary
  • Amy Brenkus-Trigg
  • Melissa Cavanaugh
  • Jackie Johnston
  • Cornelia Lundgren
  • Mary Beth McLemore
  • Jane Merz
  • Sandra Moudy
  • Terry Parsons
  • Bonnie Perry
  • Mimi Tanner
  • Vrena Patrick