We’ve had a good history in the community with Roanoke Valley Reads. While the independent group isn’t working currently on a one-community one-book strategy, there’s a chance that a team will pick up the idea and run with it.
Who knows what it can look like now. Topical books, classic literature, books on a theme? Books with cross-generational appealAre you interested in helping to pick up the strategy? Fill out the contact form below.
Until then, Join BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke and a host of partners around the community for ongoing book conversations, author events and more.
For instance, on August 29th, we’ll have two National Book Award winners at the Melrose Public Library:
Summer with the National Book Awards
6:30 PM Thursday, Aug. 29
Melrose Branch Library
2502 Melrose Ave., Suite D, NW, Roanoke
★Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, 2016 National Book Award in Nonfiction
★Justin Phillip Reed, Indecency, 2018 National Book Award in Poetry