One Book. One City. One Good Read.
Welcome to DC Reads 2014!
DC Reads is a DC Public Library literacy program that promotes reading for pleasure by having citywide celebrations for teens and adults that focus on one book.
The nominees are in and we're looking for your vote to help us finalize our which of these four books will be selected for DC Reads.
Online Voting is OPEN!
2014 DC Reads Nominees
|Lost in the City by Edward P. Jones
Short stories about the lives of African-American men and women in Washington, D.C.
|The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
A portrait of the realities faced by immigrants living in Washington, D.C.
|The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
A collection of linked stories examining the experiences of Vietnam veterans during and after the war.
|Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos
The story of two brothers caught up in the turmoil that consumed Washington, D.C. in 1968, after the assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
During the month of June you will also be able to vote in person at any DC Public Library location or at one of our partner sites.
Look for our big blue ballot boxes coming to these locations.
Books-A-Million (Dupont Circle)
Bridge Street Books (Georgetown)
Capitol Hill Books (Eastern Market)
Idle Time Books (Adams Morgan)
Kramerbooks (Dupont Circle)
Politics and Prose (Tenleytown)
Riverby Books (Eastern Market)
Second Story Books (Dupont Circle)
Teaching for Change at Busboys and Poets (U St)
DC Parks and Recreation Centers
Bald Eagle Rec Center
Barry Farm Rec Center
Benning-Stoddert Rec Center
Brentwood Rec Center
Chevy Chase Rec Center
Emery Rec Center
Fort Davis Rec Center
Kennedy Rec Center
King Greenleaf Rec Center
Langdon Park Rec Center
Lederer Gardens Rec Center
Macomb Rec Center
Marvin Gaye Rec Center
North Michigan Park Rec Center
Palisades Community Center
Park View Rec Center
Takoma Community Center
Trinidad Rec Center
George Washington University Gelman Library
Georgetown University Lauinger Library
Special Thanks to Our Partners
Additional support for DC Reads provided by the DC Public Library Foundation, Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library, and The Humanities Council of Washington, DC.