Spokane is Reading was started in 2001 as a way to inspire conversation among readers about a common topic—a book.

For over 20 years, Spokane Is Reading has presented one-book/one-community reading programs to the greater Spokane area.

Along with introducing a common topic for our community to come together and discuss, a goal we’ve had is to encourage reading by adults. We appreciate you, our readers, and hope you continue on this journey of reading, discovery, and conversation with us.

The planning committee is comprised of representatives from Spokane Public Library, Spokane County Library District and Auntie’s Bookstore, who get together each year to select a title. This is no easy task.

Some of the criteria considered are:

  • The length and content of the book must be accessible
  • The book must appeal to wide variety of people
  • Recommendations from Spokane is Reading attendees
  • The author must be living and able to travel to Spokane at a reasonable cost
  • The book must be available in a wide variety of formats (large print or audiobook, preferably paperback, etc.)