Now in its 14th year, One Book One Island is a community reading project with a mission to connect Nantucket readers through the written word and ten days of free programs.

The committee will announce the 2020 selection on Thursday, January 16th and a free book will be available to pick up at:

  • Annye’s Whole Foods
  • Nantucket Atheneum
  • Inquirer & Mirror
  • Salt Marsh Senior Center
  • Nantucket Chamber of Commerce
  • Nantucket Historical Association Administrative Offices
  • Bookworks
  • Mitchell’s Book Corner

One Book One Island programs will be offered between March 6 and 15.

 

Past selections include:

2019
The Monk of Mokha (Eggers)

2018
TransAtlantic (McCann)

2017
Elephant Company (Constantine Croke)

2016
The Invention of Wings (Monk Kidd)

2015
Enrique’s Journey (Nazario)

2014
To Kill A Mockingbird (Lee)

2013
The Red Garden (Hoffman)

2012
The Maltese Falcon (Hammett)

2011
The Postmistress (Blake)

2010
Coal Black Horse (Olmstead)

2009
American Chica (Arana)
Seedfolks (Fleischman)
Abuela (Dorros)

2008
The Old Man and the Sea (Hemingway)
The Young Man and the Sea (Philbrick)
Island Boy (Cooney)

2007
The Kiterunner (Hosseini)
The Breadwinner (Ellis)
The Librarian of Basra (Winter)

Support for One Book One Island

The program is made possible by funding from the Tupancy-Harris Foundation and the Hale Family Foundation together with financial and staff support from:

* Founding sponsors

Please consider supporting the One Book One Island Program. A $100 gift provides 10 additional free books for the community. To donate, or for more information, please contact Molly Anderson, Nantucket Atheneum, 508-228-1110.