About Seattle Reads 2023

The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka.

Our 2023 Seattle Reads selection is “The Swimmers” by Julie Otsuka.

Seattle Reads: 25 Years Exhibit

Seattle Reads: 25 Years

Visit the Seattle Reads 25th Anniversary exhibit for a look back at the authors and books that have made up this beloved program.

The exhibit runs from April 24 – June 26, 2023 in the Central Library Level 8 Gallery.

About Seattle Reads

Seattle Reads

Founded in 1998, Seattle Reads is a city-wide book group, where people are encouraged to read and discuss the same book. Originally called “If All of Seattle Read the Same Book,”  Seattle Reads was the first “One Book, One City” program. It proved so popular that that concept has spread across all 50 states and even internationally. These programs are designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion.

Celebrate 25 Years of Seattle Reads

Stack of books

Since 1998, we have partnered with local independent book stores and other organizations to bring the city together to read one book.