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Greece Reads is an annual community-wide reading event. Each year, our librarians collaborate to select a book that we encourage the community to read and discuss together. Books are selected by our Greece Reads committee based on discussion quality, readability, and theme. Once the book is selected, the library sets up an author visit where readers can ask questions and engage with the author.

We can’t wait to read with you! 

Current Selection

2024 – TBD

Greece Reads Author Alumni

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Good Company | 2023

“Thank you all so much for a magical night. Coming back to my hometown was exciting on its own, but the Greece Library community is truly something special—engaged, enthusiastic, curious and kind. It’s not often an author gets to engage in discussion with such a vibrant group of readers. I didn’t want the night to end and I wish all book events could be that much fun. I am also grateful to the wonderful library staff for picking Good Company as the community read and providing such an important and worthwhile program for its patrons. I hope to see you all again soon!” – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Etaf Rum

A Woman Is No Man | 2022

“Thank you for inviting me to be part of the wonderful discussion of A Woman Is No Man. I loved meeting the bookish community of Greece Public Library and coming together to discuss the transformative power of reading and the use of books as a bridge to the outside world. I’m so grateful for the wonderful librarians at Greece Public Library for choosing my debut novel for this inspiring program, and I hope to be back again soon.” – Etaf Rum

Angie Kim

Miracle Creek | 2021

“Thank you so much for inviting me to be part of the wonderful and provocative discussion for the all-community read of Miracle Creek. As I said during the event, I love all-community reads because I love the idea of people coming together and sharing the ideas and emotions behind one book at one time–truly melding together around the world created by a story and cast of characters. The Greece, New York, community is so lucky to have such amazing and caring librarians to put this annual event together, and I’m so grateful that they chose my debut novel for this wonderful program. I’m crossing my fingers that you’ll invite me back for my second novel so that I can meet you all in person next time!” – Angie Kim

Zoje Stage

Baby Teeth | 2020

“I had the honor of being the first Greece Reads author with my novel Baby Teeth. While I’d looked forward to visiting Rochester, NY (where I’d lived for thirteen years) and seeing old friends and new, the pandemic changed our plans. We forged ahead via Zoom—just as Zoom was becoming a back-up plan for so many gatherings. This was my first virtual author event, and it was a wonderful experience. Truly, there is nothing better for an author than to be able to deeply discuss your work in a book club-type environment where everyone involved has read the material! Every reader brings a bit of their own experience to a book, which makes such discussions even more rewarding. Greece Public Library has remained supportive of me and my work, and I couldn’t be more grateful. It feels amazing to have them as part of my ‘book family.’” – Zoje Stage

Author Intro Videos

What Our Readers are Saying

“Best author visit I’ve been to.”

“It was a terrific discussion. Thanks to the Friends of the Greece Library for sponsoring events like this.” 

“I really enjoyed the unique opportunity to hear directly from the author. Thank you to the GPL team for having yet another great program!”

“The evening was wonderful. The author was eloquent and charming. The subject matter and her writing process were fascinating. I would absolutely attend another such event.”

“Thanks to the library staff for putting this event on! What a great way for folks to be even more engaged with the books they read!”

“This was a great event and I enjoyed the author visit and the big book discussion. This book is not a book I would have picked had it not been for this event. Kuddos for getting us out of our comfort zones!”

Greece Reads Committee

Claire Talbot, Librarian

Betsy Johnson, Librarian

Cathy Henderson, Librarian

Stephanie Cervantes, Librarian

Authors and Publishers – Click here for Greece Reads Information