We are so excited! Tomorrow we will (finally) celebrate our tenth anniversary season with Will Schwalbe, the author of one of our One Book One Town selections, Books for Living!

We hope you are as thrilled as we are to come together as a community to celebrate the power of reading and the joy of sharing stories. There are still a few spots left in the audience, so feel free to join us at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University, tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19th, at 7 PM.

See you soon!

In 5 days…

This cutie knows what the titles are, but will never tell!

Only five more days…Did you figure it out yet? We hope you’ll join us on Tuesday, January 10th at 10 am in the lobby of the Fairfield Public Library (1080 Old Post Road) for the announcement and reveal of the two titles chosen for our tenth One Book One Town celebration. Here’s another hint:

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin.

(One Book One Town co-chair Nicole would like to note that we are not doing A Song of Ice and Fire…if we ever did, she would never, ever recover.)

In 10 days…

This pup is hoping for a classic OBOT season…

Happy New Year! We’re a day a way from 2017, and that means it’s almost here: The big reveal of the 2017 One Book One Town books! Can you guess what titles we’ll be sharing as a community this Winter? Here’s another hint:

One of our books was published in September 2016. The other will be published in late December 2016.

What could they be…? If you think you know, share your thoughts in the comments!

In 20 Days…

Hedgehog: unofficial One Book One Town patronus

The days are counting down until the reveal of our tenth-anniversary One Book One Town title announcement! Can you guess what they (!) will be? Here’s another hint, for those of you playing along:

One of our books has a blue cover, and the other has a red cover.

Take you guesses below in the comments, and have a fantastic holiday season filled with joy and books, of course!


Can you believe it? Tomorrow we will reveal the official 2016 One Book One Town selection for Fairfield! Please plan to join us in the lobby of the Main Library for the official announcement at 9:30 am to be among the very first to know what book we’ll all be talking about for the next six weeks and beyond.

Here’s a final hint about this year’s title. Feel free to make your best guess in the comments below!

The author was born outside the United States.

See you tomorrow!

Coming Soon…One Book One Town 2016

Yes – it’s about that time, Fairfield!

The One Book One Town selection for 2016 has been selected and we can’t wait to tell you all about it…in a few months.

We will make the official announcement on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. What we can say is that the One Book One Town selection committee is very excited about the upcoming season as it takes this beloved annual event in an entirely fresh direction.

Keep checking back here for some hints and clues about our new book and make sure to save the date of our big announcement.


Meet the Committee: Mary Sorhus

Each week we will introduce a member of the One Book One Town committee as we prepare to bring another outstanding title, author, and slate of events to Fairfield.

“As a Children’s Librarian, I love helping children discover the magic that can be found in a good story. I also love encouraging the other members on the One Book, One Town committee to read a youth book, because I promise…they are quality books! As for my more adult tastes, I love to read fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction, and firmly believe that every book needs a little romance!

I was born in California, but really, am a proud Texan married to a Norwegian. I am Mom to a fun-loving toddler, Heidi, and have been a mom even longer to a cute mutt named Miss Cordelia Chase (Cordie, for short). I enjoy playing sports, watching TV, and eating pizza… when I’m not reading, of course!”