OBOT 2023 Book Suggestions?

It is One Book One Town Book selection time! We would love to hear from our patrons. Have you read a book recently that you are eager to share? Do you think it is worthy of a community wide conversation? The criteria is as follows: must have been published in 2021 or 2022, the author must be living and able to come to Fairfield in March 2023. Simple as that, so please fill out this form. We can’t wait to see what you suggest. 

Thank you –

The OBOT committee



We want to thank TJ Klune for an unforgettable evening!

If you weren’t able to attend or watch TJ Klune’s talk on March 1st at the SHU Community Theatre – no worries! You can watch it on Fairfield Public Library’s YouTube channel by clicking here.

Author TJ Klune in conversation with Librarian Philip Bahr

Fairfield What Are You Reading? The House in the Cerulean Sea of course!

The February episode of our library podcast focuses on One Book One Town (OBOT). Join host Philip Bahr as he welcomes OBOT members Mary Coe, Jennifer Laseman, and Claudia Silk.  Topics include the history of OBOT, the selection process, 2022 choice The House in the Cerulean Sea, and author TJ Klune’s writing and books. Dig deeper in this Cerulean Sea love fest. 

Listen to the podcast on Anchor or search on your favorite podcast platform under, “Fairfield What Are You Reading?”


TUESDAY, MARCH 1ST, 2022 7:00 PM SHU Community Theatre

This is the signature event of Fairfield’s One Book One Town 2022 celebration! Join us for a wonderful evening with the author of The House in the Cerulean Sea, TJ Klune. Registration is required and will begin on February 1st at 9 am.

Register here to attend in-person.

Register here to attend virtually.

A Special Welcome Message from the 2022 OBOT’s Book Characters to Fairfielders!

Have you listened to The House in the Cerulean Sea on audiobook yet? If not, you’re in for a special treat. As a thank you to the town, audiobook narrator Daniel Henning created a special welcome from all the characters in the book especially for the town of Fairfield!

Listen to the audio message:

Aside from print and e-book copies, the audiobook is available on hoopla. Click to borrow immediately – no holds, no waits.

Visit audiobook narrator Daniel Henning’s website.


One Book One Town Committee with First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick,
State Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey, State Senator Tony Hwang,
Beverly Balaz Pres and CEO of Chamber of Commerce

The One Book One Town 2022 title was revealed today in front of the SHU Community Theatre. We were so happy to see elected officials including First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick, members of the Friends of Fairfield Public, community partners and patrons join in this celebratory event.

The House in the Cerulean Sea is the multiple award-winning fantasy novel by TJ Klune, published in December of 2020 by Tor Books.  The committee was absolutely captivated by this book because of its themes of love, acceptance and kindness, calling it “an enchanting read”, “heartwarming and charming” and “pure happiness”.

TJ KLUNE is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of The House in the Cerulean SeaThe Extraordinaries, and more. We will be hosting TJ for our One Book One Town signature author event right here at the SHU Community Theatre on Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00 pm. Registration for this event will begin on Tuesday, February 1st at 9:00 am.


Copies of the book, both print and digital are available through Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield Woods Branch Library and Pequot Library.

New Year, New Hint!

A New Year means a new One Book One Town title to share! Please join us on Thursday, January 6th at 11:30 am when we will be making the grand announcement outside SHU Community Theatre (1420 Post Road, right across the street from Fairfield Public Library). In the meantime, here is a hint to whet your appetite!