North Reading Reads 2013

North Reading Reads  2013  Robert B. Parker 


This year we are celebrating the late Robert B. Parker, the revered  Boston-based author, best-known  for his creation of Spenser.

In March look for a display of photographs and paintings of Boston scenes by local artists.

Wednesday, February 27, 10am: North Reading Book Discussion Club  discusses A Catskill Eagle
Tuesday, March 5, 7pm: Evening Book Club  discusses A Catskill Eagle
Tuesday, March 12, 7pm: a reading by  Hank Phillippi Ryan,  sponsored by Haley Booksellers*
You can watch the evening with Hank Phillippi Ryan on YouTube, thanks to NORCAM and Mark Meehl.
Saturday, March 16, 2pm:  Music with Art Grossman, a family afternoon of songs, and a chocolate chip cookie fest
Thursday, March 21, at 7pm: A conversation with Joan Parker, wife of the late author, led by Nancy Parsons and Danielle Masterson*  If you missed the evening with Joan Parker, you can watch it on YouTube, thanks to NORCAM and Mark Meehl.

Note: Tuesday, May 14, pm: Joseph Gallo  talks about his book, Boston Bronze and Stone Speak to Us*–This event has been re-scheduled due to a snow storm in March.

To find out more about the author visit the website or  Facebook page dedicated to Robert B. Parker.

* Registration is requested for these events. Please call 978-664-4942 to register.


photo credit: Ross Sharp

A town-wide book discussion.

The goals are to:

  • Promote reading across all age groups
  • Promote the use of the Flint Memorial Library and the North
    Reading Public School Libraries
  • Promote community discussion by sharing responses to one book
  • Provide a new area of discussion for old and new friends

Where did it all start?

Center for the Book

Are other towns participating in a similar program?

Yes.  Here’s what they’re reading.

Here is the Massachusetts Center for the Book.

“It’s a simple thing, this coming together around books…Communities sharing a book can crack the isolation of technology that allows people to do almost everything without seeing another human being. The invitation to read gives a person permission to clear space on the jammed schedule for reconnecting with the joy of story hour. What if the whole country read one book? How about the world? Think about it.”

The Boston Globe, 3/1/05


Past Years

North Reading Reads 2012
North Reading Reads 2011
North Reading Reads 2010
North Reading Reads 2009
North Reading Reads 2008
North Reading Reads 2007
North Reading Reads 2006
North Reading Reads 2005
North Reading Reads 2003