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How to Get Your Copy of the Malden Reads Book Selection

Want to take part in this year's Malden Reads program? Here's how to get your copy of the main book & companion book selections.

Get Your Copy of "The Absolutely True Diary ..." and Companion Books!

Malden Reads is gearing up for a wide slate of community events in coming months—and residents are invited to get on board by picking up a copy of this year’s book, "The Absolutely True Diary of Part Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie.

The book tells the story of a teen from the Spokane Indian Reservation, who transfers to a nearby all-white school in search of a better life. Told with wit and engaging artwork, it’s a coming-of-age story about resilience, fitting-in and staying true to one’s roots. 

Many copies of the book are available for loan at the Malden Public Library. Discounted copies are also available for $12 at Malden Access TV and at Bestseller’s Café in Medford, an independent bookstore and a local supporter of Malden Reads. Malden Reads will also distribute free copies of the book at various locations across the community in coming weeks for people to read and pass on to others. Companion books for younger readers are available at the library for loan and on sale at the Bestseller’s Café. Of course, you can also order from your favorite online retailer to obtain copies of the main book or companion selections.
Malden Reads is a grassroots program that’s about building community and promoting literacy and a love of reading. The central idea is inviting everybody to read the same book and then share in community events and activities.

Malden Reads will host an Opening Celebration at the Malden Public Library on Thursday, Feb 21, from 6:30 - 8:30pm. We hope you can join us for this gala event in the historic section of the library. Stay tuned for more details, but please mark your calendars! And, while final details are still coming together, book discussions, guest speakers, community meals and a movie series are all slated for coming months. 

Unless noted otherwise, Malden Reads events are free to the general public—supported by grants and generous donations from the community. 

To learn more about Malden Reads visit www.maldenreads.org or on Facebook and Twitter

And thank you to everyone who came out to support our presentation to the Malden City Council. Here's a photo from the meeting this past Tuesday!

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Kelley January 25, 2013 at 02:03 PM
This is a terrific book and I hope the book group enjoys it. But I am also giving a shout out to those who don't have it to utilize independent bookstores because their selections are diverse and we need more of them. Bestsellers is a really nice venue, so check it out. And they didn't pay me to advertise. LOL I just frequent them a lot.
Jerry January 26, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Is this book about Lizzie Warren?

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