Our signature series brings authors and readers together to talk about the important topics of our time.
In 2023, Arlington Reads turned the page to the next thematic chapter: “Get Graphic.” The yearlong series featured a diverse lineup of four award-winning and New York Times-bestselling graphic novel authors: Alison Bechdel (Mar. 9), Jerry Craft (Apr. 27), Gene Luen Yang (May 4) and Art Spiegelman (Sep. 21). Each of these authors focused on a character’s experiences intersected with social commentary, history, identity and self-discovery using the graphic novel format to challenge our societal norms and invite us to discover uncomfortable truths and new ways of seeing.Read More
Arlington Reads promotes literacy, the joy of reading and intergenerational participation. Since its inception in 2006, Arlington Reads has featured both national and international fiction and nonfiction authors and cultural icons, such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Wendell Berry, Katherine Boo, Matthew Desmond, Anthony Doerr, Richard Ford, Roxane Gay, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Colum McCann, Tim O’Brien, Ann Patchett, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Zadie Smith, Elizabeth Strout, Colson Whitehead and many more.
Arlington Reads is made possible in part through the generous support of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library.