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One Book One Community


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One Book, One Community (OBOC) was created to promote reading to adults in Waterloo Region, to celebrate books and writing, to promote Canadian authors and books, and to build a sense of community through the shared experience of reading. One Book, One Community continues to bring great Canadian books and authors to Waterloo Region annually.

Each year, the OBOC committee announces the title in April, promotes the book throughout the summer, and hosts free author events in September. Watch The Waterloo Region Record, a One Book sponsor, for notices of community events as they develop, or check the One Book, One Community website at

To see previous selections, here’s a list of past One Book, One Community books. Many are available in different formats including regular print, large print or audiobook. Enjoy - and remember - Our region reads!