Today’s Rocky Mountain News analyses the One Book/One Denver program. Launched in 2004, the annual program resulted in an estimated 16,000 people buying or borrowing the first selection, Peace Like a River. As many as 800 people attended the final author events. But numbers dropped off dramatically last year, so much so that one Denverite refers to it as “One Book/One Reader.” The columnist compares Denver’s experience to Seattle’s program (including budget comparisons), which is still growing. Great insights for anyone involved in such a program.
For more “One Book” programs, check the “One Community/One Book” page.