The Great American Read

The Great American Read is a multi-platform campaign to get San Antonians inspired to read! We’ll be out in the community, airing special programming, and will have social media exclusives to get everyone involved. We hope you join us!

See top 100 books

Events

San Antonio Book Festival
Saturday, April 7 | 9am-5pm

San Antonio Book Festival

Visit KLRN at the Central Library and Southwest School of Art and meet other book-lovers and authors.

Kids Day in the Park
Saturday, April 14 | 10AM-2PM

Kids Day in the Park

Celebrate Week of the Young Child with activities at San Pedro Springs Park, and meet The Cat in the Hat!

Fiesta Fiesta
Thursday, April 19 | 4-9PM

Fiesta Fiesta

Party with a purpose at Fiesta Fiesta at Hemisfair with KLRN. We’ll be there with fun reading activites for all ages.

Explore the Outdoors
Saturday, May 5 | 10AM-1PM

Explore the Outdoors

Families will enjoy the outdoors and healthy activities at Southside Lions Park, and meet Sid the Science Kid!

Kick-Off Event
Saturday, May 19 | 2-4PM

Kick-Off Event

Celebrate the joy of reading, meet Curious George, and preview the premiere episode at Central Library.

First Friday
Friday, June 1 | 7-10PM

First Friday

Stop by KLRN’s table at Brick at Blue Star to donate books, take pictures and tell us which book you’re voting for.

Book Signing and Author Meet
Saturday, June 30 | 2-4PM

Book Signing and Author Meet

Join KLRN at Dead Tree Books and meet author April Luna as she discusses The Lost Chronicles of the 4th World.

Program Schedule

Great American Read Premiere
Tuesday, May 22 | 7PM

Great American Read Premiere

Uncover illuminating details about the 100 books that made the list, and their authors and the people who read them.

Great American Read Recap
Tuesday, September 11 | 7PM

Great American Read Recap

To celebrate reading and prepare for the launch of the theme shows, see a recap of the country's 100 favorite books.

What We Do for Love
Coming Fall 2018

What We Do for Love

How books about many different kinds of love help us navigate and understand relationships in our own lives.

Heroes
Coming Fall 2018

Heroes

Why are we drawn to books with heroic characters, and how do they bring us comfort, hope and inspiration?

Villains and Monsters
Coming Fall 2018

Villains and Monsters

What do our favorte books about villains, monsters and evil forces tell us about ourselves and our darkest desires?

Other Worlds
Coming Fall 2018

Other Worlds

Why are we so drawn to these novels about other worlds, and how do they help us gain insight into our own world?

Who Am I?
Coming Fall 2018

Who Am I?

Learn how our favorite books about self-discovery and rites of passage help us navigate our own life’s journey.

Finale
Tuesday, October 23 | 7PM

Finale

After reaching out across America, and with voting closing, a celebrity-packed final show reveals the Best-Loved Book.

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