The Mayor's Book Club

Library Foundation

The Mayor's Book Club stems from the question: what would happen if we all read the same book? Each year the mayor and the Austin Public Library select a book to encourage Austinites to participate in this shared reading experience.

A series of public programs are offered that explore the book’s themes and ideas and include a program with the author for a reading and discussion. All programs are free and open to the public.

Got a library card? Check out the books selected for Mayor's Book Club from years past.

The Mayor's Book Club is presented by the Library Foundation in partnership with the City of Austin Mayor's Office and the Austin Public Library.

2022— The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

By Dawnie Walton

2021 — Interior Chinatown

By Charles Yu