The Great American Read

12 Sep
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“The Great American Read” Fall Season Kicks Off

The show will continue for the next six weeks with episodes that dig deep into the themes of the novels trending in the competition.

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04 Sep
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Catch the Next Episode of “The Great American Read” on September 11

Guests slated for the next episode include Sarah Jessica Parker, Venus Williams, Gillian Flynn, George R.R. Martin, Chelsea Clinton, Jason Reynolds, and James Patterson.

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10 Jul

The Great American Read Announces Featured Celebrities and Books for Fall Episodes

In September, The Great American Read will continue with new episodes featuring faces such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Venus Williams, George R.R. Martin, Jason Reynolds, Gayle King, Cynthia Nixon, and more.

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27 Jun
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Promote “The Great American Read” With Exclusive Offer From Baker & Taylor

In celebration of The Great American Read, PBS’ eight-part TV series aimed at sparking a national conversation on reading, Baker & Taylor is offering indie bookstores a discount on 100 books featured on the program.

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23 May

Voting Opens for America’s Best-Loved Book

PBS’ The Great American Read premiered on May 22, kicking off the voting process during which readers across the nation are invited to cast a ballot for their favorite book.

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16 May

PBS’s The Great American Read to Premiere May 22

The eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading will kick off with a two-hour episode at 8:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, May 22.

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27 Apr
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IndieCommunication: Showcase Picks for “The Great American Read”

The latest IndieCommunication newsletter invites booksellers to promote America’s best-loved titles, update their contact information, check out a couple of webinars, and more.

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23 Apr
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The Great American Read Reveals America’s 100 Best-Loved Novels

With the premiere of the launch episode on May 22, The Great American Read will invite viewers across the nation to vote to choose America’s top book.

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28 Mar

Meredith Vieira Named Host of “The Great American Read”

The Great American Read, a new eight-part television series featuring authors, celebrities, and notable figures, launches on PBS stations with a two-hour special event on Tuesday, May 22, at 8:00 p.m.

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17 Jan

BTW News Briefs

PBS announces key authors appearing on The Great American Read; WNBA seeks Pannell Award nominations; Three booksellers join MPIBA Board; PEN to honor Stephen King; Sourcebooks launches “Love Your Library Like a Carnegie!”; NBF elects board members; Proposed New York budget includes sales tax fairness measure; IngramSpark Ignite Awards honor two ABA members; National Jewish Book Award winners announced

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02 Aug

PBS to Launch “The Great American Read” TV Series

In spring 2018, PBS will debut The Great American Read, an eight-part television series and nationwide campaign that aims to spark a national conversation about books and reading.

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