One Maryland One Book

About One Maryland One Book

When we read a great book, we can’t wait to share the experience and talk about it with others. That’s one of the joys of reading.

In that spirit, Maryland Humanities created One Maryland One Book (OMOB) to bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book.

The pick for 2021 is The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay.

The Book of Delights is a collection of lyrical essays. Gay wrote one essay per day over a tumultuous year and took the time to find “delights” in his everyday life. The essays range in topic from the beauties in nature to what it is to be a black man in America. Readers can look to Gay’s collection as a guide to finding their own daily “delights.”

The theme for this year is “Hope.”

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How you can Participate

Jeanne's Bookies

September 21st at 1:00pm in Federalsburg. Walk-ins welcome, no registration required. For more information, please call Jeanne at 410-754-8397.

Tuesday Night Book Club

September 21st at 6:30pm at our Denton Branch. Walk-ins welcome, no registration required. For more information, please call Angela at 410-482-2173.

Virtual Author Tour

Save the dates for a virtual author tour: October 3-6, featuring "Book of Delights author Ross Gay.