Join Fort Collins Reads in celebrating our 20th year bringing renowned authors and thought-provoking books to Fort Collins!

We are thrilled to announce our 2022 Fort Collins Reads book, author Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s beautiful non-fiction World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, & Other Astonishments, a collection of essays that celebrate the natural world.

Save the date of Sunday, November 6th, at 2:00 p.m. for a ticketed event at the Hilton Fort Collins with the author. Tickets will be available starting September 6th on our website and at Old Firehouse Books

 “From its gorgeous illustrations to its unusual combination of lyrical nature writing and memoir, World of Wonders is hands-down one of the most beautiful books of the year.” ―NPR, “Best Books of 2020”

World of Wonders, kind of like Aimee, is flabbergasted, gobsmacked, and astonished with glee by all kinds of creatures and phenomena, all kinds of kin, from flamingos to catalpas, from monsoons to corpse flowers, from dancing frogs to axolotls.” ―Ross Gay, Poets & Writers

Copies of World of Wonders are available at Old Firehouse Books at a 20% discount for those participating in our event.

More about World of Wonders Here!

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Ann Patchett


“The energy of the smart and creative board permeates every aspect of the Fort Collins Reads program. The community is vibrant and involved because it is a city of great readers. I cannot began to say enough good things about my experience in Fort Collins.”
2017 Fort Collins Reads Author

Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Sabrina & Corina

“The Fort Collins Reads event and lead up was incredible— the selection committee promoted reading Sabrina & Corina for several months, engaged the community in dynamic ways, and the festival itself was expertly run and secure. Plus, my hotel and accommodations were beautiful! I was heartened by the diversity of the audience and the community’s shared love of reading in Fort Collins.”
2021 Fort Collins Reads Author

T.C. Boyle

The Tortilla Curtain

”Fort Collins Reads is one of the most vital community resources I can think of.  It touches so many, not only in the city, but in the surrounding community as well.  Good people come together to do very good things for literature and for all the local citizens, young and old.  Long may the program live!”
2009 Fort Collins Reads Author