Friends of Fort Collins Reads,

During this challenging time, we are thinking of our readers and want to thank each of you for your continued support of Fort Collins Reads.

Since 2002, it has been our pleasure to help promote reading, thoughtful discussion, and community engagement for Fort Collins. We have enjoyed developing relevant programming to highlight and enhance the selected book and author every year.

That being said, we are all being challenged in ways that we had not anticipated. This year brings different priorities and perhaps a new reality for our non profit.

  • How long will it be until it is safe to gather 1000 people together?
  • What will the rest of this year bring?
  • Will event planning continue to change, and if so, how will that impact our program?

We have realized that the planning and financial commitment needed to produce our event just isn’t feasible during this uncertain time. So, we have come to the difficult decision that we will not be bringing in an author this fall.

Therefore, we are looking into a creative way to stay involved with you, our readers, this year.  This will involve some type of remote format, complete with a touch of community involvement. We’ll stay in touch as plans unfold.  We are working on an updated option to our traditional format.

In the meanwhile, we hope you keep reading wonderful books.  Remember that Old Firehouse Books, our local, independent book store is one of our partners, and is taking orders.

Again, we value all of our community supporters and plan on staying connected in a responsible and inventive way.

Follow us on social media or sign up for our email list on our website for updates.

Thank you for understanding. 
Fort Collins Reads Committee 

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

Colum McCann

Let The Great World Spin

“When Fort Collins reads, it truly reads!  Between students, book clubs, teachers and librarians it felt as the whole literary world had come together in a generous collision.

What a wonderful place to turn a page…”
2014 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