One Book, One City

Founded in 2002, Fort Collins Reads seeks to strengthen the community through reading and the civil discussion of challenging topics.

With each passing year, Fort Collins Reads strives to create a reading experience that involves the entire community. In 2018,  Jennifer Egan, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Visit From The Goon Squad, came to Northern Colorado to discuss her latest novel, Manhattan Beach.

We continue to seek books and authors that provide the community with works that include relevant and relatable themes.

Egan’s visit builds on a tradition of presenting excellent writers to the city of Fort Collins. Please support us by coming to our events, donating to the cause, and sharing our mission with your friends and family.  

Stay tuned for our 2019 book selection!

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