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100 books, 1 winner…

The Great American Read is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. Read more >>

Community Book Drive

Thank you to everyone who donated books to our Great American Read Book Drive. WGCU collected more than 3,000 new and gently used adult, teen and children’s books for the families of The Guadalupe Center. The book drive was a tremendous success thanks to an army of volunteers and help from the following supporters who collected the books:.

FGCU Library
IMAG History & Science Center
Collier County Public Library – Headquarters
Sunshine Booksellers
Preferred Travel of Naples
Annette’s Book Nook

For more information about The Great American Read, please contact Anne Stavely at 239.590.2329.

Keep the votes coming! 

National voting is open through October 17th!  Viewers cast their votes online and through hashtag voting via Facebook and Twitter. In the fall, viewers were also able to cast votes by using SMS and toll-free voting. Local voting for SWFL’s favorite book launched with the two-hour premiere May 22nd and continued until September 25th.

Vote for Southwest Florida’s favorite book. Type the title of your favorite book in the box below, and don’t forget to tell your friends and family to vote!

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