Milton Reads

Milton Reads

Meet Amor Towles

One of today’s most popular authors, Amor Towles, comes to Milton to celebrate this year’s Milton Reads 2018 selection of his book, A Gentleman in Moscow.
Don’t miss his visit on Wednesday, May 16, with a book signing scheduled for 5pm and a talk starting at 6pm.
With a big crowd expected, we have reserved the Milton High School Auditorium for this special event.  Get there early and bring your book or buy one at the door!
This special Library author event is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and the Milton Library Foundation.

Milton Reads 2018

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, the best seller by Amor Towles, has been selected for Milton Reads 2018. The book has been on The New York Times Best Seller list for 55 weeks.

Called “transfixing” by The Washington Post and “Irresistable” by the Oprah magazine, the book was selected by public vote.

Set in 1922, A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW tells the story of a Russian aristocrat forced by a Bolshevik tribunal to live under house arrest for more than thirty years.  Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat, he must now live in an attic room of the grand Metropol hotel, while some of the most tumultuous times in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. His reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of personal discovery.

“Hundreds voted, and this terrific book is the clear winner,” says Milton Library Director William Adamczyk. “We are excited about it and all the related programming around it.”

Milton Reads 2018: One Book; One Town is the popular town-wide reading initiative now in its 8th year. Milton Reads brings the community together in a shared cultural activity:  reading the same book!

Events and activities for adults, children, and families are part of Milton Reads and will take place during the Spring. Among these will be cultural events, book discussions, and the ever-popular trivia night!

Milton Reads is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Library.

Click Here for a list of Programs.

About Milton Reads

Milton Reads is an annual program offered by the Library and sponsored by the Friends of the Library to promote a community conversation around a shared reading experience.

Milton Reads includes books discussions, lectures, movies and other programs. Beginning in 2015, Milton Reads has been held during the month of March.

Beginning in 2016, the Milton Reads book has been chosen by the community. The Milton Reads committee chooses a short list of titles, using suggestions from the public, and puts the finalists up to a vote.

Previous Titles

  • 2017 – Agent Zigzag
  • 2016 – Dead Wake
  • 2015 – The Boys in the Boat
  • 2014 – Sherlock Holmes
  • 2013 – The Gardner Heist
  • 2012 – To Kill A Mockingbird

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