Sunglasses next to book on the sand with text that reads, "Summer 2021 Book Club"

UCSB Library is excited to launch summer book clubs to bring the campus and community together to connect with others who love literature and engage in peer-led discussions on interesting topics.

The summer book clubs will focus on the five books nominated for the UCSB Reads 2022 shortlist, which will be announced in mid-June.

Both student-only book clubs, as well as campus and community book clubs, will be offered. The Library will provide a limited number of free books on a first-come-first-served basis, with priority given to UCSB students.

Sign up here to reserve your spot.  

If you are a UCSB student (undergraduate, graduate, or recently graduated) and are interested in serving as a discussion leader, please fill out this interest form linked here.

UCSB Reads is an award-winning campus and community-wide “one book” program led by UCSB Library whose goal is to bring the campus and community together to discuss important issues raised by a book. 

Every summer, as part of the selection process, a committee of faculty, staff, students, and community members choose the next UCSB Reads book from a shortlist of engaging, interdisciplinary, and intellectually stimulating books by a living author that can be incorporated into the UCSB curriculum during the winter and spring quarters.

Listen to a podcast on Spotify in which recent UCSB graduate Lupita Barragan talks about her experience leading UCSB Reads 2021 book discussions.

Learn more about the UCSB Reads program