A copy of Exhalation sits outside the UCSB Library.
Wed, Oct 27, 4:10 pm | UCSB Reads
The UC Santa Barbara Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor are pleased to announce the selection of the 2022 UCSB Reads book, Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang. Now in its 16th year, UCSB Reads brings the campus and Santa Barbara communities together to read a common book that...
UCSB Reads Sneak Peek logo with book titles in background
Wed, Jun 23, 11:28 am | UCSB Reads
The UCSB Reads selection committee has announced its shortlist of titles under consideration for UCSB Reads 2022. The selections span the genres of science fiction short stories, fiction, nonfiction, and biographical essays. They explore subjects of free will, bioethics, grief, privilege, poverty...
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...
UCSB Reads Book with Badge
Fri, Feb 12, 11:40 am | UCSB Reads
Want to meet other Gauchos who care about racial justice? UCSB Library is organizing student-led small group reading discussions for UCSB students to dive into the UCSB Reads 2021 book When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele.  These groups...
When They Call You a Terrorist book cover with UCSB Reads logo
Mon, Nov 9, 3:03 pm | UCSB Reads
The UC Santa Barbara Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor are pleased to announce the selection of the 2021 UCSB Reads book, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele. Now in its 15th year, UCSB Reads continues to bring the...
UCSB Reads 2021 logo on top of book spines
Tue, Jul 28, 8:16 am | UCSB Reads
The UCSB Reads Committee has announced its shortlist of titles under consideration for UCSB Reads 2021. This year, in recognition of the extraordinary and necessary attention to race in this country, all the titles grapple with race. The list includes memoirs, a novel, a book of poetry, and for the...
Elizabeth Rush and David Pellow
Fri, Apr 24, 4:02 pm | UCSB Reads
Elizabeth Rush, UCSB Reads 2020 author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, gave a free online community talk on Earth Day about Rising and the impact of climate change and sea level rise. The talk was moderated by David Pellow, Dehlsen Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies. In...
UCSB Reads 2020
Wed, Apr 22, 2:39 pm | UCSB Reads
In lieu of planned tours of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh and the Coal Oil Point Reserve, Dr. Andrew Brooks, Director of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh, UC Natural Reserve System, and Charles Lester, Director of the Ocean & Coastal Policy Center at the Marine Science Institute, provide insight on how...
Rising book cover
Mon, Oct 14, 1:42 pm | UCSB Reads
The UC Santa Barbara Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor are pleased to announce the selection of the UCSB Reads 2020 book: Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, a work of creative nonfiction by Elizabeth Rush.    Rising combines rigorous reporting and lyrical...
Sneak peek
Tue, Jul 23, 10:24 am | UCSB Reads
This summer, read along with the UCSB Reads Committee as they work to select the UCSB Reads 2020 book.    The UCSB Reads Committee has announced the five titles that make up the short list for 2020 consideration. The selections are (in no particular order):   1. "The Fifth Season" by N.K. Jemisin 2...

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