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One Book, One Community 2021 Book Giveaway

Our 2021 book reveal is just around the bend! To celebrate this momentous occasion, not to mention our 20 Year Anniversary – my, how the time flies – we’re giving away a copy of the 2021 OBOC selection.

To enter, simply fill out the OBOC Book Giveaway Entry Form. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page after our 2021 selection announcement April 21st. Good luck and happy reading.      

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Posted by on March 1, 2021 in Uncategorized


Any Guesses?

Any Guesses?

On April 21st, the One Book, One Community Waterloo Region committee will announce its 20th book selection. How time flies! Any guesses for this year’s OBOC selection?

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Posted by on February 8, 2021 in Uncategorized


Thank You!

Thank You!

2020 was another outstanding (and unique!) year for One Book One Community Waterloo Region, also known as “OBOC”. As the longest running community reading program in Canada, we are thrilled to see that our numbers continue to grow and enthusiasm for our program never wains.

We first want to say a big thank you to Waubgeshig Rice for agreeing to be our 2020 OBOC author and for being so accommodating, gracious and fun, too. Thank you to ECW Press, publisher of Moon of the Crusted Snow. It was a pleasure to work with you.

Very special thanks to our awesome interviewers, Cherie Dimaline and Jesse Thistle, for the wonderful conversations and insightful questions at both virtual events.

Special thanks to the Waterloo Region Record . The Record has been a major supporter of One Book One Community since day one. Thank you also to the beautiful Walper Hotel in downtown Kitchener for their continued support.

The title for 2021, One Book One Community’s 20th anniversary, will be announced in April!

the_record_use in 2019

walper hotel 2017

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Posted by on September 25, 2020 in Uncategorized


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Posted by on February 17, 2020 in Uncategorized