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There are many ways, large and small, to participate in One Book. Whether it is informally discussing the book with friends or attending an event, we hope the entire community takes part.  If you have questions or ideas on how to get involved, contact the OBON Fellows at

Here are some ideas to get started:

Read the Book

One Book selections are carefully chosen for their literary merit and thought-provoking content. All are encouraged to purchase the book. Copies can be obtained at the Norris Bookstore for $16.95. Call them at 847-491-3990 to have one sent to you.

Follow the Blog

The One Book Blog is the online hub for discussing One Book and related learning experiences, and anyone at Northwestern can submit a post. Students, faculty and staff are invited to post thoughts, stories, videos, pictures and links throughout the year. Check it often to stay connected with the One Book community.

Come to an Event

From keynote lectures to small book discussions, there are a variety of One Book events for those who want to take advantage of the program. Sign up for our mailing list, join us on Facebook and follow the One Book Blog to stay informed about upcoming events. Most are open to the public.

Participate in the Classroom

  • Are you a professor? Consider weaving the One Book selection and related topics into your course, and send us an email at to let us know about it.
  • Are you a student? Consider taking a class that that incorporates One Book into the curriculum.
    Review this course list pdf icon for classes