20,000 Libraries are Participating in the World’s Largest Book Club

Big Library Read is a world-wide book club run by OverDrive. The first iteration launched last summer, and the second annual BLR launched today.

20,000 Libraries are Participating in the World's Largest Book Club Library eBooks Overdrive

The first book selected for BLR is The Other Einstein. OverDrive reports that twenty thousand libraries, and countless readers, are participating this year:

From June 12-26, thousands of readers around the world will borrow the historical fiction eBook, The Other Einstein, by visiting their local library’s digital collection website or biglibraryread.com. More than 20,000 public libraries worldwide are participating. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

About Big Library Read

Big Library Read is an international reading program through public libraries and all that is needed to get started is a library card. The free program runs for two weeks and readers can join an online conversation about the book at BigLibraryRead.comThe Other Einstein can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook and Kindle [U.S. libraries only] without worrying about wait lists or holds. The eBook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library. The reading program started in 2013 – The Other Einstein is the 13th title selected – and has grown into the largest digital Book Club worldwide. Titles are selected for the Big Library Read through a popular vote of readers and librarians,

You can find more information on the Big Library Read website.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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  1. […] Twenty thousand. They might have to pick up more wine and snacks. […]

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  2. Sharon Reamer14 June, 2017

    I just downloaded the book from Amazon (on loan from my library) today. Looking forward to it. But I definitely remember borrowing a Big Read book last year as well – so this isn’t the first time they’ve done this?

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