Big Library Read

Big Library Read is an annual online book club, facilitated by OverDrive.  This reading program connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.

It’s a worldwide digital version of a local book club. The program is free through your library and all you need to get started reading is a library card.

You can check out and read this year’s book through the Overdrive App. After you have finished, you can go to for author interviews and online discussion.

This year’s Big Library Read selection is The The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. This is the story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

Read a Sample of the book here: