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Join the PBS Books Readers Club! Each month, we will select fascinating reads that pair perfectly with the themes viewers love to watch on PBS.

The PBS Books Readers Club monthly digital-first series will bring its members into conversations behind the stories of your favorite books & shows, including interviews with your favorite authors and PBS personalities. The series can be found on Facebook, YouTube and the PBS App, with extended interviews available for PBS members on PBS Passport. Readers and viewers can join in the conversation with its more than 90 thousand members on the PBS Books Readers Club Facebook Group to discuss your favorite books, find that next great read, or just enjoy the company of other book fanatics! You can even submit your questions for featured authors, and they may be asked and answered on the series!

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Join the PBS Books Readers Club as we sit down with author, scholar, and filmmaker Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for a deeper look at the stories and inspirations behind his bestselling book The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song. Prof. Gates guides us through the roots of the Black church and its importance as a foundation of American identity. Prof. Gates also explores over a century of Black spirituality through sermon & song in his newest PBS series Gospel, discusses the long-buried secrets that are brought to life in his hit PBS series Finding Your Roots, and teases his soon-to-be-released book The Black Box: Writing The Race.

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Horse and All Creatures Great & Small

Join the PBS Books Readers Club hosts Fred, Lauren, Heather, and Princess as they sit down with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Geraldine Brooks to discuss her bestselling novel HORSE. We’ll talk with Geraldine about the captivating relationship between horse and human, her process when writing this novel, and get to know more about her life off the pages. With the not to miss season 4 of All Creatures Great & Small finally here, we sit down with the new Executive Producer, Jamie Crichton, to get an inside look on what’s in store for our beloved characters, learn about adapting these treasured tales from Darrowby, and learn about life on set of the MASTERPIECE favorite.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Episode 1, January 31, 2024

  • Episode 2, February 28, 2024

  • Episode 3, March 27, 2024

  • Episode 4, April 24, 2024

  • Episode 5, May 29, 2024

  • Episode 6, June 26, 2024

  • Episode 7, July 31, 2024

  • Episode 8, August 28, 2024

  • Episode 9, September 25, 2024

  • Episode 10, October 30, 2024

  • Episode 11, November 27, 2024

  • Episode 12, December 18, 2024

Upcoming Episodes

  • Episode 1, January 31, 2024

  • Episode 2, February 28, 2024

  • Episode 3, March 27, 2024

  • Episode 4, April 24, 2024

  • Episode 5, May 29, 2024

  • Episode 6, June 26, 2024

  • Episode 7, July 31, 2024

  • Episode 8, August 28, 2024

  • Episode 9, September 25, 2024

  • Episode 10, October 30, 2024

  • Episode 11, November 27, 2024

  • Episode 12, December 18, 2024

Check Out our Monthly Book Recommendations

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The Black Church by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Ours - Phillip B. Williams

Ours by Phillip B. Williams

Isn't Her Grace Amazing! by Cheryl Willis - Book Cover

Isn’t Her Grace Amazing! by Cheryl Wills

Isn’t Her Grace Amazing! (Audiobook) by Cheryl Wills; Narrated by Tracey Leigh

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Be a Revolution by Ijeoma Oluo

Something, Someday by Amanda Gorman

The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman

All Creatures Great & Small and All Things Bright & Beautiful by James Herriot

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