What if all of Malden read the same book?

Malden Reads seeks to answer that question.

Malden Reads is a community reading organization run by city leaders and residents in collaboration with the Malden Public Library and Urban Media Arts. Each season, we invite the city of Malden, Massachusetts to read a selected book and participate in a program of events, projects, and community initiatives centered around the themes of the book.


Drum Roll Please … !

The 2024 book selection is announced!

The Malden Reads book selection committee is pleased to announce the 2024 main book selection for our “One City, One Book” program. Selected from a list of over 40 titles suggested by the community, we are thrilled to center our community around this book choice in 2024.

More information about the 2024 program is coming soon, along with an announcement of companion books for younger readers.

Read more about about this year’s book selection.

Upcoming Events

April 21


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

First Parish Worship Service

An interfaith worship service based upon Being Heumann. In-person book discussion at noon following coffee hour. All are welcome to the service and/or book discussion. There will be a remote option to this discussion.


April 27

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Mass Memories Road Show

The Mass. Memories Road Show is a public history project that digitizes and archives personal photographs and stories shared by the people of Massachusetts. 


May 1


6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Empowering Independence: Panel Discussion, Community Q&A, and Resource Fair

Join the panel discussion and resource fair to learn about services available for individuals in Malden. Click on the title here for the Zoom link.




Help us promote reading and build community!