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Open Books Project

The Open Books Project was a Small Press Distribution program to reach out to seniors by supporting book groups.

From 2011 through 2013 several book groups took place in three Marin County libraries and in a community center in Mill Valley.  Open Books continues whenever people get in touch with SPD and want to plan a book group or reading group.  For more information about the groups or to create your own book group please contact SPD at

In 2015 SPD is partnering with Oakland Public Library and novelist Jacqueline Luckett to bring "Open Books" book clubs to Oakland in the form of the Last Friday Book Club.

Go to PHOTOS AND DOCUMENTS from the events!

This pilot project recognized that the growing population of highly literate seniors (and others) in California (and elsewhere) would benefit from guided access to SPD's independently published books. The Open Books Project provides facilitators, supporting materials and free SPD books for everyone participating in the program.

Open Books Reading Guides

 (Click on a book cover to get the Reading Guide)


Last Will

Singing Bones


Let The Water Hold Me Down

The Shyster's Daughter

The Junk Dealer's Daughter

Dune Child

Border Of A Dream

The Road, And Nothing More

 Ashes In Love

(In Spanish)


 Ashes In Love

(In English)

Only What We Could Carry 


Platicas de mi barrio

Platicas de mi barrio

Welcome To Miami, Doctor Leal


Still Another Day

Khirbet Khizeh



"Open Books" Project Made Possible By






City of Berkeley





Marin Community Foundation
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