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PBS Books Readers Club

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!

June Episode

Episode 6 - Mrs. Quinn's Rise to Fame

Join the PBS Books Readers Club as we sit down with author of Mrs. Quinn’s Rise to Fame, Olivia Ford.  A huge-hearted, redemptive coming-of-old-age tale, a love story, and an ode to good food. Nothing could be more out of character, but after fifty-nine years of marriage, as her husband Bernard’s health declines, and her friends’ lives become focused on their grandchildren—which Jenny never had—Jenny decides she wants a little something for herself. So she secretly applies to be a contestant on the prime-time TV show Britain Bakes.

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May Episode

April Episode

March Episode

February Episode

January Episode

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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.

Read along while doing some good when you support Smoky Hills PBS, your local PBS station!

Click a book you’re interested in, make an ongoing $10 per month donation, and then receive a special code to download one of our featured e-books from our shelf on and a set of PBS Books stickers to show off your love for reading and PBS!

You’ll also enjoy access to PBS Passport – the members-only section of the free PBS app – where you can watch extended interviews with our featured authors and full seasons of your favorite PBS shows (including All Creatures Great and Small).

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Episode Rollout Dates

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