About One Book

The "One Book, One Community" program encourages the Marquette County and Northern Michigan University community to read the same book and to come together to discuss it in a variety of settings. Although dozens of similar programs have been sponsored nationwide, this is one that brings together a county and a university. This year the program will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a title that itself honors the long history of books. 

To contact the Marquette County One Book One Community committee, email mqtonebook@gmail.com.

The NMU/Marquette County One Book One Community committee is pleased to announce the book selection for 2015:

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
by Robin Sloan

Brief description:
Clay is an out-of-work graphic designer who finds a job on the night shift at a San Francisco bookshop. Soon after, he and several high tech friends are engaged in a quest to solve a centuries-old mystery involving codes, a medieval typeface, and the search for immortality. Mr. Penumbra’s is a fun and magical book wherein friendship, perseverance, intelligence, imagination and Google optimistically link old and new technology and speak to our desire for permanence in the digital age

We invite you to join in to read and discuss the book. A number of service, academic and entertainment events are being planned for the fall to further explore "Mr. Penumbra."