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What is MIT Reads?

MIT Reads is an all-MIT reading experience that aims to build community and foster understanding. Our goal is to bring the campus community together through shared reading and discussion. Each year’s selected readings will center on the theme of diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

How are books chosen?

The Libraries will collaborate with campus partners — student or staff groups; departments, labs, or centers; or other administrative units — to select readings and plan discussions. The selections are intended to reflect the rich diversity of our campus community.

Who can participate?

Discussions are open to all community members — we encourage all MIT students, staff, faculty, and affiliates to join us. The MIT Press Bookstore offers steep discounts on all MIT Reads titles to MIT community members.

Who are we?

MIT Reads is sponsored by the MIT Libraries and the MIT Press Bookstore.