One County, One Book

Solito by Javier Zamora Book Cover

The Ventura County Library was pleased to announce our One County, One Book community reading title selection for 2023. Last year’s selection was Solito, by Javier Zamora. 

From the official description, “Solito not only provides an immediate and intimate account of a treacherous and near-impossible journey, but also the miraculous kindness and love delivered at the most unexpected moments. Solito is Javier’s story, but it’s also the story of millions of others who had no choice but to leave home.”

Our One County, One Book programming took place during the month of September, and culminated with an author talk featuring Javier Zamora on Saturday, September 30, on the campus of California State University, Channel Islands. The Ventura County Library Foundation hosted an author reception prior to the author talk featuring A Taste of Central America.  Attendees enjoyed lunch, complimentary paperback copy of Solito, and book signing with the author. Tickets were required for the author reception and were purchased for $75 each at Proceeds supported the Library Foundation. Copies of last year's book selection Solito, by Javier Zamora are available to borrow at your local Ventura County Library branch. 

Please check this page for additional updates as we develop the 2024 year’s program, including information on the book selection, book discussions and other upcoming exciting events.