One County, One Book

Solito by Javier Zamora Book Cover

The Ventura County Library is pleased to announce our One County, One Book community reading title selection for 2023. This year’s selection is 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 will take place during the month of September, culminating 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 is hosting an author reception prior to the author talk featuring A Taste of Central America.  Attendees enjoy lunch, complimentary paperback copy of Solito, and book signing with the author. Tickets are required for the author reception and can be purchased for $75 each at Proceeds support the Library Foundation.

Copies of the book are available to borrow at your local Ventura County Library branch. Please check this page for additional updates as we develop this year’s program, including information on book discussions and other exciting events.