ReadDavidson is a town-wide initiative organized by a group of avid readers, Main Street Books, and the Davidson Public Library. Since 2007, books have been chosen annually, and book-related events have been planned to make each book come to life. A book is selected each spring, and in the fall, citizens are invited to participate in programs and events. 

All events are free and open to the public.

2016 Selection

  • Wherever There is Light by Peter Golden
Citizens are encouraged to read the book and then attend fun and educational book-related events in the fall.  

2016 Events

The Book Clubs of Davidson Tea and ReadDavidson present an evening with Peter Golden: Thursday, October 20, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

Other events will be listed here as they are scheduled. Stay tuned!

Books are available at Main Street Books and at the Davidson Public Library.


Thank you to our sponsors:
  • Main Street Books
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
  • Davidson Public Library
  • PostNet
  • Davidson College Department of English
  • DavidsonLearns


ReadDavidson was first launched in 2007 and is a partnership between the Town of Davidson, the Davidson Public Library, Main Street Books, and several local avid readers. Past ReadDavidson books have been “The Bridge,” by Doug Marlette, “One Foot in Eden,” by Ron Rash, “The Color of Water," by James McBride, “A Walk in the Woods,” by Bill Bryson, "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett, "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett, "A Land More Kind Than Home" by Wiley Cash, and "One Second After" by William Forstchen.
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