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VIA Page Turners Book Club

Welcome to the VIA Page Turners Book Club!

Do you love curling up with a good book? Enjoy socializing with other like-minded book lovers? Love staying up all night because you can't stop turning the pages of your latest read? Then we invite you to join our book club, fittingly titled the VIA Page Turners.

The VIA Page Turners is a book club of VIA Public Media, the NPR and PBS affiliate station of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.

In alignment with the mission of VIA, the purpose of the Page Turners is to educate, inspire, entertain, and promote diverse cultures and perspectives. While we plan to highlight PBS and NPR programming, we aim to enrich our commitment to the arts, support our local libraries, and bring people together.

The Page Turners book club will take place across multiple platforms including on social media, on radio, and at in-person events. To become a Page Turner, all you need to do is start participating. The book club is free and open to everyone!

How can you join the new book club?

It’s free and simple! To become a VIA Page Turner, participate by:

  • Join us at our kickoff and finale events
  • Participate in weekly discussion on social media
  • Tune in to VIA Radio
  • Form your own discussion groups with friends or at your local library
  • Attend special "beyond the book" opportunities - events you won't want to miss

Join the Page Turners Email List

It's the best way to stay in-the-know with everything going on in the book club! We will send periodic updates about our current book selection, interesting and fun articles that coincide with our selection and other NPR and PBS programming, news about exciting upcoming book club events, and more!

Summer Book Selection

Where the Crawdads Sing is the first novel by wildlife scientist Delia Owens. It tells the coming-of-age story of Kya, the "Marsh Girl" who must learn to survive on her own in the swamplands near the fictional town of Barkley Cove off the North Carolina coast. But when Chase Andrews - one of the most popular and handsome gentlemen in town- is found dead, the locals immediately point the finger at Kya.

Where the Crawdads Sing is a #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, spending over 30 weeks in the top spot in 2019 and 2020.

For your one time pledge of $40, we will send you a copy of the book. For your pledge of $60 or $5 a month, you can receive the book AND all of the benefits of VIA Passport, our digital streaming service that allows you to watch all of your favorite shows on demand, anytime, anywhere. But hurry, this offer is for a limited time only.

Book Giveaway

We'd love for everyone to join in on the summer reading fun, so we're giving away 3 copies of "Where The Crawdads Sing." All you need to do to enter is sign up for our Page Turners Book Club e-mail list. If you're already on the list, thank you - you're eligible as well.

To qualify, you'll need to be signed up by 11:59p on Tuesday, August 4th. Winners will de drawn at random and announced on Wednesday, August 5th.

No purchase is necessary to enter. You can see the full list of rules here.

We’d like to extend a special thank you to The Otto Bookstore for their sponsorship.