June 16–December 31, 2016

Knowing that opinions can be as varied as the number of people you ask, we urged the public to name “other books that shaped America” and to tell us which of the eighty-eight core books on our list were most important to them. That survey forms the basis of this exhibition, America Reads. Thousands of readers responded with their choices. The Top 40 vote-getters for “other books that shaped America” are on display, along with the public’s top choices from our original eighty-eight selections.

Take the America Reads exhibition survey (external link)

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support from Newman’s Own Foundation and the Library of Congress Third Century Fund.

Exhibition Location

Southwest Exhibition Gallery, Second Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building