Books are Better Shared | is A day-long gathering of book readers and authors



Returning Fall 2021

Norman Murray Community Center

Mission Viejo, California

We hope you will join us Fall 2021 for another great day!
We will open registration in Spring 2021.
We will have an amazing group of authors for you to meet!

Spend the day with authors, book lovers and book club leaders who will help you explore exciting new ways to share books and give you the necessary tools to pick the next perfect book for your reading list. You will also have the opportunity to meet with and learn from publisher representatives who will share books they think will generate a great book group discussion.

Whether you are currently a book club leader or book lover, you will walk away with insightful tips about how to identify new authors and books that will enhance your reading and book sharing experience.

And if that isn’t enough … take home a book bag filled with goodies, enjoy lunch, and discover new books and ways to share them!

Books Are Better Shared is made possible though the generosity of the Mission Viejo Library and The Friends of the Mission Viejo Library

2018 Featured Authors

Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Small Fry

Christina Dalcher, VOX

James Frey, Katerina

Casey Gerald, There Will Be No Miracles Here

Lydia Kiesling, The Golden State

Stephen Markley, Ohio

Tilar Mazzeo, Eliza Hamilton

James Mustich, 1000 Books To Read Before Your Die


Neel Patel, If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi

Shobha Rao, Girls Burn Brighter

Tatjana Soli, The Removes

Amy Stewart, Girl Waits with Gun

Cherise Wolas, The Family Tabor