Big D Reads was originally funded through a National Endowment for the Arts grant from 2013-2015. Fast forward to today, where 50+ community organizations including civic institutions, corporations, and nonprofits have volunteered to come back together to fund and host events centered around advancing equity.
Together, we're distributing 30,000 free paperback copies of Jim Schutze’s The Accommodation, republished last September by local nonprofit Deep Vellum Publishing. Access our readers guides here.
The goal of this initiative is to spark dialogue and community around Dallas’ history, and perhaps more importantly, get disparate groups talking about our city’s future.
The free paperback special edition books became available September 1st. We have a number of distribution points across the city where you will be able to pick up your FREE copy - check out the location list here.
We hope to see you at as many upcoming events as possible. You can view the full calendar of September/October events here – more are being added often so be sure to check back frequently.