Everybody Reads 2024

Over a blue, yellow and pink background, Gabrielle Zevin appears in a frame next to the cover of Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow.

Everybody Reads 2024 celebrates Gabrielle Zevin's Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Let’s read, reflect and learn together. Everybody Reads is a community-wide project that promotes shared reading and discussion around a single book. 

About the book

This richly imagined novel follows three friends over a span of thirty years. Sam and Sadie first bond over video games when they meet at a hospital as kids, but later lose touch. As college students, a chance encounter in the subway brings them back together. Sadie, Sam and his college roommate Marx design a compelling video game that becomes a hit, bringing them fame and fortune in their mid-twenties and changing the course of their lives. 

Full of references to video gaming and 90s pop culture, gamers will enjoy the many Easter eggs hidden in the book. More than that, this is an expansive exploration about the creative impulse, the evolving nature of deep friendship and how we tell the story of our own lives. 

About the author

Gabrielle Zevin is a best selling author and has published books for adults and teens. She writes both realistic fiction and fantasy. All of her stories explore themes of identity, connection and love.

Her bestselling novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, has recently been made into a feature film, and her 2005 debut novel, Elsewhere, has become a classic of young adult literature. 

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, her tenth novel, was an instant bestseller and made the top of many lists including the New York Times bestseller list and Time Magazine’s Book of the Year. Zevin is currently writing the screenplay for the feature film based on the book.

She has also written criticism for the New York Times Book Review and NPR’s All Things Considered. She began her writing career at age fourteen, as a music critic for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Zevin is a graduate of Harvard University. She lives in Los Angeles.

How to participate


Check out Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow from the library. 

Giveaway copies of the book will arrive at neighborhood libraries in January 2024, thanks to the generous support of The Library Foundation. The library encourages readers to share giveaway copies with friends, coworkers and neighbors. Additional copies will also be available online for check out. 

High school educators in Multnomah County can apply for classroom sets of Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow. Fill out the application here.

Discuss, learn and be inspired

Explore the themes of the book through events and discussions. Watch the events calendar for information.

Everybody Reads will conclude with “An Evening with Gabrielle Zevin” on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available from Literary Arts.

Everybody Reads 2024, a community reading project of Multnomah County Library, is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation with author appearance made possible by Literary Arts.

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