One Book South Dakota

Host a One Book South Dakota discussion, featuring the One Book South Dakota selection and a scholar to lead the discussion. 

Groups receive the current OBSD on loan from the SDHC lending library and host a SDHC scholar for their event. Since 2003, the OBSD program has encouraged people across South Dakota to read and discuss the same book through the year.

Apply to host a One Book South Dakota discussion. 

2017 One Book SD Tour

Tickets for J. Ryan Stradal's 2017 "Kitchens of the Great Midwest" One Book Tour are available! Meet the award-winning author and enjoy a discussion about his hit debut novel.

Stradal will make four stops on his One Book South Dakota Author Tour this summer and fall, leading up to his appearance at the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books, Sept. 21-24 in Deadwood. 

Read about the tour stops below and click here for tickets

Sioux Falls - July 17

K Restaurant (401 E. 8th St. - South End of Boardwalk at 8th & RR Center) 
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy the best in local food from Tina Keuhn of K Restaurant, Kristine Moberg of Queen City Bakery, and Sanaa Abourezk of Sanaa's Gourmet Mediterranean. The event features a cash bar. 

Watertown - July 18

Charley's Restaurant at the Goss Opera House (100 Kemp Ave.)
6 - 8 p.m.

Enjoy the best in local hors d'ouevres and a cash bar amidst the historic architecture and old world decor of the Goss.

Pierre - July 20

Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center (920 W. Sioux Ave.)
6-8 p.m.

Sample food featured in the book, enjoy music by Ron Smith, hear from Lindy & Matt Geraets of B&G Produce, and learn how Stradal wrote his book. Cash bar. 

TICKETS: Available at Prairie Pages Bookseller (321 S. Pierre St.) 


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Any non-profit organization is eligible to participate in One Book South Dakota.


2017 One Book South Dakota

The 2017 One Book South Dakota is Kitchens of the Great Midwest, by J. Ryan Stradal.

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Use the Reading Guide (discussion questions and biological information) and/or the full Book Club Kit (recipes, author interview, blurbs, etc.) to expand and enrich your reading experience!