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One Book One Chalmers

"One Book One Chalmers", OBOC, is a book club where all of Chalmers - students as well as employees - will be given the opportunity to read the same book, and to join activities related to the book.

The idea of reading a book to create community and meeting platforms has been used in several different contexts and parts of the world. Among other things, there are "Stockholm reads", "Canada reads" and "MIT Reads".

The first OBOC was launched in 2019 at Chalmers. Here is a small list of the books we have chosen so far for our book clubs, the books are still available to borrow at our libraries.

OBOC 2019 - "The Power" by Naomi Alderman Watch the OBOC-2019 movie here
OBOC 2020 - "Blue" by Maja Lunde


OBOC 2021/2022 - "Queenie" by Candice Carty-Williams

This year, together with the Student Equality Committee (JÄMK), the library has chosen the book Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams. This acclaimed debut engages in issues of sexism and racism in the UK through sharp language, lots of humour and chargers in a spot-on way the very experience of living in the 21st century.

Get the book:

The book is of course available to borrow from our libraries, so take the opportunity to request a copy of your own in our catalogue. It´s also available as an e-book through the e-book platform VLeBooks, Chalmers ID (CID) is required for access.


Book circles - save the date!

As usual, a number of book circles are also organized by the library. We have set the following dates for these:

Online in Zoom:

  • January 25 - 17:00 - 17:45
  • 2nd February - 12:15 - 13:00

Online, join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

At Kuggen, Lindholmen

  • 3rd March - 17:30 - 18:15

(If the event 3rd March needs to be carried out online, we will update with information about that here)

Reading guide

As support, or for inspiration to get started with the discussions around the book, we have put together a reading guide (pdf) with questions for the book circles for Queenie.


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