Perspectives Book Groups

Welcome to New Hampshire Humanities' new book groups initiative, Perspectives! This program will offer facilitated book discussion groups in an online format. New Hampshire Humanities will provide expert facilitators for book groups and copies of books in multiple formats to book group participants. We aim to help participants to engage with diverse perspectives in the humanities to build understanding and empathy, and to support a culture of reading in the Granite State.

We are now offering online book discussion groups to libraries. New Hampshire Humanities will provide free copies of books to discussion groups that hold events before June 30, 2021. For a list of current facilitators and the books available for discussion groups, click here.

To apply to host a book group at your library, please contact the facilitator to arrange a time and date for your event. Once you have confirmed a book and facilitator, contact New Hampshire Humanities and we will arrange payment for the book copies and facilitator’s stipend. Fill out this application form and email to

Past Events:

In partnership with the Berlin, Gorham, Milan, and Randolph public libraries, along with the White Mountains Community College library, our first book discussion group was "Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge," by Erica Armstrong Dunbar.

For a DIY book group using our toolkit, click on the Never Caught Toolkit below.

Never Caught Toolkit

For more information about hosting a book group in your area, please contact Mary Nolin, Connections Program Manager, at