Big Library Read

Discover the fascinating life of Mitza Maric, an incredible scientist whose light was lost in Albert Einstein’s enormous shadow.

Now through June 26th, users at participating libraries around the world can borrow The Other Einstein without any wait lists or holds as our most recent Big Library Read kicks off with Marie Bendicit’s incredible story of Mitza Maric, the first wife of Albert Einstein. In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

During these next two weeks, readers are invited to enjoy this book and join our discussion board to share your thoughts with library users around the world. Hundreds of thousands of readers from over 20,000 participating libraries will participate in this program and, thanks to Sourcebooks, We have some wonderful content available to your readers.

On the Big Library Read website you’ll find a podcast interview with the author, links to her letter to library users, a discussion guide and much more. On our discussion board not only can readers share thoughts with each other, but you’ll also see messages from Marie Bendict herself as she’ll be checking in to interact with readers. We recommend following OverDrive on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as well if you aren’t already to see some behind the scenes videos with the author from our Blue Sky Campus.

About the Program

Big Library Read is an opportunity for those with a valid library card to read the same digital title at the same time without any wait lists or holds. Participating in this event allows your library to offer a new simultaneous use title for community-wide access from your library at no cost. It’s a worldwide digital version of a local book club, and an opportunity for your library to generate more interest in your digital collection beyond the bestsellers. Thousands of libraries have already enjoyed great success engaging thousands of new and current users with Big Library Read.