Join the 2023 NEA Big Read!

Join the Big read of The bear by Andrew Krivak

Join the Bedford Public Library, the Bedford Conservation Commission, New Hampshire Humanities and readers throughout the state of New Hampshire for the NEA Big Read! In September, October and November we'll be reading, discussing and exploring The Bear by Andrew Krivak.

Set in a post-apocalyptic future, The Bear is a story of the last two people on earth—a father and daughter. The novel explores powerful themes about the importance of intergenerational storytelling, our complicated relationship with the environment, and how to prepare for an unknown future.  The story is set in and around Mt. Monadnock and the characters journey across New Hampshire, making the book especially interesting for local readers.  Copies are available to request through our online catalog.

Visit our Big Read Page to find events and learn more.