Organizers of the fourth annual Tosa's All-City Read will give away free copies of this year's chosen book at the Tosa Farmers Market Sept. 3.
The event's committee has purchased 225 paperback copies and small number of large-print copies of "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman for distribution from 8 a.m. to noon at the farmer's market. Additional copies of the large print books will be distributed at retirement communities in Wauwatosa and any remaining copies of the regular paperbacks will be placed in Little Free Libraries around the city.
Copies of the book will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, one per household, while supplies last. The Tosa Farmers Market is located in the Hart's Mills parking lot in the Village of Wauwatosa.
Donations from sponsors Beth Jaworski of Shorewest Realtors, North Shore Bank and Domtar Paper Company, have made the book giveaway possible, according to a news release.
Last year, the All-City Read committee distributed 125 free copies of the book "Peace Like a River."
The annual event aims to have Wauwatosa residents read a book at the same time and then engage in community events. Most of All-City Read events will take place in February 2017. Events may include a book discussions, guest speakers, a writing contest and showings of the Swedish-language movie, “A Man Called Ove.”