“Go Big Read 2009” will be UW-Madison’s first common book program where students, staff and the community are invited to read the same book, then participate in a variety of related programs in-and-out of the classroom.
The inaugural year selection is Michael Pollans’ In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.
Your options for obtaining a copy to read include the following:
First Year Students who wish to participate can get a free copy. Copies will be available following the Chancellor’s Convocation on September 1st at the Kohl Center. Any First Year Student not attending the Convocation, can pick up a copy at the Center for the First Year Experience Office.
Students enrolled in courses that are using the book will get free copies. Copies will be delivered to courses during the first weeks of class. Should students miss their in-class delivery, their copies can be requested from Circulation desks at participating libraries (Chemistry, College, Ebling, Memorial, Steenbock and Wendt).
Other students can purchase a copy of the book for $5.00 at Newell’s Deli, Memorial Union, and Breese Terrace Union. After August 25th, copies can also be purchased at Carson’s Carryout in Carson Gulley Commons and Ed’s Express in Gordon Commons.
University Community Copies:
University staff, Wisconsin Alumni Association members in current-standing, Wisconsin Union members, and Friends of UW-Madison Libraries can purchase a copy for $8.00 at Newell’s Deli, Memorial Union, and Breese Terrace Union. After August 25th copies can also be purchased at Carson’s Carryout in Carson Gulley and Ed’s Express in Gordon Commons.
Campus and community bookstores offer the title for purchase (many at a discounted rate).
Other formats/accessible copies:
Should you need access to an alternative format for the book, do note that College Library loans copies of the book in audio format and that other accessible editions can be requested by contacting the Go Big Read program (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)