CLEVELAND — March 15, 2017 — Grab your aprons and rolling pins because Big Library Read, the first global digital Book Club through libraries, is back starting March 16. This time, you're heading to the kitchen. Called "one of the best cookbooks of 2016" by NPR, Oprah.com and others, Art of the Pie (Countryman Press) is the featured eBook in the worldwide digital version of a local book club. Millions of readers from around the world will have access, at the same time, to this "Pie-Baking Bible" from Kate McDermott through participating public libraries' digital catalogs. More than 20,000 libraries in 28 countries will participate.
No baking class needed to join the fun, just a library card. It's easy. Simply borrow the eBook from a participating library. To find a library near you, visit www.overdrive.com.
Art of the Pie promises to be an exciting read for bakers of any level. Kate McDermott has taught the time-honored craft of pie-making to thousands of people. Her pies have been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Real Simple and more. In the Art of the Pie she shares her secrets to great crusts, fabulous fillings, and to living a good life. Kate provides dozens of recipes for all the pie combinations you can dream up with hints and tricks helpful to even the most experienced pie baker.
"If you are a first-time pie maker, the words in the book are the very same ones I share in the pie making workshops and I hope they will give you the confidence to dip your hands into the baking bowl," said author, Kate McDermott. "A recipe is a starting place, so feel free to experiment with different seasonings and flavor combinations that please you. I hope you will enjoy the stories in Art of the Pie as well as the recipes. It was a labor of love to write it for you."
Discussions about the cookbook, recipes and more can be found on BigLibraryRead.com. The free program runs for two weeks from March 16-30, 2017. Art of the Pie can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook and Kindle [U.S. Libraries only] without worrying about wait lists or holds. The eBook cookbook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.
Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library. The reading program started in 2014 and has grown into the largest digital Book Club worldwide. For more information, visit your local library or visit BigLibraryRead.com.
OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools. We are dedicated to "a world enlightened by reading" by delivering the industry's largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of 36,000 libraries and schools in 63 countries worldwide. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten. www.overdrive.com