SR! 2023 Season News

Library Announces 2023 SaratogaREADS! Selections

Saratoga Springs Public Library is pleased to announce that, by popular vote of the community, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham is the 2022 SaratogaREADS! selection. The Junior Companion title will be announced soon.

The results are in, and Saratoga Springs Public Library is pleased to announce, that by popular vote, the community has chosen New York Times bestseller, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by John Meacham as the SaratogaREADS! selection for 2023.

In this 2018 book, Pulitzer Prize-winner Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. “As an institution dedicated to inclusion at a time of particular partisanship, we look forward to a season of programs and discussions inspired by this exploration of our national penchant for persevering through periods of great divisiveness,” said library director Issac Pulver.

The Soul of America is available from the Saratoga Springs Public Library in multiple formats: paperback, large print, and CD.

The 2023 SaratogaREADS! Jr. companion selection will be announced soon. A slate of programs and events inspired by this season’s selections will be announced in the coming months, and will be available online at and on Saratoga Springs Public Library’s Events Calendar at

Since 2005, SaratogaREADS! has invited all members of the Saratoga Springs community to participate in a shared reading experience, and to take part in conversations and events inspired by their annual reading selections.