About PBS Books

PBS Books is a multi-platform initiative celebrating the love of reading. Through social and digital engagement and live coverage of important literary events across the country, PBS Books celebrates books and writers and works to foster a passion for reading among public media viewers and listeners.

PBS Books' Executive Producer and Host - Rich Fahle

Rich Fahle


Rich Fahle is the Executive Producer of book fair and festival coverage for PBS Books on PBS.org. He has worked with books and authors for more than 20 years, including as a former Vice President Content and Entertainment for Borders Books, where he produced digital content distributed to tens of millions of book, music and movie lovers. Prior to Borders, Fahle managed the Communications Department and was Chief Spokesperson for C-SPAN, the iconic public affairs network where he helped launch BookTV. He is also the founder and CEO of Astral Road Media, a media marketing and distribution company focused on authors and writers.


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PBS Books is sponsored by




Knight Foundation


AWP - Association of Writers and Writing Programs