Oprah’s Book Club Returns with Apple Partnership

04 Oct 2019

In some exciting news for book lovers, Oprah’s Book Club is making a return in a new partnership with Apple across Apple Books and Apple TV+. Oprah’s Book Club will connect a community of readers around the world and help them discover exciting books by today’s most thought-provoking authors.

For every one of Oprah’s Book Club selections that are sold on Apple Books, Apple will make a contribution to the American Library Association.

“Few people in the world can bring us together like Oprah, whose compassion and grace celebrating the power of books are unmatched,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “It’s our honor to provide a new platform for Oprah’s Book Club and support the American Library Association in opening hearts and minds to the joy of reading.”


“I am who I am today because of the experience of learning to read at an early age. Reading opened up a whole world for me beyond the red dirt road and my grandmother’s porch in Mississippi,” said Oprah Winfrey. “I want to do that for everybody. And the opportunity to do this with Apple, to speak to people all over the world about the pleasures, the excitement, the tension, the drama that a good book can bring you … I don’t know what’s better than that.”

The first selection for the new Oprah’s Book Club is The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Oprah will interview Coates in the first episode of her new Apple TV+ series starting on November 1st.

The Water Dancer

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Release Date: September 24, 2019

The new book from the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates… Hiram Walker’s mother was sold away when he was very young, he was robbed of all memory of her. But he was gifted a mysterious power. This power saved his life when he almost drowned in a river years later. Hiram’s brush with death spurs a daring scheme… to escape the only home he has ever known.

Buy on Apple Books