Vancouver is a froody place. “The Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy” was chosen by Vancouver residents as the book the whole city should read this fall.

“This year’s One Book, One Vancouver winning book was chosen by Vancouver residents. For three weeks in June, Vancouverites voted online and at the Library’s 21 branches for the book they think we should all read this fall.
The choices were: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie or The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
And in a vote closer than the hairs on the head of a ravenous bugblatter beast of Traal, you chose Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy! “
 Vancouver’s public library is organizing several events from the 1st September to the 20th November. The book will be brought to life for audiences around the city through an array of fun events and contests, including writing workshops, a film screening, a high-tech Innovation Expo and a Vogon Poetry Slam! 
(thanks to daveh for the info)