Those eagerly awaiting “Go Set a Watchman,” the soon-to-be-published novel by Harper Lee, author of the iconic “To Kill a Mockingbird” released 55 years earlier, will be able to hear day-long dramatic readings from the book next week.

The Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, will host a read-a-thon of “Go Set a Watchman” on Tuesday, the day the book is scheduled to be released.

Librarians, professors, teachers, students, actors and book lovers will take turns reading a few pages of the novel during the event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the downtown bookstore.

“Go Set a Watchman” was written in the mid-1950s, and was the first book Lee sumbitted to her publisher, before “To Kill a Mockingbird.” It was thought to be lost, but was located last year. The novel features many of the same characters made famous in the beloved “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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