On September 14, 2017 the MSU Libraries held its first LIVING STORIES event and had great responses from all who participated. The idea of “books that talk back” was new for many; however, everyone quickly dove right into brief but meaningful conversations on different aspects of sustainability, ranging from everyday practices to sustainability in our criminal justice system. Some readers who started with one book ended up renewing or checking out more books. The living books themselves also enjoyed learning about their readers’ passion for sustainability. This successful project was organized by the library’s Public Affairs Committee, who looks forward to renewing the project during Public Affairs Week again next year.