Store Sponsored Book Clubs

Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month, August 1st at 6:30pm.

Geek Book meets the second Tuesday of the month, July 11th at 7:00pm.

Foodie Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month, June 27th at 7:00pm.

 

Book Club

The Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month in the back of the store. Join us this month, Augusut 1st at 6:30pm.

August Selection:

A Doubter's Almanac by Ethan Canin 

Milo Andret is born with an unusual mind. A lonely child growing up in the woods of northern Michigan in the 1950s, he gives little thought to his own talent. But with his acceptance at U.C. Berkeley he realizes the extent, and the risks, of his singular gifts. California in the seventies is a seduction, opening Milo’s eyes to the allure of both ambition and indulgence. The research he begins there will make him a legend; the woman he meets there—and the rival he meets alongside her—will haunt him for the rest of his life. For Milo’s brilliance is entwined with a dark need that soon grows to threaten his work, his family, even his existence. Spanning seven decades as it moves from California to Princeton to the Midwest to New York, A Doubter’s Almanac tells the story of a family as it explores the way ambition lives alongside destructiveness, obsession alongside torment, love alongside grief. It is a story of how the flame of genius both lights and scorches every generation it touches. Graced by stunning prose and brilliant storytelling, A Doubter’s Almanac is a surprising, suspenseful, and deeply moving novel, a major work by a writer who has been hailed as “the most mature and accomplished novelist of his generation.”

 

Book Club members receive 20% off the $18.00

 

 

 

Geek Book Club

The Geek Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month in the back of the store. Join us this month, July 11th at 7:00pm.

July Selection:

6255949The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers 

Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe—in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.

 

 

 

 

Geek Book Club members receive 20% off the $16.99

 

 

 

Foodie Book Club

The Foodie Book Club typically meets the last Tuesday of the month in the back of the store. Join us this month, June 27th at 7:00pm. The meeting will be at Viet Thai Noodle House (8314 Pineville Matthews Road). 

June Selection:

Eating Viet Nam by Graham Holliday. 

A journalist and blogger takes us on a colorful and spicy gastronomic tour through Viet Nam in this entertaining, offbeat travel memoir, with a foreword by Anthony Bourdain.Growing up in a small town in northern England, Graham Holliday wasn t keen on travel. But in his early twenties, a picture of Hanoi sparked a curiosity that propelled him halfway across the globe. Graham didn t want to be a tourist in an alien land, though; he was determined to live it. An ordinary guy who liked trying interesting food, he moved to the capital city and embarked on a quest to find real Vietnamese food. In Eating Viet Nam, he chronicles his odyssey in this strange, enticing land infused with sublime smells and tastes.Traveling through the back alleys and across the boulevards of Hanoi where home cooks set up grills and stripped-down stands serving sumptuous fare on blue plastic furniture he risked dysentery, giardia, and diarrhea to discover a culinary treasure-load that was truly foreign and unique. Holliday shares every bite of the extraordinary fresh dishes, pungent and bursting with flavor, which he came to love in Hanoi, Saigon, and the countryside. Here, too, are the remarkable people who became a part of his new life, including his wife, Sophie. A feast for the senses, funny, charming, and always delicious, Eating Viet Nam will inspire armchair travelers, curious palates, and everyone itching for a taste of adventure.

 

Foodie Book Club members recieve 20% off the $15.99