Store Sponsored Book Clubs

 

 

Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month, April 2nd at 6:30pm

Geek Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month, April 9th  at 7:00pm.

Young Adult Book Club will meet the fourth Monday of the month, March 25th at 7:00pm

Foodie Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month, March 26th at 7:00pm. 

 

 

Book Club

The Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month. Join us this month, April 2nd at 6:30pm

April Selection:

The Power by Naomi Alderman

 

All over the world women and girls are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain, and even death. And with this small twist of nature, everything changes drastically.

Ambitious and provocative, visceral and page-turning, award-winning author Naomi Alderman's THE POWER at once takes us on a journey to an alternate reality and exposes our own world in bold and surprising ways.

 

 

Book Club members receive 20% off their purchase. 

 

 

Geek Book Club

The Geek Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at the back of the store. Join us this month, April 9th at 7PM. 

April Selection:

6255949Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

The ocean is home to many myths, 
But some are deadly... 
Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy. 
Now a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost. 
Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves. 
But the secrets of the deep come with a price. 


Geek Book Club members receive 20% off their purchase. 

 

 

Young Adult Book Club

The Young Adult Book Club will meet the fourth Monday of this month. Join us this month on Monday, March 25th at 7PM.

March Selection:

The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut.

Melati Ahmad looks like your typical movie-going, Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old. Unlike most other sixteen-year-olds though, Mel also believes that she harbors a djinn inside her, one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother's death unless she adheres to an elaborate ritual of counting and tapping to keep him satisfied.

A trip to the movies after school turns into a nightmare when the city erupts into violent race riots between the Chinese and the Malay. When gangsters come into the theater and hold movie-goers hostage, Mel, a Malay, is saved by a Chinese woman, but has to leave her best friend behind to die.

On their journey through town, Mel sees for herself the devastation caused by the riots. In her village, a neighbor tells her that her mother, a nurse, was called in to help with the many bodies piling up at the hospital. Mel must survive on her own, with the help of a few kind strangers, until she finds her mother. But the djinn in her mind threatens her ability to cope.

 

Young Adult Book Club members receive 20% off their purchase. 

 

 

Foodie Book Club

Foodie Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of the month. Join us on Tuesday, March 26th at 7:00pm. 

March Selection:

You & I Eat The Same edited by Chris Ying

Good food is the common ground shared by all of us, and immigration is fundamental to good food. In nineteen thoughtful and engaging essays and stories, You and I Eat the Same explores the ways in which cooking and eating connect us across cultural and political borders, making the case that we should think about cuisine as a collective human effort in which we all benefit from the movement of people, ingredients, and ideas. 

An awful lot of attention is paid to the differences and distinctions between us, especially when it comes to food. But the truth is that food is that rare thing that connects all people, slipping past real and imaginary barriers to unify humanity through deliciousness. Don't believe it? Read on to discover more about the subtle (and not so subtle) bonds created by the ways we eat. 

Everybody Wraps Meat in Flatbread: 
From tacos to dosas to pancakes, bundling meat in an edible wrapper is a global practice. 

Much Depends on How You Hold Your Fork: 
A visit with cultural historian Margaret Visser reveals that there are more similarities between cannibalism and haute cuisine than you might think. 

Fried Chicken Is Common Ground: 
We all share the pleasure of eating crunchy fried birds. Shouldn't we share the implications as well? 

If It Does Well Here, It Belongs Here: 
Chef René Redzepi champions the culinary value of leaving your comfort zone. 

There Is No Such Thing as a Nonethnic Restaurant: 
Exploring the American fascination with "ethnic" restaurants (and whether a nonethnic cuisine even exists). 

Coffee Saves Lives: 
Arthur Karuletwa recounts the remarkable path he took from Rwanda to Seattle and back again.

 

 

 

Foodie Book Club members receive 20% off their purchase.