Store Sponsored Book Clubs

 

 

Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month, August 6th at 6:30pm.
We will NOT meet in July.

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

Young Adult Book Club meets the fourth Monday of the month, July 29th at 7:00pm

Foodie Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month, July 30th  at 7:00pm.
This month we will meet at Baoding Chinese Restaurant

 

 

 

Book Club

The Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month. Join us this month, August 6th at 6:30PM. We will NOT meet in July.

August Selection

In the Distance by Hernan Diaz

A young Swedish boy finds himself in penniless and alone in California. He travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great push to the West. Driven back over and over again on his journey through vast expanses, Heakan meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre (travel narratives, the bildungsroman, nature writing, the Western), offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness. At first, it was a contest, but in time the beasts understood that, with an embrace and the slightest push, they had to lie down on their side and stay until Heakan got up. He did this each time he thought he spied someone on the circular horizon. Had Heakan and his animals ever been spotted, the distant travelers would have taken the vanishing silhouettes for a mirage. But there were no such travelers-the moving shadows he saw almost every day in the distance were illusions. With the double intention of getting away from the trail and the cold, he had traveled south for days.

 

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, July 9th at 7PM. 

July Selection:

6255949Rosewater by Tade Thompson

Tade Thompson's Rosewater is the start of an award-winning, cutting edge trilogy set in Nigeria, by one of science fiction's most engaging new voices. 
*Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel, winner*Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, finalist 
Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless - people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumored healing powers. 
Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. He has seen inside the biodome, and doesn't care to again -- but when something begins killing off others like himself, Kaaro must defy his masters to search for an answer, facing his dark history and coming to a realization about a horrifying future.


Geek Book Club members receive 20% off their purchase. 

 

 

Young Adult Book Club

The Young Adult Book Club meets on the last Monday of the month. Join us this month on Monday, July 29th at 7PM.

July Selection:

I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver

"Heartfelt, romantic, and quietly groundbreaking. This book will save lives." — Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

"Both a window into a deeply human and beautifully complex experience, and a mirror reflecting some of the simplest, yet most powerful desires of the heart, I Wish You All the Best is a beacon of hope in a broken world. We all need this book." —Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin

When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they're thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents' rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new school.

But Ben's attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan's friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change, and what started as a disastrous turn of events looks like it might just be a chance to start a happier new life.

At turns heartbreaking and joyous, I Wish You All the Best is both a celebration of life, friendship, and love, and a shining example of hope in the face of adversity.

 

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, July 30th at 7PM. This month we will meet at Baoding Chinese Restaurant at 4722 Sharon Rd F, Charlotte, NC 28210

July Selection:

Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lilian Li

An exuberant and wise multigenerational debut novel about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone's favorite Chinese restaurant.

The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is not only a beloved go-to setting for hunger pangs and celebrations; it is its own world, inhabited by waiters and kitchen staff who have been fighting, loving, and aging within its walls for decades. When disaster strikes, this working family's controlled chaos is set loose, forcing each character to confront the conflicts that fast-paced restaurant life has kept at bay.

Owner Jimmy Han hopes to leave his late father's homespun establishment for a fancier one. Jimmy's older brother, Johnny, and Johnny's daughter, Annie, ache to return to a time before a father's absence and a teenager's silence pushed them apart. Nan and Ah-Jack, longtime Duck House employees, are tempted to turn their thirty-year friendship into something else, even as Nan's son, Pat, struggles to stay out of trouble. And when Pat and Annie, caught in a mix of youthful lust and boredom, find themselves in a dangerous game that implicates them in the Duck House tragedy, their families must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice to help their children.

Generous in spirit, unaffected in its intelligence, multi-voiced, poignant, and darkly funny, Number One Chinese Restaurant looks beyond red tablecloths and silkscreen murals to share an unforgettable story about youth and aging, parents and children, and all the ways that our families destroy us while also keeping us grounded and alive.

Foodie Book Club members receive 20% off their purchase.