Store Sponsored Book Clubs

 

 

Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month, March 3rd at 6:30pm.

Geek Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month, March 10th at 7:00pm.

Foodie Book Club meets the third to last Tuesday of the month, February 25th at 7:00pm.

 

Book Club

The Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month. Join us this month, March 3rd at 6:30PM. 

March Selection

The Stationary Shop by Marjan Kamali

Roya, a dreamy, idealistic teenager living amid the political upheaval of 1953 Tehran, finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr. Fakhri's neighborhood stationary shop, stocked with books and pens and bottles of jewel-colored ink. Then, Mr. Fakhri, with a keen instinct for a budding romance, introduces her to his other favorite customer- handsome Bahman, who has a burning passion for justice and a love for Rumi's poetry- and Roya loses her heart at once. Their romance blossoms, and the modest little stationary shop remains their favorite place in all of Tehran.

A few short months later, on the eve of their wedding, Roya agrees to meet Bahman at the town square, but suddenly, violence erupts- a result of the coup that forever changes their country's future. In the chaos, Bahmin never shows. For weeks, Roya tries desperately to contact him, but her efforts are fruitless. Reluctantly, she moves on- to college in California, to another man, to a life in New England- until a chance encounter nearly sixty years later gives her the opportunity to ask him the questions that have haunted her for more than half a century: Why did you leave? Where did you go? How is it that you were able to forget me?

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, March 10th at 7PM.

February Selection

6255949Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

Facinated by the myth of Cupid and Psyche throughout his life, C.S. Lewis wrote this, his last novel, to retell their story from the perspective of Psyche's sister, Orual:

"I saw well why the gods do not speak to us openly, nor let us answer...Why should they hear the babble that we think we mean? How can they meet us face to face till we have faces?"

Lewis provides an engaging retelling of one of the most popular myths from antiquity. With what The Saturday Review called "new meaning, new depths, new terrors." With his trademark insightfulness, Lewis reminds us of our own fallibility and the role of a higher power in our lives.

 

 

Geek Book Club members receive 20% off their purchase. 

 

 

Foodie Book Club

Foodie Book Club meets the third to last Tuesday of the month, February 25th at 7:00pm.

February Selection:

We are meeting at Sir Edmon Halley's Restaurant & Freehouse
4151 Park Road, Suite A
Charlotte, NC 28209
 

We Fed an Island by Jose Andres

Chef Jose Andres arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurrican Maria ripped through the island. The Economy was destroyed and for most people there was no clean water, no food, no power, no gas, and no way to communicate with the outside world.

Andres addressed the humanitarian crisis the only way he knew how: by feeding people, one hot meal at a time. At the same time, he and other chefs also confronted a crisis with deep roots, as well as the broken and wasteful system that helps keep some of the biggest charities and NGOs in Business.

Based on Andres' insider's take as well as on meetings, messages, and conversations he had while in Puerto Rico, We Fed an Island movingly describes how a network of community kitchens activated real change and tells an extraordinary story of hope in the face of disasters both natural and man-made, offering suggestions for how to address a crisis like this in the future.
 

 

Foodie Book Club members receive 20% off their purchase.