Gibson's Book Group reads Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver
09/09/2013 7:00 pm
Monday, Sept. 9, 7 PM
We're starting off with a bang, with one of our best-selling novels over the past year and one that has just come out in paperback. Barbara Kingsolver is a book club favorite across the nation--come find out why!
This event is free and open to the public, all are welcome, newcomers are encouraged!
Our book club is open to all. We've chosen an eclectic, ambitious list of books for the coming year: join us for every meeting, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.
Most of these titles are in paperback, or should be by the time we'll read them, and they will all* be discounted 25% from the publisher's price for the following year, whether you join us for meetings or not.
All meetings unless otherwise noted are on the first Monday of the month, and begin at 7:00, to give you time to have dinner and relax a bit first. Parking is free in the Capitol Commons garage and on the street, after 5 p.m...
True Brew Cafe, a branch of True Brew Barista, enjoys space in our bookstore. They serve delicious coffee, tea, sandwiches, crepes, and much more. Now also with beer and wine! Have a real bookstore cafe experience.
It was a lot of fun being on The Exchange with Laura Knoy and Dan Chartrand on
Monday. It always feels like we should do an hour and a half, or two
hours; I'm always surprised when the time runs out. But we discussed a
lot of great books. The show and our lists are archived here.
There were a few new books I wish
we'd had time to discuss. You'll find them on our front tables. First is
a marvelous collection of Emily Dickinson's poems: The Gorgeous Nothings.
This book is a facsimile of the great poet's "envelope poems," and at
first looks like ephemera, until you realize that this collection comes
closer than a standard collection does to show how Dickinson actually
created her poems. She was so far ahead of her time, and not really of
I also wish we'd had time to discuss two new books that had their origins in popular blogs: Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half, and Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York.
Come take a look at them at the bookstore. They are very unusual.
Someone on your list is bound to want these books. Come talk to us about
A frankly weird production is "Ron Burgundy"'s Let Me Off at the Top. It's a fake memoir told entirely in the character of the iconic Anchorman character.
I say it's weird because there was no reason for it to be as good as it
is. It would have sold as a blank book. But here it is, the funniest
book of the year.
By the way, thanks to four wonderful local writers who joined us on Small Business Saturday to become booksellers for a day. We were...