Gibson's Book Club, 2016-2017

Gibson’s supports readers in many ways!  We have an in-store book club (details below), and we also gather and coordinate information for dozens of local book clubs—having their titles in stock, discounting them for members, and keeping a list of past titles for them. We also craft events of special interest to book clubs—for instance, publishers’ nights, in which major publishers send reps to share their best new picks for book clubs, and special receptions for authors whose works have been widely adopted by books clubs (for instance, Sue Miller and Chris Bohjalian). If you’re in a club, please let us know what you’re reading and how to contact you!
 

Now, here’s what we’re doing in the bookstore:

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.

Many 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...

Schedule of book club meetings (see below for book info):

9/12/16: The Sympathizer by Viet thanh Nguyen                                2/6/17: The Tempest, by William Shakespeare

10/3/16: Tribe, by Sebastian Junger                                                  3/6/17: Breaking Wild, by Diane LesBecquets

11/7/16: LaRose,  by Louise Erdrich                                                    4/3/17: Favorite poem project--submit your favorites a few weeks

                                                                                                                          before the meeting and we'll discuss

12/5/16: "The Dead," by James Joyce (in Dubliners)                           5/1/17: Kookooland by Gloria Norris

1/9/16:  Nobody's Fool, by Richard Russo                                           6/5/17: Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

                                             7/10/17: Pickapalooza! Members share their favorite reads and wish list for next year's book club schedule

                                             8/7/17:   Time to choose! Based on what they learned at the July meeting, members pick the books for 2017-2018.

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The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124944
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

Gibson's Book Club reads The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Monday, September 12th, 2016, 7 p.m.
 


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Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781455566389
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Twelve - May 24th, 2016

Gibson's Book Club reads Tribe, by Sebastian Junger

Monday, October 3rd, 2016, 7 p.m.


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Larose Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062277022
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - May 10th, 2016

Gibson's Book Club reads LaRose,  by Louise Erdrich

Monday, November 7th, 2016, 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 


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Dubliners Cover Image
By James Joyce, Colum McCann (Foreword by), Terence Brown (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143107453
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

Gibson's Book Club reads "The Dead," by James Joyce (in Dubliners)

Monday, December 5th, 2016, 7 p.m.


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Nobody's Fool Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679753339
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 12th, 1994

Gibson's Book Club reads Nobody's Fool, by Richard Russo

Monday, January 9th, 2017, 7 p.m.


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The Tempest Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780743482837
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Washington Square Press - July 2004

Gibson's Book Club reads The Tempest, by William Shakespeare

Monday, February 6th, 2017, 7 p.m.


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Kookooland Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781941393604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Regan Arts - January 5th, 2016

Gibson's Book Club reads Kookooland, by Gloria Norris

Monday, May 1, 2016, 7 p.m.


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Selected Poetry Cover Image
By John Keats, Elizabeth Cook (Editor)
$11.95
ISBN: 9780199553952
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - February 2009

Gibson's Book Club reads favorite poems selected by members--please submit early to mid-March 

Monday, April 3rd, 2017, 7 p.m.


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Breaking Wild Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425283790
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Berkley Books - February 7th, 2017

Gibson's Book Club reads Breaking Wild, by Diane Les Becquets

Monday, March 6, 2017, 7 p.m.


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Homegoing Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781101947135
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 7th, 2016

Gibson's Book Club reads Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

Monday, June 5th, 2017, 7 p.m.