Gibson's Book Club, 2017-2018

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! You can print and fill out this form (.pdf or .docx) to register your book club with us for discounts on your club's reading list and to receive notice of exciting events you might like.

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 5:30. 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):

9/11/17: A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles                           2/5/18: The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde

10/2/17: The Night Strangers, by Chris Bohjalian                               3/5/18: The Reserve, by Russell Banks

11/6/17: As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner                                      4/2/18: Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid

12/4/17: Today Will Be Different, by Maria Semple                             5/7/18: Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

1/8/18: Kindred, by Octavia Butler                                                       6/4/18: Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann

                                             7/9/18: Pickapalooza. (Bring your favorite books for consideration for next year's list)

                                             8/6/18: Time to choose! Based on what they learned at the July meeting, members pick the books for 2018-2019.

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A Gentleman in Moscow Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

Gibson's Book Club reads A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amore Towles

Monday, September 11th, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

 


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The Night Strangers Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307395009
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - April 24th, 2012

Gibson's Book Club reads The Night Strangers, by Chris Bohjalian

Monday, October 2nd, 2017, 5:30 p.m.


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As I Lay Dying Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780679732259
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 30th, 1991

Gibson's Book Club reads As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner

Monday, November 6th, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Today Will Be Different Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316403450
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - June 27th, 2017

Gibson's Book Club reads Today Will Be Different, by Maria Semple

Monday, December 4th, 2017, 5:30 p.m.


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Kindred Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807083697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004

Gibson's Book Club reads Kindred, by Octavia Butler

Monday, January 8th, 2018, 5:30 p.m.


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The Importance of Being Earnest Cover Image
$2.50
ISBN: 9780486264783
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dover Publications - July 1st, 1990

Gibson's Book Club reads The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde

Monday, February 5th, 2018, 5:30 p.m.


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The Reserve Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061430268
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - February 10th, 2009

Gibson's Book Club reads The Reserve, by Russell Banks

Monday, March 5th, 2018 5:30 p.m.


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Exit West Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735212176
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

Gibson's Book Club reads Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid

Monday, April 2nd, 2018, 5:30 p.m.


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Lincoln in the Bardo Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812995343
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - February 14th, 2017

Gibson's Book Club reads Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

Monday, May 7th, 2018, 5:30 p.m.


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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385534246
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday Books - April 18th, 2017

Gibson's Book Club reads Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann

Monday, June 4th, 2018, 5:30 p.m.