Book Club

Gibson's Book Club reads West with Giraffes, by Lynda Rutledge

cover art for West with Giraffe by Lynda RutledgeMonday, January 9th, 2023, 5:30 pm, in-store

West with Giraffes By Lynda Rutledge Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781542023344
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lake Union Publishing - February 1st, 2021

An emotional, rousing novel inspired by the incredible true story of two giraffes who made headlines and won the hearts of Depression-era America.

"Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes..."


Gibson's Book Club reads The Words in My Hands and The Girl Who Drank the Moon

cover art for The Words in My Hands by Asphyxiacover art for The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly BarnhillMonday, December 5th, 2022, 5:30 pm, in-store

The Words in My Hands By Asphyxia Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781773215280
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Annick Press - November 30th, 2021

"Anyone who is dDeaf . . . will immediately feel a connection and a sense of belonging while reading Asphyxia's book." --Stacy Abrams, founder of the #WhyISign campaign - Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award for Teens 2021 - A Kirkus Best Book of 2021


The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781616207465
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 30th, 2019

With more than a million copies sold, Newbery Medal winner The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a must-read for fans of classic children's literature or timeless fantasy fables.

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town.


Gibson's Book Club reads Ring Shout, by P. Djèlí Clark

Monday, November 7th, 2022, 5:30 pm, in-store

This month Gibson's Book Club is reading Ring Shout, by P. Djèlí Clark, a dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan's reign of terror. 

Ring Shout By P. Djèlí Clark Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250767028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - October 13th, 2020

Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark returns with Ring Shout, a dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan's reign of terror

“A fantastical, brutal and thrilling triumph of the imagination...Clark’s combination of historical and political reimagining is cathartic, exhilarating and fresh.” —The New York Times


Richard Lederer!

Monday, October 17th, 12pm/noon

Anguished English- Pod: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon the English Language By Richard Lederer Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423643173
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Gibbs Smith - September 27th, 2017

Anguished English is the impossibly funny anthology of accidental assaults upon our common language. From bloopers and blunders to Signs of the Times to Mixed-Up Metaphors . . . from Two-Headed Headlines to Mangling Modifiers . . . it's a collection that will leave you roaring with delight and laughter. Help wanteds: Wanted: Unmarried girls to pick fresh fruit and produce at night.


The Write Way: The Spell Guide to Good Grammar and Usage By Richard Lederer Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780671526702
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery Books - October 1st, 1995

From Simon & Schuster, The Write Way is the S.P.E.L.L. (Society for the Preservation of English Language and Literature) guide to real-life writing.

Anyone who's tackled tricky grammar, slippery syntax, pesky punctuation, or sneaky jargon knows that good writing is never easy.


The Cunning Linguist: Ribald Riddles, Lascivious Limericks, Carnal Corn, and Other Good, Clean Dirty Fun By Richard Lederer Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780312318130
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but easily available to be ordered
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - December 17th, 2003

Have some fun with your native tongue!


Gibson's Book Club reads Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler

cover art for The Parable of the Sower, by Octavia ButlerMonday, October 3, 2022, 5:30pm, in-store

This month Gibson's Book Club is reading Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler.

Parable of the Sower By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781538732182
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author "pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale" and includes a foreword by N. K. Jemisin (John Green, New York Times).


Gibson's Book Club reads Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth

cover art for Forget the AlamoMonday, September 12th, 2022, 5:30pm, in-store

This month Gibson's Book Club is reading Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth, by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, and Jason Stanford.

Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth By Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, Jason Stanford Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781984880116
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - June 7th, 2022

A New York Times bestseller!

“Lively and absorbing. . ." — The New York Times Book Review


"Engrossing." —Wall Street Journal

“Entertaining and well-researched . . . ” Houston Chronicle


Gibson's Book Club: Pickapalooza!

Monday, August 1st, 2022, 5:30 pm

August is our Pickapalooza! Our book club picks a year's worth of book club reads this month; come prepared to defend your suggestions (of which you may bring many!), and we'll decide for the coming year. If you've been hopeful to join our book club but were hoping for different styles of books, now is the time to make your case! We are democratically run, and you can deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.

Gibson's Book Club reads The Mysteries, by Marisa Silver

cover art for The Mysteries, by Marisa SilverMonday, July 11th, 2022, 5:30pm, in-store

This month Gibson's Book Club is reading The Mysteries, by Marisa Silver.

The Mysteries By Marisa Silver Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635576443
Availability: Not currently in our store; place a special order
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 4th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mary Coin, a masterful, intimate story of two young girls, joined in an unlikely friendship, whose lives are shattered in a single, unthinkable moment.


Gibson's Book Club reads Double Whammy, by Carl Hiaasen

cover art for Double Whammy, by Carl HiaasenMonday, June 6th, 2022, 5:30pm, in-store, in-person

This month Gibson's Book Club is reading Double Whammy, by Carl Hiaasen.

Double Whammy (Skink Series) By Carl Hiaasen Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780593334751
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - November 24th, 2020

"Follow the adventures of a news-photographer-turned-private-eye as he seeks truth, justice, and an affair with his ex-wife" (The New York Times) in this hilarious caper from bestselling author Carl Hiaasen.


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