Book Club

Open Discussion Project: Talking to Strangers

March's discussion title will be Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know, by Malcolm Gladwell.

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know By Malcolm Gladwell Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316478526
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but easily available to be ordered
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 10th, 2019

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangersand why they often go wrong.

 A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Press


Gibson's Book Club discusses Olive Kitteridge

Monday, February 3rd, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

Gibson's Book Club discusses Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout.

Our book club is free and open to the public, newcomers are encouraged! Join us for every month, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.

Olive Kitteridge: Fiction By Elizabeth Strout Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812971835
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 30th, 2008

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • The beloved first novel featuring Olive Kitteridge, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of My Name is Lucy Barton and the Oprah’s Book Club pick Olive, Again


Girl, Interrupted book discussion, with NHTI community reads

Gibson's Bookstore is partnering with NHTI for a community discussion of Girl, Interrupted, as part of NHTI's campus community read and discussion series! Join us for the evening to delve deeper into this fascinating memoir of mental illness and its treatment in the 1960s.

Girl, Interrupted: A Memoir By Susanna Kaysen Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679746041
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 19th, 1994

30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. Her memoir of the next two years is a "poignant, honest ... triumphantly funny ... and heartbreaking story" (The New York Times Book Review).


Postponed- Gibson's Book Club discusses The River

This event was been delayed as we wait for clarity on timing for reopening for small groups.

Gibson's Book Club discusses The River, by Peter Heller.

Our book club is free and open to the public, newcomers are encouraged! Join us for every month, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.

The River: A novel By Peter Heller Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525521877
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf - March 5th, 2019

NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the author of The Guide and The Dog Stars comes the story of two college students on a wilderness canoe trip—a gripping tale of a friendship tested by fire, white water, and violence.


Gibson's Virtual Book Club discusses The Pioneers

Monday, June 1st, 2020, 5:30 p.m. EDT, online only via Zoom.

Gibson's Book Club discusses The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, by David McCullough.

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West By David McCullough Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781501168680
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but easily available to be ordered
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 7th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important chapter in the American story that’s “as resonant today as ever” (The Wall Street Journal)—the settling of the Northwest Territory by courageous pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would


Gibson's Book Club discusses Semicolon

Monday, March 2nd, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

Gibson's Book Club discusses Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark, by Cecelia Watson.

Our book club is free and open to the public, newcomers are encouraged! Join us for every month, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.

Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark By Cecelia Watson Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062853059
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ecco - July 30th, 2019

“Delightful.” —Mary Norris, The New Yorker


Gibson's Book Club discusses Circe

Monday, July 6th, 2020, 5:30 p.m. Online only, via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsdeippz8iHNCDuU2eoE-oF3VCTZuJSeIQ

Gibson's Book Club discusses Circe, by Madeline Miller.

Circe By Madeline Miller Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

This #1 New York Times bestseller is a "bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story" that brilliantly reimagines the life of Circe, formidable sorceress of The Odyssey (Alexandra Alter, TheNew York Times).

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born.


Gibson's Book Club discusses A Little History of Philosophy

Monday, January 6th, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

Gibson's Book Club discusses A Little History of Philosophy, by Nigel Warburton.

Our book club is free and open to the public, newcomers are encouraged! Join us for every month, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.

A Little History of Philosophy (Little Histories) By Nigel Warburton Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780300187793
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yale University Press - October 30th, 2012

For readers of E. H. Gombrich’s A Little History of the World, an equally irresistible volume that brings history’s greatest philosophers to life
 
“A primer in human existence: philosophy has rarely seemed so lucid, so important, so worth doing and so easy to enter into. . . .


POSTPONED UNTIL DEC. 9--Gibson's Book Club discusses Cold Comfort Farm

Monday, December 2nd, 2019, 5:30 p.m. THIS BOOK CLUB MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL DEC. 9 DUE TO EXPECTED WINTER STORMS

Gibson's Book Club discusses Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons.

Cold Comfort Farm: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Stella Gibbons, Lynne Truss (Introduction by), Roz Chast (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stella Gibbons, Lynne Truss (Introduction by), Roz Chast (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143039594
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - March 28th, 2006

"Quite simply one of the funniest satirical novels of the last century." —Nancy Pearl, NPR's Morning Edition


Gibson's Book Club discusses Confederates in the Attic

Monday, November 4th, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Gibson's Book Club discusses Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches From the Unfinished Civil War, by Tony Horwitz.

Our book club is free and open to the public, newcomers are encouraged! Join us for every month, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.

Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War (Vintage Departures) By Tony Horwitz Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780679758334
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 22nd, 1999

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent takes us on an explosive adventure into the soul of the unvanquished South, where Civil War reenactors, battlefield visitors, and fans of history resurrect the ghosts of the Lost Cause through ritual and remembrance.  


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