Gibson’s supports readers in many ways!
We have an in-store book club which we're hosting online during COVID. We also gather and coordinate information for dozens of local book clubs. We craft events of special interest to book clubs—for instance, publishers’ nights, in which major publishers send reps (via Zoom during the pandemic) to share their best new picks for book clubs.
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 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.
All meetings unless otherwise noted are on the first Monday of the month, and begin at 5:30. Zoom links for registration will be shared prior to the online meeting.
Schedule of book club meetings for 2020-2021 (see below for book info):
- Sept. 14, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson (Zoom link here)
- Oct. 5, Belonging, by Nora Krug (Zoom link here)
- Nov. 2, Good Boy, by Jennifer Finney Boylan (Zoom link here)
- Dec. 7, The Cold Millions, by Jess Walter
- Jan. 4, The Mothers, by Brit Bennett
- Feb. 1, The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin
- March 1, The Wall, by Marlen Haushofer
- April 5, Memorial Drive, by Natasha Tretheway
- May 3, The Biggest Bluff, by Maria Konnikova
- June 7, Hamnet, by Maggie O'Farrell
- July 5, Say Nothing, by James Radden Keefe
- August 2-- Pickapalooza! we pick titles for 2021-2022
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.
* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award * Silver Medal Society of Illustrators *
* Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Comics Beat, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal
This “ingenious reck
From bestselling author of She’s Not There, New York Times opinion columnist, and human rights activist Jennifer Finney Boylan, Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs, a memoir of the transformative power of loving dogs.
This is a book about dogs: the love we have for them, and the way that love helps us understand the people we have been.
One of the most anticipated books of the season: The Millions, Vogue, People, New York Post, Medium, The Philadelpiha Inquirer, Newsday, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“Bittersweet, sexy, morally fraught.” –The New York Times Book Review
"Luminous… engrossing and poignant, this is one not to miss." –People, Pick of the Week
"Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you.” --Ta-Nehisi Coates
"I can allow myself to write the truth; all the people for whom I have lied throughout my life are dead…" writes the heroine of Marlen Haushofer's The Wall, a quite ordinary, unnamed middle-aged woman who awakens to find she is the last living human being.
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
The New York Times bestseller!
“The tale of how Konnikova followed a story about poker players and wound up becoming a story herself will have you riveted, first as you learn about her big winnings, and then as she conveys the lessons she learned both about human nature and herself.” —The Washington Post
NATIONAL BESTSELLER and WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION
England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young, alike. The end of days is near, but life always goes on.
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION
A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE
BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - TIME MAGAZINE
A WASHINGTON POST TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER