Book Club

Ludicrous Speed Book Club

Time to get your geek on! From speculative fiction, deep space adventures and alternate histories to the magical and epic fantasy realms, all who can admit their dorkdom are welcome. Whether you are new to the genre or have been burning through the books for years, this group is for you. The exploration of popular Sci-Fi and Fantasy authors and sub genres happens the third Monday of every month at 7PM with Joel and Tommy.

This month we will be discussing Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez.

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ISBN: 9780765357946
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Tor Books - February 3rd, 2009

This Book Could Be Your Life

Get ready for some rock and roll! Dig into the history of rock and roll, its stars and styles, exploring everything from punk to pop. Whether you’re a casual listener or a compulsive collector, Bosco and Stephana will satisfy your rock and roll obsession the third Sunday of every month at 5PM.

This month’s book is Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell by Dave Thompson.

Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell: The Dangerous Glitter of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed Cover Image
ISBN: 9780879309855
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Backbeat Books - October 1st, 2009

Inspired Reads Book Club (formerly the Do-Gooder Book Club)

A new take on BookPeople's Do-Gooder Book Club, Inspired Reads will explore books about good doing, good ideas, and good people. These will be non-fiction books about people and ideas that inspire us to make the world a more whole and healthy place. Authors discussed include Wendell Berry, Michael Pollan, Jonathan Safran Foer, and many more. Join us the third Sunday of every month at 11AM to get inspired.

This month’s book is This Voice in my Heart by Gilbert Tuhabonye.

This Voice in My Heart: A Runner's Memoir of Genocide, Faith, and Forgiveness Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060817534
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amistad - May 22nd, 2007

Stranger Than Fiction Book Club

Reading fiction to escape reality is a great way to unwind, but exploring reality can sometimes be even more rewarding. These books aren’t about fictional characters or locales. They don’t happen in a far away land or make believe place. They are stories of our world, of our journeys, of reality and our perception of it. We’ll be reading books that range from botany to black holes and, trust me, it’s stranger than fiction. This month’s book is Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks.

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ISBN: 9781400033539
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - September 23rd, 2008

AAIM Book Club

The Austin Area Interreligious Ministries book club meets the second Monday of every month at 7PM on BookPeople's third floor. This month they are discussing The Jain Path by Aidan Rankin. Members of any and every faith are welcome to attend.

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ISBN: 9781905047215
Availability: It's complicated, and may be unavailable. Place an order and we will contact you with the expected arrival date.
Published: John Hunt Publishing - October 10th, 2006

Voyage Out Book Club

Literature can teach us about places. The Voyage Out Book Club wants to explore those places through in-depth readings and discussions of books born from similar locales. Join Brian C. and Daniel the last Sunday of every month at 5PM as we use some wonderful books to travel the world. The current region is New York, and this month we are reading Rabbit, Run by John Updike.

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ISBN: 9780449911655
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 27th, 1996

New & Noteworthy Book Club

Perhaps more aptly named the "sometimes new/always noteworthy" book club, here is a place to discover recent gems and to revisit old favorites. Spanning fiction and fact, from Chabon to Cheever; this is the book club for those looking to delve deeper. Come join Paul and Kester the last Sunday of every month at 7PM. This month's book is Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann.

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ISBN: 9780812973990
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 30th, 2009

Hard Word Book Club

Tough stories with hard hombres and dangerous dames, where survival trumps virtue, no matter what side of the law you are on; this is what you’ll find in the Hard Word Book Club. Scott and Nolan will guide you through the Texas plains of 1880, neon streets of fifties L.A., to the back alley’s of present day Galway, with writers like Kelton, Hammett and Lehane. Meeting the last Wednesday of every month at 7PM, this month’s book is Devil’s Garden by Ace Atkins. Ace will be calling in to talk to the book club, so don’t miss it!

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ISBN: 9780425232668
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 30th, 2010

7% Solution Book Club

From the dark and foggy alleyways of 19th Century London to the austere modern high-rises of Tokyo, from proper Scottish tearooms to dank Egyptian pharaohs' tombs, criminals ply their vile trade. Come join Sharee and Tommy the first Monday of every month at 7PM as they explore the worlds of fiction's greatest mysteries where famous detectives pit their wits against literature's most dastardly villains. But you must hurry - the game is already afoot. This month's title is With No One as Witness by Elizabeth George.

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ISBN: 9780060545604
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Harper - March 15th, 2005