Book Club

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 Bad Juju by Jonathan Woods. Jonathan Woods will be here in person to talk about his book, so don’t miss it!

DUE TO THE SARAH SILVERMAN EVENT, THIS WEEK'S HARD WORD BOOK CLUB WILL BE HELD AT OPAL DIVINE'S BAR (700 W. 6TH STREET). 

 

Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem     Cover Image
$18.75
ISBN: 9780981557977
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Published: New Pulp Press - April 20th, 2010

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 A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick.

A Reliable Wife Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781565129771
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - January 5th, 2010

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 Japan, and this month we are reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780679775430
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - September 1st, 1998

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 Spook by Mary Roach.
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393329124
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 17th, 2006

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 Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
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The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780756404741
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DAW - April 1st, 2008

This Book Club 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 the second half of In Heaven Everything is Fine by Josh Frank.
In Heaven Everything Is Fine: The Unsolved Life of Peter Ivers and the Lost History of New Wave Theatre Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593762704
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Published: Soft Skull Press - December 1st, 2009

Do-Gooder Book Club

Ever find yourself wanting to "do good", but feeling overwhelmed by the concept? The Do-Gooder Book Club tries to tackle the subject of "do-gooding" as something any one of us can do and every one of us should. We choose non-fiction selections on subjects as varied as education,environmentalism, poverty and slavery with the hope of answering the question; "How can we improve ourselves and our world?" Come join Kester and Thomas every 3rd Sunday at 11AM for a frank and friendly discussion about how to do good in the world. This month’s book is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.
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ISBN: 9780060852566
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Harper Perennial - April 29th, 2008

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