Book Club

New and 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 First Stop in the New World by David Lida.

First Stop in the New World: Mexico City, the Capital of the 21st Century Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594483783
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2009

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 The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster.

The New York Trilogy: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Paul Auster, Luc Sante (Introduction by), Art Spiegelman (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143039839
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - March 28th, 2006

Not Just Another Teen Book Club

Not Just Another Teen Book Club will be reading some of the books from the last few years that have kept us talking the most. We meet the 4th Saturday of every month at 2PM, and we welcome all readers aged 13-18! This month we’ll be reading The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart.

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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780786838196
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 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 True Grit by Charles Portis.

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By Charles Portis, Donna Tartt (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781585679386
Availability: Not available to order
Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 28th, 2007

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 Old, Weird America by Greil Marcus.

The Old, Weird America: The World of Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780312420437
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Picador - September 1st, 2001

Inspired Reads 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 Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof.

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307387097
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 1st, 2010

Mother Daughter Book Club – discussing A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

What better way to celebrate Mothers and Daughters than with a little intergenerational literary chitchat? We meet the 3rd Saturday of every month at 2PM, and the books are aimed at girls aged 9-13 and moms of all ages! This month’s book is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.

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$6.99
ISBN: 9780312367541
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - May 1st, 2007

Stranger Than Fiction Book Club – discussing Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof

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 Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof.


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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307387097
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 1st, 2010

Ludicrous Speed Book Club – discussing Hyperion by Dan Simmons

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. 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 Hyperion by Dan Simmons.

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Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553283686
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Spectra - February 1st, 1990

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.

The Jain Path: Ancient Wisdom for the West Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781905047215
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: John Hunt Publishing - October 10th, 2006

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