Great American Reads with BookPeople!

PBS's series Great American Reads is getting underway in September, where they'll announce results from your voting, talk with celebrities about books, and more. The shows are Tuesday evenings starting September 11th, and each Sunday afternoon that follows, we'll be talking about the shows here in the store. You can join us for conversations about the books in the show, what your own favorite books are, and what makes something a Great American Read. Come to one, come to all, whatever you prefer! 

More information on each meeting with details to come: 

Sunday, September 16th at 1pm to discuss the fall kickoff

Sunday, September 23rd at 1pm to discuss the theme of "Who Am I?"

Sunday, September 30th at 1pm to discuss the theme of "Heroes"

Sunday, October 7th at 1pm to discuss the theme of "Villains and Monsters"

Sunday, October 14th at 1pm to discuss the theme of "What We Do for Love"

Sunday, October 21st at 1pm to discuss the theme of "Other Worlds"

Sunday, October 28th at 1pm to discuss the grand finale show

Or, if you'd rather focus on just a few of the books that made PBS's list of top 100 books, join our Required Reading Revisited book club for their summer and fall meetings to talk about the books in the show! 

Sunday, August 12th at 4pm discussing Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Sunday, September 9th at 4pm discussing The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerland

Sunday, October 14th at 4pm discussing Another Country by James Baldwin

Sunday, November 11th at 4pm discussing Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin