Being in a book group is a surprisingly satisfying endeavor for people of all ages and backgrounds. As New York Times writer James Atlas observed earlier this year, "book groups are about community... We
spend our days at airports or commuting to work; our children come and
go; our friends climb up and down the social ladder; we change jobs and
move house. No one knows their neighbor. But a lot of us are reading The Goldfinch."
Whether it's the hefty new Donna Tartt novel (The Goldfinch), a thin volume of surreal and haunting prose by Neil Gaiman (The Ocean at the End of the Lane), a fresh take on a heavily trodden nonfiction theme (The Girls of Atomic City), or an old classic recently resurfaced into the public eye (Stoner), books give a group of people something to gossip about, something to learn from, and something to share.
From "Happiness Is..." by Lisa Swerling
Here at The Bookloft we've been hosting book groups for well over a decade, and we're about to start a new group. Come join us on Wednesday, October 15th at 5:45 pm for the first meeting of the new group! RSVP by calling, emailing, or telling us when you next stop in. Didn't RSVP? No problem, come anyway!
Book groups meet once a month on a regular day (say, every third Wednesday of each month) to discuss a book usually chosen democratically. It's up to the members of each book group to decide on how they want to choose each month's book, but we are happy to help you with great book club recommendations- and a 10% discount to all who choose to buy the book with us!
See you soon!