Bookstore Book Club
What's better than reading new books and talking about them with new friends? We're not sure so we'll just stick with what we know. Join us for one of our three Bookstore Book Clubs. Each month we'll choose a new book, venturing into new genres and authors, and come together to discuss our reads. This is a come-and-go group meaning you don't have to commit to joining us every month to be able to participate. Read the books you'd like, join us for bookish conversation and snacks, and have a great time making new book friends.
General Reads - Final Fridays
Just like the name suggests, this is a general interest Book Club and we meet on the final Friday of the month (unless otherwise noted).
Friday, April 26, 2019, 6-7(ish)pm - Tin Man by Sarah Winman
Friday, May 24, 2019, 6-7(ish)pm - Her Keepers by Laura McCaskill (LOCAL AUTHOR!)
Previous Book Club Selections
August 2018 - The Bookseller, by Cynthia Swanson
September/October 2018 - if the creek don't rise, by Leah Weiss
November 2018 - Spoonbenders, by Daryl Gregory (He sent us amazing autographed nameplates for our books!)
December 2018 - My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyin Braithwaite (The publisher sent us super cool book-themed magnet sheets!)
January 2019 - Dear Martin, by Nic Stone
February 2019 - Love & Ruin by Paula McLain
March 2019 - Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Social Justice Themed Book Club
This group meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month from 3-4(ish)pm. Selected books will have a social justice theme and the ultimate vision is that we won't stop at simply reading books and discussing them, but when opportunity presents itself, we will be moved and committed to action for social justice in our community.
May 4, 2019, 3-4(ish)pm - The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
Previous Book Club Selections
April 2019 - All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely
Well Read Black Girl Book Club (WRBGBC)
The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Glory Edim, creator of Well-Read Black Girl, to launch WRBG Book Clubs at Independent Bookstores across the country. We're thrilled to launch a WRBG Book Club in Morganton and are currently seeking a volunteer leader for the group. If you consider yourself to fit the description of female reader-of-color who has a passion for books and discussion as well as an interest for building community, please contact store owner, Angela. In exchange for your time in serving as Book Club and discussion leader, we will provide you with a free copy of each month's book selection. There is not currently a date or time for WRBG Book Club meetings but we look forward to collaborating with a volunteer to identify the best time and day for the group to meet as well as to identify readers and attendees.
May 2019, The Bold World by Jodie Patterson
Previous WRBG Book Club Selections
March 2019 - THICK by Treesie McMillan Cottom
April 2019 - American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
Are you looking for a space for your Book Club to meet?
We are happy to welcome your next Book Club gathering! There are several options to choose from based on your needs.
Book Clubs that would like to reserve the main seating area during regular hours will need to speak with the Bookstore Owner to request the space and inquire about its availability. There is no cost for during-hour reservations of space.
Book Clubs that would like to reserve a meeting space after hours should inquire to check availability and make your reservation. The cost is $25 per hour. Groups may request permission to bring refreshments with them.
If your Book Club orders five or more of its current monthly book selection from us prior to the meeting date, we will waive the after-hours reservation fee for up to two hours of time. Please be sure to check to make sure your requested meeting date is reserved and on the calendar.
BOOK CLUB ORDERS AND DISCOUNTS
If your Book Club already has a special location where it prefers to meet, we'd still like the chance to support your reading endeavors and develop a relationship with the members of your Book Club! If a representative from your Book Club provides us a list of books it will be reading in the coming year, we can aim to stock several copies each month and in exchange for your members' support of their local Independent Bookstore for their Book Club purchases, we'll offer a 15% discount. Ask your Bookseller for more details.