Book Club Corner

 

We have a lovely space for you to meet with your book club. Contact the store to see what time slots are available. We do not charge a fee but obviously would love it if you bought your book from us!

    

Tell us what you’ll be reading next and we’ll make sure we have copies stacked on our book club tables.  We offer a 10% discount to all book clubs that register with us and are always available to offer help choosing your next great read.

Fancy a cuppa?  There’s tea, coffee, hot chocolate and apple cider available to purchase for just $2 and you are welcome to bring your own refreshments. If you need more seating, simply unhook a chair from the wall!

Looking for a Book Club to join?  See below for details. They meet at the store every month (or in the case of the World Affairs Book Club every two months)

  • THE SECOND WEDNESDAY BOOK GROUP -- Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 3pm. Phone Paula Goren 925-254-3937
  • MARIA'S BOOK CLUB -- phone the store 925-254-7606. New members are welcome. Just call to let us know you're coming.
    • Thursday, March 28 @ 11AM -- Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti
  • THE POETRY CIRCLE -- Meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 10:30am to 12pm and welcome new members. Contact Jan Askin:  jan.askin@gmail.com
    • Monday, April 8 @ 10:30am -- Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry by Dean Rader
    • Monday, May 13 @ 10:30am -- When I Go:  Selected French Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke translated by Susanne Petermann
    • Monday, June 10 @ 10:30am -- Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Gluck
  • RANDOM READERS -- Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 2pm and welcome new members. Contact Rebecca LaVallee:  rebalyn49@sbcglobal.net
    • Wednesday, March 27 @ 2pm -- The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee and David John
    • Wednesday, April 24 @ 2pm -- The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  • SIRS BOOK CLUB -- phone Richard Black - 925-283-8376
  • THE WORLD AFFAIRS BOOK GROUP -- Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 3pm. Phone Kate Pope 510-524-0342
    • Tuesday, March 19 @ 3pm -- Blood and Silk:  Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia by Michael Vatikiotis
    • Tuesday, May 21 @ 3pm --  The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by by Daniel Ellsberg
Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781474602037
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Weidenfeld & Nicolson - September 4th, 2018

The Girl with Seven Names Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780007554850
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Collins - May 19th, 2016

The Good Earth Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743272933
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Washington Square Press - September 15th, 2004

The Eight Mountains: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501169892
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Washington Square Press - February 19th, 2019

Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595080
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Copper Canyon Press - February 21st, 2017

When I Go Cover Image
By Rainer Maria Rilke, Susanne Petermann (Translator), David H. Rosen (Foreword by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781532603327
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cascade Books - August 29th, 2017

Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374535773
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 2015

The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781608196739
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 4th, 2018