Book Clubs

Active Citizens Group

The Active Citizens Book Group! Join us to discuss current affairs in the US and around the world. Future topics will include the environment, racism, economic and gender inequality, and workers' rights. This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month, at 4 p.m.

Sunday, September 29: Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzl

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781541644984
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - March 5th, 2019

Open Fiction Group

The Open Fiction Book Group reads one paperback novel a month and its discussions are led by local author Chrysler Szarlan. The group typically meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Since the store will officially close at 6:00, please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your books. 

Monday, September 23: The Overstory by Richard Powers

The Overstory Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

Crime Club

We meet at the Odyssey on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.. Note: Even though the store is closed, we will still meet at 7:00 p.m.. However, you must use the upstairs (College Street) entrance, as the ground floor entrance (parking lot) will be locked. In addition, if you wish to buy the book for the subsequent month (at the regular club discount), please bring a check. It's the only kind of payment that can be accepted during off-hours at the store.

Overkill (Sam Shephard #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781912374274
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orenda Books - May 2019

Active Citizens Group

The Active Citizens Book Group! Join us to discuss current affairs in the US and around the world. Future topics will include the environment, racism, economic and gender inequality, and workers' rights. This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month, at 4 p.m.

Sunday, August 25: The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America by Timothy Snyder

The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525574477
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tim Duggan Books - April 9th, 2019

Open Fiction

**This month's book club meeting has been cancelled. The Open Fiction Group will discuss The Overstory by Richard Powers on Monday, September 23. Please call the store with any questions: 413-534-7307**

The Open Fiction Book Group reads one paperback novel a month and its discussions are led by local author Chrysler Szarlan. The group typically meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Since the store will officially close at 6:00, please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your books. 

The Overstory Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

Crime Club

We meet at the Odyssey on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.. Note: Even though the store is closed, we will still meet at 7:00 p.m.. However, you must use the upstairs (College Street) entrance, as the ground floor entrance (parking lot) will be locked. In addition, if you wish to buy the book for the subsequent month (at the regular club discount), please bring a check. It's the only kind of payment that can be accepted during off-hours at the store.

Darktown: A Novel (The Darktown Series #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501133879
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 37 Ink - June 6th, 2017

Active Citizens Group

The Active Citizens Book Group! Join us to discuss current affairs in the US and around the world. Future topics will include the environment, racism, economic and gender inequality, and workers' rights. This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month, at 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 28: Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America By James Fallows, Deborah Fallows

Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525432449
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 5th, 2019

Shakespeare Group

The Shakespeare Club reads one play each month and its discussions are led by UMass Professor Arthur Kinney. The group typically meets the third Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. The Group will meet at Arthur's house until further notice. Please contact the store for details. 

 

August 18, 11:00am - Othello

Othello (The Pelican Shakespeare) Cover Image
By William Shakespeare, Russ Mcdonald (Editor), Russ Mcdonald (Introduction by), Stephen Orgel (Series edited by), A. R. Braunmuller (Series edited by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780143128618
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - October 4th, 2016

Open Fiction

The Open Fiction Book Group reads one paperback novel a month and its discussions are led by local author Chrysler Szarlan. The group typically meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Since the store will officially close at 6:00, please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your books. 


Monday, July 22: The Maze at Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith

 

The Maze at Windermere: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735221932
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - January 22nd, 2019

Crime Club

We meet at the Odyssey on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.. Note: Even though the store is closed, we will still meet at 7:00 p.m.. However, you must use the upstairs (College Street) entrance, as the ground floor entrance (parking lot) will be locked. In addition, if you wish to buy the book for the subsequent month (at the regular club discount), please bring a check. It's the only kind of payment that can be accepted during off-hours at the store.

Slow Horses (Slough House #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781616954161
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Crime - March 11th, 2014

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