Book Clubs

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, May 27, 6:00pm - Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

Excellent Women Cover Image
By Barbara Pym, A. N. Wilson (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143104872
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - December 26th, 2006

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, May 26, 4:00pm - Falter by Bill McKibben 

Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out.

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Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250178268
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 16th, 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.

A Rising Man Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781681776705
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pegasus Books - April 10th, 2018

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.

April 28, 4:00pm - Nation of Nations

A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781476743868
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 25th, 2016

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. 

April 22, 6:00pm - Red Clocks

Five women. One question. What is a woman for?

Red Clocks: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316434782
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - October 2nd, 2018

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. Until further notice the book club meetings will be held at Professor Kinney's house. Please contact the store for more details.

April 21, 11:00am - The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale (The Pelican Shakespeare) Cover Image
By William Shakespeare, Frances E. Dolan (Editor), Frances E. Dolan (Introduction by), Stephen Orgel (Series edited by), A. R. Braunmuller (Series edited by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780143131748
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - July 11th, 2017

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.

The Ruin: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143133124
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - July 3rd, 2018

Active Citizens Book 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, March 31, 4:00pm - White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

 

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807047415
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

Crime Club Reads The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

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.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold: A George Smiley Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143124757
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - September 3rd, 2013

Open Fiction Group Reads The Snow Child

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. 

March 25, 6:00pm - The Snow Child

The Snow Child: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316175661
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - November 6th, 2012

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