Book Clubs


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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

Shakespeare Group Reads Titus Andronicus

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.

March 17, 11:00am - Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus (Folger Shakespeare Library) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780671722920
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 1st, 2005

Shakespeare Group Reads Loves Labours Lost

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. 


February 17 - Loves Labours Lost

Loves Labours Lost Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781979395236
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - November 1st, 2017

Open Fiction Group Reads Wide Sargasso Sea

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. 

February 25th, 6:00pm - Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea Cover Image
By Jean Rhys, Edwidge Danticat (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393352566
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 25th, 2016

Crime Club Reads Hidden Depths

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.

Hidden Depths: A Vera Stanhope Mystery Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250135179
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Minotaur Books - January 23rd, 2018

Crime Club Reads Stone Cold Dead

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.

Stone Cold Dead: An Ellie Stone Mystery (Ellie Stone Mysteries #3) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781633880481
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seventh Street Books - May 12th, 2015

Open Fiction Group Reads Jane Eyre

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. 

January 28 : Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
$9.00
ISBN: 9780307455192
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 7th, 2009

Active Citizens Group Reads Nomadland

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 4pm.

February 24 - Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century By Jessica Bruder

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393356311
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 4th, 2018

Active Citizens Group Reads Age of Anger

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 4pm.

January 27 - Age of Anger: A History of the Present By Pankaj Mishra

Age of Anger: A History of the Present Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250159304
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - March 6th, 2018

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