Book Clubs

Kepler's invites you to register your Book Club with our store. As a registered Book Club you will receive these benefits:

  • 15% discount on orders of five or more books (same title)
  • Emails on Book Club picks, Book Club news and Recent Reviews
  • We can arrange Author call-ins for your Book Club
  • Your Book Club will be invited to our Seasonal Book Club Presentations, featuring local authors


To Register your book club click here.

If you ever have questions, email us at bookclub@keplers.com

To see our list of suggested Book Club Summer Reading, Click Here.

REMINDER: No book club meetings in December.

Click HERE to see what other books our local book clubs are reading! Sina Herkelrath, Book Club Coordinator

 


 

We have several wonderful in-store bookclubs. You are welcome to join us at any of the book club meetings listed below.

 

Big Ideas Reading Group

Focusing on Science, Philosophy, and Technology

           
        Saturday, September 12, 4:00 p.m.

Quantum Computing Since Democritus by Scott Aaronson

 

Takes students and researchers on a tour through some of the deepest ideas of maths, computer science and physics.

Scott Aaronson is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Considered one of the top quantum complexity theorists in the world, he is well known for both his research in quantum computing and computational complexity theory and for his widely read blog Shtetl-Optimized.

           
        Saturday, October 10, 4:00 p.m.

The Island of Knowledge-The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning by Marcelo Gleiser

 

To be human is to want to know, but what we are able to observe is only a tiny portion of what's "out there." In "The Island of Knowledge," physicist Marcelo Gleiser traces our search for answers to the most fundamental questions of existence. In so doing, he reaches a provocative conclusion: science, the main tool we use to find answers, is fundamentally limited.

 


 

Friday Night Book Club

           
        Friday, August 14, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses by Bruce Feiler

 

Its stories may be the best known in the world, but its locations have long been a mystery. Where did Noah's ark land? Where did Moses receive the Ten Commandments? Where are the lost cities of Sodom and Gomorrah? New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler offers an unprecedented heart-stirring adventure through the landscape of some of history's most storied events.

           
        Friday, September 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

California: A History by Kevin Starr

 

California has always been our Shangri-la -- the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State's premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California's history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially American and utterly unique.

           
           

   


Daytime Fiction - & More - Book Club

           
        Sunday, August 30, 2:00 p.m.

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee.

           
        Sunday, September 27, 2:00 p.m.

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir "Out of Africa."

 


 

Fiction Book Club     

         
      Monday, August 17, 7:00 p.m.

Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah

 

In A Long Way Gone, Beah wrote a moving memoir about the carnage in his native Sierra Leone. Now, his novel deals with what comes after the battles are over. How do people confront what they have endured and move on?

 

 

           
      Monday, September 14, 7:00 p.m.

The Lover by Marguerite Duras

 

Set in the prewar Indochina of Marguerite Duras's childhood, this is the haunting tale of a tumultuous affair between an adolescent French girl and her Chinese lover. Duras evokes life on the margins of Saigon in the waning days of France's colonial empire, and its representation in the passionate relationship between two unforgettable outcasts.

 
         
      Monday, October 5, 7:00 p.m.

Daughters of the North by Sarah Hall

 

In her stunning novel, Hall imagines a new dystopia set in the not-too-distant future. Daughters of the North poses questions about the lengths women will go to resist their oppressors, and under what circumstances might an ordinary person become a terrorist.

         

     

 


Spanish Book Club (The Spanish Book Club does not meet in June or December.)

         
        Monday, August 10, 7:00 p.m. 

Milena o el fémur más bello del mundo by Jorge Zepeda Patterson

 

La belleza de Milena tambien fue su perdicion. Convertida en esclava sexual desde la adolescencia, intenta huir cuando muere su protector, un magnate de la comunicacion que sufre un fallo cardiaco mientras hace el amor con ella. En su angustiosa fuga, se cruza con los Azules, un trio de justicieros formado por el periodista Tomas Arizmendi, la politica Amelia Navarro y el especialista en alta seguridad Jaime Lemus. Ellos desean liberarla, pero Milena guarda con recelo un espinoso misterio que atesora en su libreta negra y que supone su salvacion y, sobre todo, su venganza. Una vigorosa novela de accion y amor que denuncia los abusos de poder y la corrupcion, pero que sobre todo nos muestra el alma abierta de una mujer vejada, como tantas otras, en un mundo cada vez mas globalizado.

         
        Monday, September 14, 7:00 p.m. 

La catedral del mar by Ildefonso Falcones

 

In the tradition of Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth, here is a thrilling historical novel of friendship and revenge, plague and hope, love and war, set in the golden age of 14th-century Barcelona. Arnau Estanyol arrives in Barcelona and joins the powerful guild of stone-workers building the magnificent cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar, while his adoptive brother Joan studies to become a priest. As Arnau prospers, he secretly falls in love with a forbidden woman. When he is betrayed and hauled before the Inquisitor, he finds himself face-to-face with his own brother. Will he lose his life just as his beloved cathedral is finally completed, or will his brother spare him?

         
        Monday, October 5, 7:00 p.m. 

Réquiem por un campesino español by Ramón Sender

 

Requiem por un campesino espanol, a short, elegant and moving account of the tragic effects of the Spanish Civil War on a small Aragonese population, is often called Ramon J. Sender's greatest masterpiece. It was the author's own favorite book and -in his own words- of all his novels it is "the simplest, and the most universal." This characteristic of "universality" flows through all Sender's writings, while he manages to still be the most Spanish of the generation that began to write just before the onset of the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39. As a journalist who allied himself with the Republican side in the Spanish civil war, Sender (1901-82) was a privileged eyewitness to Spain's struggle, suffering and defeat, a situation he continued to write about after he left Spain in 1938.

         
        Monday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. 

Formas de volver a casa by Alejandro Zambra

 

Zambra takes us to Chile in the 1980s seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy, exploring the need for a literature of children. It speaks of the generation that learned to read and draw while their parents became the victims or accomplices of the dictatorship of Pinochet. It describes how their lives are affected by the disquieting presence of a strange woman.