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

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, 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, November 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan


Review Quotes: "The bizarre and confounding illness that beset the 24-year-old "New York Post "reporter in early 2009 so ravaged her mentally and physically that she became unrecognizable to coworkers, family, friends, and--most devastatingly--herself... She dedicates this miracle of a book to 'those without a diagnosis'... [An] unforgettable memoir."

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

A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler by Jason Roberts


In an era when the blind were routinely warehoused in asylums, James Holman was studying medicine, fighting the slave trade in Africa, hunting rogue elephants, surviving a frozen captivity in Siberia, and circumnavigating the world alone in the 19th century.

This meeting will take place offsite. If you're interested in attending, please email Kathy:


Daytime Fiction - & More - Book Club

        Sunday, October 25, 2:00 p.m.

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own? Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.

        Sunday, November 22, 2:00 p.m.

Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry by Paul Goldberger

From Pulitzer Prize winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger: an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. This first full-fledged critical biography presents and evaluates the work of a man who has almost single-handedly transformed contemporary architecture in his innovative use of materials, design, and form, and who is among the very few architects in history to be both respected by critics as a creative, cutting-edge force and embraced by the general public as a popular figure.




Fiction Book Club     

      Monday, November 16, 7:00 p.m.

The Beauty of Ordinary Things by Harriet Scott Chessman


Back from a tour of duty in Vietnam, Benny Finn strives to find his bearings amid the everyday life of 1973 New England. At a Benedictine Abbey in rural New Hampshire, Sister Clare, a young novice, confronts the day-to-day realities of a cloistered existence. Linking the stories of Benny and Sister Clare is Isabel Howell, a college student soon to discover that she must chart the course of her own life in a way she could not have imagined.

      Monday, Monday, January 11, 7:00 p.m.

Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy


This story of a proud rural beauty and the three men who court her is the novel that first made Thomas Hardy famous. 
Despite the violent ends of several of its major characters, Far from the Madding Crowd is the sunniest and least brooding of Hardy's great novels. The strong-minded Bathsheba Everdene and the devoted shepherd, obsessed farmer, and dashing soldier who vie for her favor move through a beautifully realized late nineteenth-century agrarian landscape, still almost untouched by the industrial revolution and the encroachment of modern life.



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

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

El viejo, el asesino, yo y otros cuentos by Ena LucĂ­a Portela


El viejo, el asesino, yo y otros cuentos gathers nine stories and a testimonial essay by Ena Lucia Portela, who began to publish in the 1990's and has been recognized as one of the outstanding stars of recent Cuban fiction. Today's Cuba appears as a backdrop of the stories, but not in a crude or touristic way.

        Monday, February tbd, 2016, 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.