Book Clubs

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

Book club coordinators will order your books for your club and let you know when they have arrived in the store.



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 10, 4:00 p.m.

Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time--And What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of Everything by George Musser

  

What is space? It isn't a question that most of us normally ask. Space is the venue of physics; it's where things exist, where they move and take shape. Yet over the past few decades, physicists have discovered a phenomenon that operates outside the confines of space and time: nonlocality-the ability of two particles to act in harmony no matter how far apart they may be.

If space isn't what we thought it was, then what is it? In "Spooky Action at a Distance," George Musser sets out to answer that question, offering a provocative exploration of nonlocality and a celebration of the scientists who are trying to explain it.

           
        Saturday, October 8, 4:00 p.m.

Symmetry: A Journey Into the Patterns of Nature by Marcus Du Sautoy

  

Combining a rich historical narrative with his own personal journey as a mathematician, Marcus du Sautoy takes a unique look into the mathematical mind as he explores deep conjectures about symmetry and brings us face-to-face with the oddball mathematicians, both past and present, who have battled to understand symmetry's elusive qualities.

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

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier

  

"Financial Times" Business Book of the Year Finalist. "Illuminating and very timely . . . a fascinating and sometimes alarming survey of big data's growing effect on just about everything: business, government, science and medicine, privacy, and even on the way we think. --New York Times

           

       

The December and January meetings will take place offsite. For more information, please contact Chris Boyd, snoboyd@sbcglobal.net


Saturday, December 10, 4:00 p.m.
Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die by Eric Siegel

 


Saturday, January 14, 4:00 p.m.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

 


 

Friday Night Book Club

           
        Friday, September 2, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back by Janice P. Nimura

 

In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan. The relationships they formed reveal an intimate world of cross-cultural fascination and connection. Ten years later, they returned to Japan, a land grown foreign to them, determined to revolutionize women's education.

   


Daytime Fiction - & More - Book Club

           
        Sunday, August 28, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

 

In this gripping" New York Times" bestseller, Kathleen Grissom brings to life a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War, where a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate.

           

 


 

Fiction Book Club     

         
      Monday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

 

The narrator, a Vietnamese army captain, is a man of divided loyalties, a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist sleeper agent in America after the end of the Vietnam War. A powerful story of love and friendship, and a gripping espionage novel, The Sympathizer examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today.


   

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

         
        Monday, August 22 AND September 12, 7:00 p.m. 

Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel De Cervantes

 

Presents the classic Spanish tale of chivalry and abiding optimism, depicting the exploits of a knight who attempts to bring justice and truth to the world, accompanied by essays, notes, and a study of Cervantes's language.

 

 


MG Lunchbreak Book Club

           
        Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

 

This stunning debut novel about grief and wonder was an instant" New York Times" bestseller and captured widespread critical acclaim, including selection as a 2015 National Book Award finalist.

           
        October tbd, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

The Rat Prince by Bridget Hodder

 

Before Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters moved into Lancastyr Manor, she was known as the beautiful Lady Rose de Lancastyr. Then her stepmother forced her to become a kitchen maid and renamed her. At first the rats of the manor figure her for a lack-wit and take pity on her by bringing her food and a special family heirloom. But when Cinderella's stepmother finds a way to prevent her from attending the ball, the rats join forces to help her. The night of the ball is filled with magic and secrets - not least of all who Lady Rose will choose as her Prince Charming.