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

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, February 13, 4:00 p.m.

How Nature Works: The Science of Self-Organized Criticality by Per Bak

Self-organized criticality is a new way of viewing nature. The basic picture is one where nature is perpetually out of balance, but organized in a poised state-the critical state-where anything can happen within well-defined statistical laws. The aim of the science of self-organized criticality is to yield insight into the fundamental question of why nature is complex, not simple, as the laws of physics imply.
        Saturday, March 12, 4:00 p.m.

The Perfect Theory: : A Century of Geniuses and the Battle Over General Relativity by Pedro G. Ferreira


Physicist Pedro Ferreira's The Perfect Theory explains just how staggering an achievement general relativity was while bringing to life the infighting that it sparked in the field of physics over the past century.



Friday Night Book Club

        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:

        Friday, January 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King


Brunelleschi's Dome is the story of how a Renaissance genius bent men, materials, and the very forces of nature to build an architectural wonder we continue to marvel at today. Denounced at first as a madman, Brunelleschi was celebrated at the end as a genius.

        Friday, February 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey Into the Heart of Russia by David Greene


Midnight in Siberia chronicles David Greene's journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway, a 6,000-mile cross-country trip from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok. In quadruple-bunked cabins and stopover towns sprinkled across the country's snowy landscape, Greene speaks with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years.

        Friday, March 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denine Kiernan


The Girls of Atomic City is an incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb. "Kiernan has amassed a deep reservoir of intimate details of what life was like for women living in the secret city...Rosie, it turns out, did much more than drive rivets." --The Washington Post


Daytime Fiction - & More - Book Club

        Sunday, January 24, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf


Haruf writes of small town America with spare words, simple plots and small characters. Here are two elderly widowed neighbors who decide to spend their lonely nights together, and the backlash they get from their grown children as well as the townspeople.




Fiction Book Club     

      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, January 11, 7:00 p.m. 

Contigo en la distancia by Carla Guelfenbein


With You at a Distance tells the story of Emilia, a young French student of Chilean origin who arrives in Santiago to work on a thesis about the elusive and mysterious writer Vera Sigall. Following a brief encounter between the two, Vera suffers a suspicious accident and is left in a coma. The search for the truth about Vera's accident is the start of a police investigation that will eventually reveal the true identities and the lives of all of the characters, as well as the relationships that unite them.

        Monday, February 1, 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.