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, 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.

           
        Saturday, April 9, 4:00 p.m.

The Science of Interstellar by Kip Thorne

  
Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie's jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science.

 


 

Friday Night Book Club

           
        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, February 21, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

 

One of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary literature ("Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"), Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind.

           

 


 

Fiction Book Club     

         
      Monday, Monday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.

Wanting by Richard Flanagan

 

From one of the most inventive and important international literary voices comes this powerful and moving tale of colonialism, ambition, and the lusts and longings that mark humanity's nature. it links two icons of Western civilization through a legendarily disastrous arctic exploration, and one of the most infamous episodes in human history: the colonization of Tasmania.

         
      Monday, Monday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.

Moon Tiger: Modern Adventures Along China's Ancient Silk Road by Penelope Lively

 

Winner of the Man Booker Prize The elderly Claudia Hampton, a best-selling author of popular history; lies alone in a London hospital bed. Memories of her life still glow in her fading consciousness, but she imagines writing a history of the world. Instead, Moon Tiger is her own history, the life of a strong, independent woman, with its often contentious relations with family and friends.

         
      Monday, Monday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

 

A. J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.

         

     

 


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

         
        Monday, February 22, 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.

         
        Monday, March 7, 7:00 p.m. 

Ese príncipe que fui by Jordi Soler

 

Este año, el escritor mexicano Jordi Soler publicó Ese príncipe que fui, su nueva novela que narra la historia de Federico de Grau, el último de los descendientes del Emperador Moctezuma, que en la década de los sesenta formó parte de la realeza española gracias a su linaje azteca.

 


MG Lunchbreak Book Club

        Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

 

Riordan is back and this time his hero is taking on the Norse Gods! Magnus goes from homeless teen to being taken to Valhalla by a valkyrie that happens to be the daughter of Loki. Classic Riordan. Great read. --Pamela (Staff Pick)