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, July 9, 4:00 p.m.

What Philosophy Can Do by Gary Gutting

  

A leading American philosopher brings the tools of his trade to contentious contemporary debates.

  • How can we have meaningful debates with political opponents?
  • How can we distinguish reliable science from over-hyped media reports?
  • How can we talk sensibly about God?

In What Philosophy Can Do, Gary Gutting takes a philosopher’s scalpel to modern life’s biggest questions and the most powerful forces in our society―politics, science, religion, education, and capitalism―to show how we can improve our discussions of contentious contemporary issues.

           
        Saturday, August 13, 4:00 p.m.

Climbing Mount Improbable by Richard Dawkins

  

The metaphor of Mount Improbable represents the combination of perfection and improbability that is epitomized in the seemingly "designed" complexity of living things. Dawkins skillfully guides the reader on a breathtaking journey through the mountain's passes and up its many peaks to demonstrate that following the improbable path to perfection takes time.

           
        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.

 


 

Friday Night Book Club

           
        Friday, July 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code by Margalit Fox

 

The Riddle of the Labyrinth is the true story of the quest to solve one of the most mesmerizing linguistic riddles in history and of the three brilliant, obsessed, and ultimately doomed investigators whose combined work would eventually crack the code.

   


Daytime Fiction - & More - Book Club

           
        Sunday, June 26, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

 

Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France.

           

 


 

Fiction Book Club     

         
      Monday, June 20, 7:00 p.m.

There but for the by Ali Smith

 

When a dinner-party guest named Miles locks himself in an upstairs room and refuses to come out, he sets off a media frenzy. He also sets in motion a mesmerizing puzzle of a novel, one that harnesses acrobatic verbal playfulness to a truly affecting story.

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

March by Geraldine Brooks

 

From Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March. Brooks follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs.

         
      Monday, August 15, 7:00 p.m.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

 

"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY"THE WASHINGTON POST"

"Rachel Joyce's beguiling debut is a modest-seeming story of ordinary English lives that enthralls and moves you as it unfolds." People (four stars)


   

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

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

Herejes by Leonardo Padura

 

The S.S. Saint Louis spent several days anchored at Havana in 1939 while waiting for the Cuban authorities to allow 900 Jewish refugees from Germany into their country. Confident that a painting by Rembrandt that had belonged to their family since the 17th century — and which they had smuggled into the ship — would convince the Cubans to let them in, little Daniel Kaminsky and his uncle waited at the dock for their relatives to land. However their plan failed and the ship returned to Germany, taking away with her any chance of encounter. In 2007, with the crying of the painting in London, Daniel’s son, Elías, travels from the US to Havana in order to find out what happened to this artwork and to his family. Detective Mario Conde is the only one who can help him.

         
        Monday, August 8 AND September 26, 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

        Monday, July 11, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Wildwood by Colin Meloy

 

In Wildwood, Prue and her friend Curtis uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness.

           
        Monday, August tbd, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Penelope Crumb: Never Forgets by Shawn Stout

 

This time out, the preoccupation with Penelope’s large nose—a big deal in Penelope Crumb (2012)—gives way to the preoccupation with the possible loss of her best friend, who is becoming annoyingly attached to another fourth-grade girl. With Penelope’s dad “Graveyard Dead,” as she puts it, another loss would be difficult to bear. Trying to figure out how to honor people and to fix the best-friend situation, Penelope takes action, not always wisely but always divertingly.