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 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, April 11, 4:00 p.m.

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel Dennett

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking offers 77 of Dennett s most successful "imagination-extenders and focus-holders" meant to guide you through some of life s most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, mind, and free will. With patience and wit, Dennett deftly deploys his thinking tools to gain traction on these thorny issues while offering readers insight into how and why each tool was built.

      
    Saturday, May 9, 4:00 p.m.

How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens by Benedict Carey

In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today—and how we can apply it to our own lives.

“This book is a revelation. I feel as if I’ve owned a brain for fifty-four years and only now discovered the operating manual.”—Mary Roach, bestselling author of Stiff and Gulp

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

A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind-What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves by Robert A. Burton, M.D.

 

Despite 2500 years of contemplation by the world’s greatest minds and the more recent phenomenal advances in basic neuroscience, neither neuroscientists nor philosophers have a decent understanding of what the mind is or how it works.

A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind is a critical, startling, and expansive journey into the mysteries of the brain and what makes us human. 

 


 

 

Friday Night Book Club

 

      
    Friday, April 3, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

A Jane Austen Education  by William Deresiewicz

 

This intelligent, lively look at the beloved author's novels and what they offered in life lessons to one graduate student will resonate with all Austen fans - and others as well. Like many of us, Deresiewicz, an Austen scholar, found deep lessons on life, love, friendship, and marriage in the pages and parlors of dear Jane's books. 

      
    Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

The Wolf and the Watchman by Scott Johnson

 

Growing up, Scott C. Johnson always suspected that his father was different. Only as a teenager did he discover the truth: his father was a spy, one of the CIA s most trusted officers. At first the secret was thrilling. But over time Scott began to have doubts. How could a man so rigorously trained to deceive and manipulate simply turn off those skills at home? His father had been living a double life for so long that his lies were hard to separate from the truth. 

 

      

 


Daytime Fiction - & More - Book Club

    Sunday, April 26, 2:00 p.m.

The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

 

Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born.

      

 


 

Fiction Book Club

 

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

Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih

 

"Season of Migration to the North is an engaging and complicated novel, by turns combative and wistful, about two men who leave Sudan to study in England and afterward belong in neither place." --Maude Newton, NPR.com

     
   Monday, May 18, 7:00 p.m.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

 

This delirious 1925 Jazz Age classic introduced readers to Lorelei Lee, the small-town girl from Little Rock, who has become one of the most timeless characters in American fiction. Outrageous and charming, this not-so-dumb blonde has been portrayed on stage and screen by Carol Channing and Marilyn Monroe and has become the archetype of the footloose, good-hearted gold digger (not that she sees herself that way).

 

 


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

        Monday, April 6, 7:00 p.m. 

La luz dificil by Tomas Gonzalez

 

Jacobo has decided to die. A traffic accident has left him paralyzed and in unbearable pain. David, his father, faces the toughest test of all: bear witness to his son's process. As Jacobo travels to a place in the United States where his death is possible, David is back in New York holding on to a last shred of hope: will his son change his mind at the last minute. Almost twenty years later, his sight worn out, his spirit watchful, David reconstructs his life in New York.

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

El país de la canela by William Ospina

 

“Fue en las terrazas saqueadas del Cuzco donde Gonzalo Pizarro oyó por primera vez hablar del País de la Canela. Él tenía como todos la esperanza de que hubiera canela en el Nuevo Mundo, y cuando pudo dio a probar a los indígenas bebidas con canela, para ver si la reconocían.

Sé que los indígenas no pudieron haberle descrito todo con exactitud, porque las dificultades de comunicación eran muchas, pero Pizarro adivinó las arboledas rojas de árboles leñosos y perfumados, un país entero con toda la canela del mundo, la comarca más rica que alguien pudiera imaginar”.