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, 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.

           
        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.

 


 

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, July 31, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

 

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer's son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julian Carax. But when he sets out to find the author's other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written.

           

 


 

Fiction Book Club     

         
      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)

         
      Monday, September 26, 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 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, August 12, 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.

           
        September tbd, 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.