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, November 12, 4:00 p.m.

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier

  

"Financial Times" Business Book of the Year Finalist. "Illuminating and very timely . . . a fascinating and sometimes alarming survey of big data's growing effect on just about everything: business, government, science and medicine, privacy, and even on the way we think. --New York Times

           

 

       

Saturday, December 10, 3:00 p.m. @ Le Boulanger, 20488 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die by Eric Siegel

 

Predictive Analytics unleashes the power of data. With this technologythe computer literally learns from data how to predict the future behavior of individuals. Perfect prediction is not possible, but putting odds on the future drives millions of decisions more effectively, determining whom to call, mail, investigate, incarcerate, set up on a date, or medicate.

For more information, please contact Chris Boyd, snoboyd@sbcglobal.net

           
       

Saturday, January 14, 3:00 p.m. @ Le Boulanger, 20488 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

 

Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.

For more information, please contact Chris Boyd, snoboyd@sbcglobal.net

           
        Saturday, February 11, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

Evolution of the Social Contract by Brian Skyrms

  

Skyrms uses evolutionary game theory to analyze the genesis of social contracts and investigates social phenomena including justice, communication, altruism, and bargaining.

 


 

NOTE: The Friday Night Book Club has a NEW name and will now meet on the second Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m.:

Kepler's Nonfiction Book Club

        Monday, November 14, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck

 

Simultaneously a majestic journey across the West, a significant work of history, and a moving personal saga, Buck's chronicle is a laugh-out-loud masterpiece (Willamette Week) that so ensnares the emotions it becomes a tear-jerker at its close (Star Tribune, Minneapolis) and will leave you daydreaming and hungry to see this land (The Boston Globe).

   


Daytime Fiction - & More - Book Club

           
        Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Plainsong by Kent Haruf

 

Kent Haruf reveals a whole community as he interweaves the stories of a pregnant high school girl, a lonely teacher, a pair of boys abandoned by their mother, and a couple of crusty bachelor farmers. "A moving look at our capacity for both pointless cruelty and simple decency, our ability to walk out of the wreckage of one family and build a stronger one where that one used to stand." --Jeff Giles, Newsweek

 


 

Fiction Book Club     

      Monday, November 21, 7:00 p.m.

Animal Farm by George Orwell

 

As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published.

         
      Monday, January 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

The Leopard by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa

 

Set in the 1860s, The Leopard tells the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution.


   

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

        Monday, November 28, 7:00 p.m. 

Relato de un Naufrago by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 

El 28 de febrero de 1955 el destructor Caldas, que viajaba de Estados Unidos a Colombia, sufrio un accidente. Con la finalidad de rescatar a los naufragos, las fuerzas norteamericanas del canal de Panama peinaron la zona cercana al siniestro. Despues de cuatro dias de busqueda no encontraron ningun sobreviviente y se desistio de la busqueda. Una semana mas tarde aparecio Luis Alejandro Velasco, quien despues de pasar en las aguas del Caribe diez dias a la deriva, logro llegar a tierra.

           

 


MG Lunchbreak Book Club

           
        November 17, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate

 

Kek comes from Africa where he lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived. Now she's missing, and Kek has been sent to a new home. As he waits for word of his mother's fate, Kek weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country.