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Need some new reads? We've got you covered.

Volumes book clubs are informal - just pick up the book and drop by for the discussion to chat with some friendly people about this month's selection.

No pressure - we're more dorky than intellectual. We just want to drink coffee (or beer, or wine) and hear what you thought!

Unless otherwise specified, book clubs meet the Second Tuesday of every month!


Book of the Month: The Divers' Game by Jesse Ball

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club: The Grip of It by Jac Jemc

Feminist Book Club: The Need by Helen Phillips



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Past Book Club Selections:


SeptemberBook Club Combo! - Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
June: BOTM - The Welsh Fasting Girl by Varley O'Connor; SFF - Exhalation by Ted Chiang; Feminist - The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker; Transgender Authors Book Club - What About the Rest of Your Life by sŭng

May: BOTM - The Emissary by Yoko Tawada; SFF - Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami; Feminist - The New Me by Halle Butler; Transgender Authors Book Club - Transgender History by Susan Stryker

April: BOTM - Who Killed My Father by Edouard Louis; SFF - Ambiguity Machines by Vandana Singh; Feminist -  We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby; Transgender Authors Book Club - Sissy by Jacob Tobia

March: BOTM - The Book of Delights by Ross Gay; SFF - Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff; Feminist -  Rag by Maryse Meijer; Transgender Authors Book Club - Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith

February: BOTM - McGlue by Ottessa Moshfegh; SFF - How Long 'Til Black Future Month by N. K. Jemison; Feminist -  Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys; Transgender Authors Book Club - You Only Live Twice by Chase Joynt and Mike Hoolboom

January: BOTM - Certain American States by Catherine Lacey; SFF - The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers; Feminist -  To Suppress Women's Writing by Joanna Russ; Transgender Authors Book Club - Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton


July: BOTM - Tin Man by Sarah Winman; SFF - The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal; Feminist -  Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde; NEW! Trans & Gay Authors Book Club - Gender Outlaws  by Kate Bornstein

June: BOTM - In the DIstance by Hernan Diaz; SFF - American Hippo by Sarah Gailey; Feminist -  Nevada by Imogen Binnie

May: BOTM - The Tyrant by Stephen Greenblatt ; SFF - The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang; Feminist -  Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

April: BOTM - The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin ; SFF - Space Opera by Catherynne M Valente; Feminist -  How We Get Free by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

March: BOTM - Geek Love by Katherine Dunn ; SFF - Binti Triology by Nnedi Okorafor; Feminist - The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

February: BOTM - The Crown Ain't Worth Much by Hanif Abdurraqib; SFF - Semiosis by Sue Burke; Feminist - Communion: The Female Search for Love by Bell Hooks 

JanuaryBook Club Trifecta! - Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado


December: See Above

November: The Secret Place by Tana French, Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay (Feminist), Autonomous by Annalee Newitz (Sci-fi)

October:Tell me How it Ends An Essay in 40  Questions By Valeria Luiselli ,The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (Feminist) Lovecraft Country By Matt Ruff  (,Sci-fi Book Club)

September: Found Audio N.J. Campbell , The Argonauts By Maggie Nelson (Feminist ), Too Like The Lightning by Ada Palmer (Sci-Fi)

August: Devil in a White CityAncillary Justice by Anne Leckie (Sci-Fi), Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit (Feminist)

May: A People's History of Chicago by Kevin Coval, Women Without Men by Shahrnush Parsipur (feminist), Binti by Nnendi Okoafor (Sci-fi)

April: The Lost City of Z by David Grann, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a GIrlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston, The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

March: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante, All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

February: Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash (Volumes), Women Race & Class by Angela Davis (Feminist), and Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (Sci-fi)

January: Whatever Happened to Interracial Love by Kathleen Collins (Volumes), Beloved by Toni Morrison (Feminist), and The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury (Sci-fi)


November: Gold Fame Citrus by  Claire Watkins, Trainwreck by Sady Doyle (Inaugural Feminist), The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin (Sci-fi)

October:  When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Sci-fi) 

September: The Vegetarian by Han Kang, Chicago: City on the Make by Nelson Algren, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein (Sci-fi)

August: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (Sci-fi)

July: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

June: Chicago by Brian Doyle

May: Neverhome by Laird Hunt

April: Bottomland by Michelle Hoover


The Divers' Game: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062676108
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Published: Ecco - September 10th, 2019

The Grip of It: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374536916
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Published: FSG Originals - August 1st, 2017

The Need Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982113162
Availability: On Our Shelves Now

Published: Simon & Schuster - July 9th, 2019