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

Volumes bookclubs 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 Thursday of every month!

 

April 16th 

Book of the Month:  Who Killed My Father by Edouard Louis

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club: Ambiguity Machines by Vandana Singh

Feminist Book Club: We Are NEver Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

APRIL 11 - Trans & Gay Authors Book Club: Sissy by Jacob Tobia

 

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Past Book Club Selections:

2019

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

2018

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

2017

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)

2016

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

 

Who Killed My Father Cover Image
By Edouard Louis, Lorin Stein (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811228503
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - March 26th, 2019

Ambiguity Machines: And Other Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781618731432
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Small Beer Press - February 20th, 2018

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781101912195
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 30th, 2017

Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735218826
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 5th, 2019