July Book Club Discussions


We're pretty sure we've melted a little. Thank god for ice-cold drinks and AIR-CONDITIONED bookstores, amirite??



Book of the Month: In The Distance by Hernan Diaz


6:30pm - “As Diaz, who delights in playful language, lists, and stream-of-consciousness prose, reconstructs [Hawk’s] adventures, he evokes the multicultural nature of westward expansion, in which immigrants did the bulk of the hard labor and suffered the gravest dangers...an ambitious and thoroughly realized work of revisionist historical fiction.” —Kirkus

Sci-fi/Fantasy: American Hippo by Sarah Gailey

TL;DR: In an alternate America, hippos rule. 

7:00pm - But actually: This book collects two novellas that follow a sly and swashbuckling (can I still use that if it's not pirates?) crew of hippo-wranglers & riders in a fast-paced and sly heist-scapade. Complete with domesticated hippos you kind of want to meet, and ferals that you really, really, really don't want to ever meet. Hilarious and original and a darn-good adventure.


Feminist: Nevada by Imogen Binnie


7:30pm - Nevada is the darkly comedic story of Maria Griffiths, a young trans woman living in New York City and trying to stay true to her punk values while working retail. When she finds out her girlfriend has lied to her, the world she thought she'd carefully built for herself begins to unravel, and Maria sets out on a journey that will most certainly change her forever.



Event date: 

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
In the Distance Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566894883
Availability: Not in Stock... Available to ship in 3-5 days

Published: Coffee House Press - October 10th, 2017

American Hippo: River of Teeth, Taste of Marrow, and New Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250176431
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Published: Tor.com - May 22nd, 2018

Nevada Cover Image
ISBN: 9780983242239
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Topside Press - March 7th, 2013