Meets at 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month.  This book club has been going strong for 40+ years and loves to see new faces! Find out what the next book is below. 
Books are available in print, and when possible as an e-book and a digital audiobook. 
Make it a night out and dine at one of Montrose Shopping Parks favorite restaurants

Adult Book Club

Adult Book Group: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith - Meeting via Zoom

Join our discussion of Smith's I Capture the Castle

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Whether you loved it, hated it, or haven't finished it, we want to see you at our Adult Book Club that has been going strong for 40+ years at America's Oldest Children's Bookstore!

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 7:30pm
I Capture the Castle Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312201654
Availability: Available to Order from Our Warehouse
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 15th, 1999

I Capture the Castle Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781466842120
Availability: Available Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - March 31st, 2003

Adult Book Group: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett - Meeting via Zoom

Join our discussion of Patchett's The Dutch House

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Whether you loved it, hated it, or haven't finished it, we want to see you at our Adult Book Club that has been going strong for 40+ years at America's Oldest Children's Bookstore!

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 7:30pm
The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062963680
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Harper Perennial - January 5th, 2021

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780062963697
Availability: Available Now
Published: Harper - September 23rd, 2019

Adult Book Group: Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior - Meeting via Zoom

Join our discussion of Prior's Ellie and the Harpmaker

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Whether you loved it, hated it, or haven't finished it, we want to see you at our Adult Book Club that has been going strong for 40+ years at America's Oldest Children's Bookstore!

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 7:30pm
Ellie and the Harpmaker Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984803801
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Berkley - September 8th, 2020

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$10.99
ISBN: 9781984803795
Availability: Available Now
Published: Berkley - August 5th, 2019

Adult Book Group: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman - Meeting via Zoom

Join our discussion of Backmans's My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

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Whether you loved it, hated it, or haven't finished it, we want to see you at our Adult Book Club that has been going strong for 40+ years at America's Oldest Children's Bookstore!

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 7:30pm
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781501115080
Availability: Available Now
Published: Atria Books - June 15th, 2015

Adult Book Group: Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy - Meeting via Zoom

Join our discussion of McConaghy's Migrations

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Whether you loved it, hated it, or haven't finished it, we want to see you at our Adult Book Club that has been going strong for 40+ years at America's Oldest Children's Bookstore!

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 7:30pm
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Migrations: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250204035
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Flatiron Books - July 6th, 2021

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$13.99
ISBN: 9781250204011
Availability: Available Now
Published: Flatiron Books - August 3rd, 2020

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Staff Picks

I enjoyed the book although it's not one I would have selected on my own.  Especially for a debut novel I thought it was well done and engaging. I can't attest to the historical accuracy of the book's premise (yes, I know it's historical fiction). Over-all I would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy, entertaining read for beachside (when beaches reopen) or for a weekend of relaxation even if it's in your own backyard. There were moments where I thought the perspectives of the protagonist - Anita (The Woman in Red) - stemmed from our 21st century experiences as opposed to how the setting might have been perceived in the time period of the book, but this wasn't so distracting that it ruined the novel. On an entirely positive note, I would say that one place where most novels fail for me is the ending - too many novels are either entirely predictable or feel rushed and hurried as if trying to tie up all the loose ends. I was not expecting the outcome at the end of The Woman in Red

Overall I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars . It was a respectable first novel from Diana Giovinazzo, with an engaging story line that was enjoyably uncomplicated yet intriguing, a likeable protagonist, and a surprise ending.

- reviewed by Diane, customer