book clubs

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore

Founded in 1989, The Poisoned Pen Bookstore is an independent bookstore specializing in crime fiction. The store frequently hosts book signings and book clubs, as well as an annual mystery conference. Hours are Monday through Friday 10 AM to 7 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM, and Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM.

Bent River Books & Music

Founded in 2010, Bent River Books & Music is an independent bookstore located in the historic Verde Valley of Arizona between Sedona and Jerome. While it offers a variety of both fiction and nonfiction, it also offers books on Arizona history, Southwestern Native American culture, anthropology, and earth-friendly living. Bent River hosts its own book club and also features creative writing workshops and readings by local authors. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM.

Page and Palette

Established in 1968, Page and Palette is a third-generation family-owned bookstore offering new and used books in all genres. The bookstore also features a café, Latte Da, which sells coffee, tea, ice cream, and pastries. In addition to hosting its own book club, Page and Palette supports local reading groups, offering gathering space as well as a 15 percent discount for book club reads. Discounts are also available for books required by local schools. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM, and Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM with extended café hours.

Goodbye to Algonquin's Oak Room, E. B. White Answers the ASPCA, and More

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Evan Smith Rakoff
2.3.12

Melville House wonders when publishers will speak out about Amazon; New York City's Algonquin Hotel announced that when it reopens this spring after a renovation, the famed Oak Room will be gone; E. B. White answers a charge levied by the ASPCA; and more

New Book Club Gets a Jump on Critics

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Kevin Canfield
8.3.10

The Rumpus Book Club, launched in May by Stephen Elliott, offers a compelling twist on the traditional model of online book clubs. Members pay for two things: advance copies of new books, which they’ll receive a month before the official publication date, and access to the people who’ve written them.

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Oprah Picks Short Story Collection by Uwem Akpan

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Adrian Versteegh
9.22.09
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For the first time, the world’s most influential reader has given her blessing to a short story collection. Oprah Winfrey—whose imprimatur virtually guarantees best-seller status—announced last Friday that the sixty-third selection for her eponymous book club is the debut Say You’re One of Them (Little, Brown, 2008) by Nigerian author and Jesuit priest Uwem Akpan.

LibraryThing Revamps Under Amazon Pressure

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Adrian Versteegh
9.18.09

Online book club LibraryThing announced yesterday that it will revamp its site to comply with new requirements from Amazon. The retailer, which supplies LibraryThing and countless other affiliates with valuable book data, has begun insisting that its partners’ primary pages link solely to Amazon.

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