Monthly Archives: August 2016

Hot Book: The Underground Railroad

You may have heard that Oprah Winfrey has selected The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead as her latest book club pick. Even before Oprah put this book on her list, there was a lot of attention starting to build around this book. The New York … Continue reading

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TSTL-Free Romance Reads

Some smart reads for romance fans: See what we have by these authors in the catalog: Alisha Rai Roni Loren Emily Foster (Nagoski) Delphine Dryden Thanks, Book Riot!

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Staff Pick: The Last Divine Office

This week’s Staff Pick comes from Dennis, who wrote about the book The Last Divine Office: Henry VIII and the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Geoffrey Moorhouse: The Last Divine Office is a portrait of the English Reformation as viewed from the … Continue reading

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Bonk at The Crack Fox

Happy hour from 4-8? Yes, please! Central Book Club Too will meet over cocktails at The Crack Fox Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 p.m., for our discussion of Mary Roach’s Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. Place a hold here, or pick … Continue reading

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A Black Lives Matter Reading List See what we might have in the catalog.

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Two Writers Walk Out of a Coffee Shop

…and get kicked off a public school’s bench. Rebecca Schiff of The Bed Moved (which we have on-shelf) interviews Chilean author Alejandro Zambra for Electric Lit: Zambra had thrown out the first fifty pages of a more traditional novel he was trying … Continue reading

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Are you up to Strand snuff?

Check your literary trivia chops with their quiz (the likes of which have been used for hiring Strand booksellers since the ’70s!):

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