Sunday, April 19, 2009

Book Group Love @ Aaron's Books

WE LOVE BOOK GROUPS! There we said it, we are book group groupies. We love it when friends, neighbors, and even strangers discuss books. Now we've got great news for all local book groups...
Aaron's Books is excited to announce that TWO nationally recognized (and book club beloved) authors will visit us this summer, specifically to talk to local book clubs.

Susan Gregg Gilmore will be at Aaron's Books on Monday June 29 at 6:30 pm. Her book Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen has been widely heralded as a great book club read accross the South nd was recently nominated by the Southern Independent Booksellers Association for best Fiction of 2009. To celebrate the paperback edition of the book, Susan is coming to Pennsylvania to meet with book clubs.

In August, Aaron's Books will be hosting Maryann McFadden. The author of The Richest Season and the forthcoming So Happy Together, Maryann will discuss her work, as well as her journey from self-publishing, to havong a book beloved by independent bookstores in New York and New Jersey, to now having two international-selling books, all in the course of two years!

All readers and book clubs are invited to join us for these two exciting evenings with these wonderful authors.

Aaron's Books will now be hosting THREE of our own Book Groups. These groups are open to the public, no need to "reserve" your spot, or even have read the books. After the first two meetings of each group, we'll ask those interested to help plan our reads for the rest of the year. We hope you'll join us!

Sunday Brunch & Books
11am-1pm one Sunday a month, focussing on new and "new to us" women authors. Great chance for working moms to spend some time with others moms and women readers! Potluck brunch will be served, as well as treats from Dosie Dough and Cafe Chocolate

May 17- Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
June 28- Finding Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gilmore (see above)
July 26- Still Alice by Lisa Genova
August 16- So Happy Together by Maryann McFadden (see above)

Crazy for Cozies
6:30 pm on Wednesdays, focussing on those mysteries with amateur sleuths, harking back to the days of Miss Marple. Each month we'll read and discuss the first book in a new or classic cozy series.
May 13- Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs
June 10- Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle
July 8- One Bad Apple by Shiela Connolly

Science Fiction/Fantasy Group
6:30 pm on Wednesdays, focusing on "new to us" authors and classic tales.
April 29 Shadowbridge by Gregory Frost
May 20 Dune by Frank Herbert
June 24 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (2009 Newbery Winner )

All these books are available at Aaron's Books at 15% off.

ALL book clubs are invited to let us know what they are reading, and we will offer those books for 15% off to their members!

1 comment:

  1. The Cozies group is in for a treat with Sheila Connolly's One Bad Apple. I really enjoyed that one! I wish I lived closer so I could participate.