Book Clubs

Register Your Book Club 

Bookmarks is happy to work with book clubs in our community! We encourage you to register your book club with Bookmarks to receive 20% off book club selections, free use of the Bookmarks Conference Room, and more! Click here to learn more about our Book Club program.
 

Community Book Clubs

Click on the name of a community book club below for more information about that book club and order books from their reading list:


Bookmarks' Book Club

Bookmarks also hosts a book club once a month in the Bookmarks Conference Room at 634 W. 4th St #110 in downtown Winston-Salem. The club meets the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm to discuss fiction and non-fiction. Books sometimes include authors who will be attending or have attended Bookmarks' events. Anyone is welcome to come, but please RSVP to Jamie@bookmarksnc.org. Due to increased interest in our book club, we will be having two meetings in August and September. Please see dates and information below and email Jamie for more information.

Upcoming Selections

August 29 - A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman (11:30am discussion at Coffee Park ARTS inside the Milton Rhodes Center (OPEN availability) / 6pm at Bookmarks (FULL with waiting list)

September 25 & 26 - Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett -- 26th discussion will feature author Charlie Lovett in conversation

October 30 - No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts -- NOTE the date change to Monday instead of the regular Tuesday meeting. We will meet at 11:30am & 6pm at Bookmarks

November 28 - The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

NO DECEMBER MEETING

January 30 - The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

February 27 - The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

March 27 - The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

April 24 - 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

May 29 - Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

June 26 - Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

July 31 - The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon


Scroll down to order your book club books from Bookmarks!

 

No One Is Coming to Save Us Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062472984
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Published: Ecco Press - April 4th, 2017

Bookmarks' Book Club - October

JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he's startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has.


The Cellist of Sarajevo Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594483653
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 31st, 2009

Bookmarks' Book Club - November

A spare and haunting, wise and beautiful novel about war and the endurance of the human spirit and the subtle ways individuals reclaim their humanity.
In a city under siege, four people whose lives have been upended are ultimately reminded of what it is to be human. From his window, a musician sees twenty-two of his friends and neighbors waiting in a breadline. Then, in a flash, they are killed by a mortar attack. In an act of defiance, the man picks up his cello and decides to play at the site of the shelling for twenty-two days, honoring their memory. Elsewhere, a young man leaves home to collect drinking water for his family and, in the face of danger, must weigh the value of generosity against selfish survivalism. A third man, older, sets off in search of bread and distraction and instead runs into a long-ago friend who reminds him of the city he thought he had lost, and the man he once was. As both men are drawn into the orbit of cello music, a fourth character--a young woman, a sniper--holds the fate of the cellist in her hands. As she protects him with her life, her own army prepares to challenge the kind of person she has become.
A novel of great intensity and power, and inspired by a true story, The Cellist of Sarajevo poignantly explores how war can change one's definition of humanity, the effect of music on our emotional endurance, and how a romance with the rituals of daily life can itself be a form of resistance.


The History of Love Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393328622
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2006

Bookmarks' Book Club - January

Inspired by her four grandparents (from four different countries), Krauss tells the story of a man who, 60 years ago in the Polish village where he was born, fell in love and wrote a book. And though he doesn't know it, that book survived, inspiring fabulous circumstances, even love.


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$15.99
ISBN: 9780007554850
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Published: William Collins - May 19th, 2016

Bookmarks' Book Club - February

An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships - and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.


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$16.00
ISBN: 9780143109761
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Published: Penguin Books - October 4th, 2016

Bookmarks' Book Club - March

Traces the arc of King David's journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.


84, Charing Cross Road Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780140143508
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Published: Penguin Books - October 1st, 1990

Bookmarks' Book Club - April

This charming classic love story, first published in 1970, brings together twenty years of correspondence between Helene Hanff, at the time, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the years, though never meeting and separated both geographically and culturally, they share a winsome, sentimental friendship based on their common love for books. Their relationship, captured so acutely in these letters, is one that has touched the hearts of thousands of readers around the world.

 


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$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634482
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 13th, 2016

Bookmarks' Book Club - May

Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years.

 

At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart.


Lincoln in the Bardo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812995343
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House - February 14th, 2017

Bookmarks' Book Club - June

From the seed of historical truth that is the death of President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son Willie, George Saunders spins a "story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm ... Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state--called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo--a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul.


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By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143034902
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Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

Bookmarks' Book Club - July

A boy named Daniel selects a novel from a library of rare books, enjoying it so much that he searches for the rest of the author's works, only to discover that someone is destroying every book the author has ever written.