Bedtime Book Club

Bedtime Book Club is a public book club.

Curious Conversation for Imperfect Parents: Reading and discussing parenting advice, parenting memoir, and adjacent fiction books. Interested in joining contact Keri Smith Gaylord at

Book club members, make sure to mention your book club when checking out in-store at Bookmarks to save 20% off your book club purchases.  

Upcoming Selections:

  • May 16 : Good Inside by Dr. Becky Kennedy
  • June 21: Waiting For Birdy by Catherine Newman 
  • July 11: Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson
  • August 15And Yet by Kate Baer
  • September 19 evening and September 22 morning: The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi
  • October 17: Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder
  • November 14: There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather by Linda Åkeson McGurk
  • December 12How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes by Melinda Wenner Moyer
Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be By Dr. Becky Kennedy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063159488
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Published: Harper Wave - September 13th, 2022


An Instant Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Indie Bestseller

Waiting for Birdy: A Year of Frantic Tedium, Improbable Grace, and the Wild Magic of Growing a Family By Catherine Newman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143034773
Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2005

To fifty thousand readers, Catherine Newman is the beloved author of “Bringing Up Ben & Birdy,” a weekly column on Now in the delightfully candid, outlandishly funny Waiting for Birdy, Newman charts the year she anticipated the birth of her second child while also coping with the realities of raising a toddler.

Perfect Little World: A Novel By Kevin Wilson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062450340
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Published: Ecco - October 24th, 2017

Wilson’s ambition alone is exciting. . . . [His] writing has a Houdini-like perfection, wherein no matter how grim the variables, each lovely sentence manages to escape with all its parts intact.” —Boston Globe

And Yet: Poems By Kate Baer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063115552
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 8th, 2022

The second full length poetry collection from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Kind of Woman.

Kate Baer shot into the literary stratosphere with the publication of her debut poetry collection, What Kind of Woman, which became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller.

The Lazy Genius Way: Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn't, and Get Stuff Done By Kendra Adachi, Emily P. Freeman (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Kendra Adachi, Emily P. Freeman (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780525653936
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Published: WaterBrook - August 17th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Being a Lazy Genius isn't about doing more or doing less. It’s about doing what matters to you.
“I could not be more excited about this book.”—Jenna Fischer, actor and cohost of the Office Ladies podcast

Nightbitch: A Novel By Rachel Yoder Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593312148
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Published: Anchor - July 5th, 2022

In this blazingly smart and voracious debut novel, an artist turned stay-at-home mom becomes convinced she's turning into a dog. • "A must-read for anyone who can’t get enough of the ever-blurring line between the psychological and supernatural that Yellowjackets exemplifies." —Vulture

There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom's Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge) By Linda Åkeson McGurk Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501143632
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Touchstone - October 2nd, 2018

Bringing Up Bébé meets Last Child in the Woods in this “fascinating exploration of the importance of the outdoors to childhood development” (Kirkus Reviews) from a Swedish-American mother who sets out to discover if the nature-centric parenting philosophy of her native Scandinavia holds the key to healthier, happier lives for her American childr

How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes: Science-Based Strategies for Better Parenting--from Tots to Teens By Melinda Wenner Moyer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593086957
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 21st, 2022

How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes is a clear, actionable, sometimes humorous (but always science-based) guide for parents on how to shape their kids into honest, kind, generous, confident, independent, and resilient people...who just might save the world one day.