Bookmarks Book Club

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Bookmarks Book Club meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm to discuss fiction and non-fiction. Books sometimes include authors who will be attending or have attended Bookmarks' events. Meetings take place at Bookmarks Bookstore on 634 West Fourth Street #110 in downtown Winston-Salem. Please know that meetings are always subject to change! Make sure you are on the email list -- SIGN UP HERE. 

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Upcoming Selections:

  • January 9, 2023: The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
  • February 6, 2023: Jazz by Toni Morrison
  • March 6, 2023: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • April 3, 2023: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  • May 1, 2023: When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill
  • June 5, 2023: Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas
  • July 10, 2023: Remarkably Bright Creatures Shelby Van Pelt
  • August 7, 2023: The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova
  • September 11, 2023: How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water by Angie Cruz
  • October 2, 2023: Joan is Okay by Weike Wang
  • November 6, 2023: Olga Dies Dreaming by Xóchitl González
  • December 4, 2023: Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng AND BOOK SWAP!


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The Violin Conspiracy: A Novel (Good Morning America Book Club) By Brendan Slocumb Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593315422
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - December 6th, 2022

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! • Ray McMillian is a Black classical musician on the rise—undeterred by the pressure and prejudice of the classical music worldwhen a shocking theft sends him on a desperate quest to recover his great-great-grandfather’s heirloom violin on the eve of the most prestigious musical competition in the world.

Jazz (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400076215
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner, a passionate, profound story of love and obsession that brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of Black urban life. With a foreword by the author.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage Contemporaries) By Mark Haddon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400032716
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2004

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.

“Disorienting and reorienting the reader to devastating effect.... Suspenseful and harrowing.” —The New York Times Book Review

Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385547345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GMA BOOK CLUB PICK Meet Elizabeth Zott: “a gifted research chemist, absurdly self-assured and immune to social convention” (The Washington Post) in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show. STREAM ON APPLE TV+

When Women Were Dragons: A Novel By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593466575
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - May 16th, 2023

A GOODREADS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • A fiery feminist fantasy tale set in 1950s America where thousands of women have spontaneously transformed into dragons, exploding notions of a woman’s place in the world and expanding minds about accepting others for who they really are.

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen By Jose Antonio Vargas Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062851345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dey Street Books - September 3rd, 2019


“This riveting, courageous memoir ought to be mandatory reading for every American.”  Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow

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Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Read with Jenna Pick By Shelby Van Pelt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063204164
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order
Published: Ecco - July 30th, 2024

A New York Times Bestseller!

A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

Remarkably Bright Creatures [is] an ultimately feel-good but deceptively sensitive debut. . . . Memorable and tender.” — Washington Post 

The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina: A Novel By Zoraida Córdova Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982102555
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - July 5th, 2022


Perfect for fans of Alice Hoffman, Isabel Allende, and Sarah Addison Allen, a family searches for the truth hidden in their past in this “expertly woven tale of family power, threaded with as much mystery as magic” (V.E. Schwab, #1 New York Times bestselling author).

The Montoyas are used to a life without explanations.

How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water: A Novel By Angie Cruz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250208453
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Flatiron Books - September 13th, 2022


From GMA BOOK CLUB PICK and WOMEN'S PRIZE FINALIST Angie Cruz, author of Dominicana, an electrifying new novel about a woman who has lost everything but the chance to finally tell her story

Joan Is Okay: A Novel By Weike Wang Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525563952
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 7th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A witty, moving, piercingly insightful new novel about a marvelously complicated woman who can’t be anyone but herself, from the award-winning author of Chemistry

Olga Dies Dreaming: A Novel By Xochitl Gonzalez Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250786180
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - February 7th, 2023


A blazing talent debuts with the tale of a status-driven wedding planner grappling with her social ambitions, absent mother, and Puerto Rican roots—all in the wake of Hurricane Maria

Our Missing Hearts: Reese's Book Club (A Novel) By Celeste Ng Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593492543
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Penguin Press - October 4th, 2022

An instant New York Times bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2022 • Named a Best Book of 2022 by People, TIME Magazine, The Washington Post, USA Today, NPR, Los Angeles Times, and Oprah Daily, and more A Reese's Book Club Pick New York Times Paperback Row Selection