NC Humanities Book Club

NC Humanities Book Club is a public book club.

To join the discussion and get more information go to https://nchumanities.org/program/north-carolina-reads/

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:

 

  • February 22 : Carolina Built by Kianna Alexander
  • March 27Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town by Art Chansky
  • April Money Rock: A Family's Story of Cocaine, Race and Ambition in the New South by Pam Kelley
  • May 23Under a Gilded Moon by Joy Jordan Lake
  • June 27 Step It Up and Go by David Menconi
Carolina Built: A Novel By Kianna Alexander Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982163693
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery Books - September 6th, 2022

This “exuberant celebration of Black women’s joy as well as their achievements” (Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author) novelizes the life of real estate magnate Josephine N. Leary in a previously untold story of passion, perseverance, and building a legacy after emancipation in North Carolina.

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Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town By Art Chansky Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781469645490
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of North Carolina Press - August 1st, 2018

Among many legendary episodes from the life and career of men's basketball coach Dean Smith, few loom as large as his recruitment of Charlie Scott, the first African American scholarship athlete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Money Rock: A Family's Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South By Pam Kelley Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781620973271
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 7-10 days
Published: New Press - September 25th, 2018

"An ambitious look at the cost of urban gentrification."
--Atlanta-Journal Constitution

"Kelley could have written a fine book about Charlotte's drug trade in the '80s and '90s, filled with shoot-outs and flashy jewelry. What she accomplishes with Money Rock, however, is far more laudable."
--Charlotte Magazine


Under a Gilded Moon By Joy Jordan-Lake Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781542090032
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 7-10 days
Published: Lake Union Publishing - December 1st, 2020

"Crawdads meets the Crawleys...Threaded through with a meticulously researched, well-crafted mystery, this is historical fiction at its best." --Fiona Davis, nationally bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue


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Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk By David Menconi Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781469676784
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order
Published: University of North Carolina Press - March 1st, 2023

This book is a love letter to the artists, scenes, and sounds defining North Carolina's extraordinary contributions to American popular music. David Menconi spent three decades immersed in the state's music, where traditions run deep but the energy expands in countless directions.