Our State Book Club

Our State Book Club is a public book club.

Our State is happy to announce the launch of the Our State Book Club with Wiley Cash! Each month, New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash will handpick contemporary books by fellow North Carolinian authors and those writing books set in the state, encouraging readers to join in the fun. 

Wiley will review each book in both the print and digital versions of the magazine and will also produce two podcast episodes that highlight the selected book and author.

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 2024 Selections:

  • April The Trackers by Charles Frazier
  • May Guests on Earth by Lee Smith
  • June Old Crimes & Other Stories by Jill McCorkle
  • July A Happier Life by Kristy Woodson Harvey
The Trackers: A Novel By Charles Frazier Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062948090
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - March 26th, 2024

From the New York Times bestselling author of Cold Mountain and Varina, a stunning new novel that paints a vivid portrait of life in the Great Depression


Guests on Earth: A Novel By Lee Smith Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616203801
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Algonquin Books - May 13th, 2014

“Reading Lee Smith ranks among the great pleasures of American fiction . . .


Old Crimes: and Other Stories By Jill McCorkle Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781616209735
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - January 9th, 2024

Beloved author Jill McCorkle delivers a collection of masterful stories that are as complex as novels—deeply perceptive, funny, and tragic in equal measure—about crimes large and small.

McCorkle, author of the New York Times bestselling Life After Life and the widely acclaimed Hieroglyphics (“One of our wryest, warmes


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A Happier Life By Kristy Woodson Harvey Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668012192
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order
Published: Gallery Books - June 25th, 2024

With “her signature warmth and Southern charm” (E!