Washington Park Reads

Washington Park Reads is a private book club.

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:

  • September 15 at 3:30: War on Peace by Ronan Farrow
  • October 20 at 3:30: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
  • November 17 at 3:30: The Fabric of Civilization by Virginia Postrell
  • December (Date and time TBD): The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
  • January 19 at 3:30: The Cigar Factory by Michele Moore and Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon
  • February 16 at 3:30: Hamnet by Maggie Merrell
  • March (Date and time TBD): The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante
  • April 20 at 3:30: Cold Millions by Jess Walters 
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War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 22nd, 2021

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and IndieBound bestseller

Finalist for the Colby Award

A new, revised and updated edition of a modern classic of foreign policy, a harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership, by the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service.


A God in Ruins: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316176507
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - January 12th, 2016

This stunning companion to Kate Atkinson's #1 bestseller Life After Life, "one of the best novels I've read this century" (Gillian Flynn), follows Ursula's brother Teddy as he navigates an unknown future after a perilous war.


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The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541617629
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order
Published: Basic Books - December 7th, 2021

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)

The story of humanity is the story of textiles—as old as civilization itself.


The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780767919371
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - September 25th, 2007

From one of the world's most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body, a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950s.


The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston (Story River Books) Cover Image
By Michele Moore, Pat Conroy (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781611178401
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Published: University of South Carolina Press - September 23rd, 2016

Winner of the 2016 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction, Michele Moore's entrancing debut novel, harkens back to an era when the legendary fishermen of Charleston's Mosquito Fleet rowed miles offshore for their daily catch.


Code Name Hélène: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525565499
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - February 2nd, 2021

"This fully animated portrait of Nancy Wake . . . will fascinate readers of World War II history and thrill fans of fierce, brash, independent women, alike."
--LISA WINGATE, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours


Hamnet Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984898876
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 

“Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life ... here is a novel ... so gorgeously written that it transports you." —The Boston Globe


The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781609455910
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Published: Europa Editions - September 1st, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES & NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A BEST BOOK OF 2020


The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609457150
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - September 21st, 2021

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post - O, The Oprah Magazine - TIME Magazine - NPR - Financial Times - New York Post - Kirkus Reviews - Harper's Bazaar

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER


The Cold Millions: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062868084
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Published: Harper - October 27th, 2020

“One of the most captivating novels of the year.” – Washington Post 

NATIONAL BESTSELLER