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Winnetka IL 60093

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The Book Stall's Book Club

The Book Stall's book club is gearing up for a busy season. We've put together a stellar line-up of books and leaders, and encourage you to join us for one, or more, or all of our 2014 book discussions. Please note that these discussion groups are open to everyone.


We meet on Wednesdays from 9:30-11am at The Book Stall. There is a $5 charge to participate, in exchange for a coupon fully redeemable on purchases in the store.


 Spring 2014 Book Groups*



Wednesday, April 16 at 9:30 am, Suzanne Hales leads a discussion on The Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. "Affecting and harrowing... A decade of war in Chechnya informs this heartfelt debut, filled with broken families, lost limbs and valiant efforts to find scraps of hope and dignity." – Kirkus



Wednesday, April 23 at 9:30 am, Ellen Sandrock leads us in a discussion of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. “The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind… DonnaTartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction." -Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review



Wednesday, April 30 at 9:30 am, Shauna Porteus will lead a discussion of An Illusion of Separateness by Simon van Booy. “A spare, elliptical story of human connection, framed by the horror of World War II... The story snaps together beautifully. A brilliant if elusive novel that shows how a single act can echo through time." -Library Journal



Wednesday, May 7 at 9:30 am, Nancy Buehler will lead a discussion of Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler “Shotgun Lovesongs is about a hometown in Wisconsin and the close band of friends who will always feel its magnetic pull... Impressively original." - The New York Times



Wednesday, May 14 at 9:30 am, Julia Denne will lead a discussion of We by Yevgeny Zemyatin. “As the first major anti-utopian fantasy... We has its own peculiar wryness and grace, sharper than the pamphleteering of 1984 or the philosophical schema of Brave New World, its celebrated descendants". -  Kirkus  



Wednesday, May 21 at 9:30 am, Holly Marihugh will lead a discussion of Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Things. "Spellbinding... Hoffman's penchant for the magical is on full display in this world filled with rogues, strivers, corrupt politicians, Gilded Age riches and debilitating poverty. The chaos and grandeur of New York City at the time make it a character in its own right." - Andrea Walker - People



Wednesday, May 28 at 9:30 am, Elise Barack will lead a discussion of Americanah, “(a) rare thing in contemporary literary fiction: a lush, bighearted love story that also happens to be a piercingly funny social critique . . . Adichie writes with insight -Megan O'Grady - Vogue


*$5.00 gift card purchase required for these events.




Children's Book Club

Our Children's Book Club makes a great gift. Choose from sending monthly, bi-monthly, hardcover, or paperback editions. We'll find a plan that works for you! Our staff will pick a title appropriate for your child and send it on its way!

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Adult Book Club

Our Adult Book Club works very similarly to our children's book club; sign-up someone special to receive a book monthly, bi-monthly, hardcover or paperback, and our staff will pick out an appropriate book to send along. 

Contact (847) 446-8880.


The Book Stall at Chestnut Court

811 Elm Street Winnetka Illinois 60093
Phone: 847-446-8880 Email: Books@thebookstall.com