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Winnetka IL 60093

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811 Elm Street, Winnetka IL 60093 

Phone: 847-446-8880

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The Book Stall's Book Club

Wednesdays at the store  9:30 - 11 am


*Note Evening Discussion Groups at 6:30 pm

on  April 6th, April 27th, April 28th and May 11th.

Wednesday, March 9th at 9:30 AM, JULIA DENNE leads the discussion on THE DOUBLE BY DOSTOEVSKY. One of the finest of Dostoevsky’s shorter works first published in 1846 (his second published work), it is by far the most significant of his early stories.

Wednesday, March 16th at 9:30 AM, NANCY BUEHLER leads the discussion on THE MARE BY MARY GAITSKILL. One of Kirkus Reviews ‘21 Must Read Fall Books.’ An "Entertainment Weekly "pick for Blockbuster Novels of Fall 2015. "The Mare is a raw, beautiful story about love and mutual delusion, in which the fierce erotics of mother love and romantic love and even horse fever are swirled together,” Maureen Corrigan, NPR.

Wednesday, March 30th at 9:30 AM, ARLYN MILLER leads the discussion on IN OTHER WORDS BY JHUMPA LAHIRI. “In this slim, lyrical nonfiction debut…the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist chronicles her efforts to learn and write Italian. Lahiri, who wrote her text in Italian, presents an English translation (by Ann Goldstein) with Italian and English on facing pages.” Kirkus (starred review).

Wednesday, April 6th at 9:30 AM, ROBERTA RUBIN leads the discussion on DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY BY BILL CLEGG.  New York Times bestseller. Longlisted for the National Book Award and Man Booker Prize. "The force, range, and scope of Bill Clegg's ‘Did You Ever Have a Family’ will grab you with its opening lines, and won't let go until its final one.” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham.

Wednesday, April 6th at 6:30 PM, JON GRAND leads the discussion on DAYS OF RAGE BY BRYAN BURROUGH (with the author!). “Burrough, a longtime Vanity Fair correspondent, [has] … compile[d] what is surely the most comprehensive examination of 70s-era American terrorism. . . this book is as likely as a definitive history of Vietnam-era political violence as we are ever likely to get,” Boston Globe.

Wednesday, April 13th at 9:30 AM, JEANNIE MILES leads the discussion on MY SUNSHINE AWAY BY M.O. WALSH (author visits the store at 1pm on April 20th). Instant "New York Times" Bestseller. An "Entertainment Weekly" ‘Must List' Pick.’ “My Sunshine Away" unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons… But in the summer of 1989, when … a horrible crime [occurs] late one evening, it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia has a dark side, too.” 

Wednesday, April 20th at 9:30 AM,  ELISE BARACK leads the discussion on OUTLINE BY RACHEL CUSK. A Finalist for the Folio Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. One of "The New York Times” ‘Top Ten Books of the Year.’ “Outline "is a novel in ten conversations… [that] follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing over an oppressively hot summer in Athens."

Wednesday, April 27th at 6:30 PM, JON GRAND leads the discussion on DARK MONEY BY JANE MAYER. "Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why ... have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? An examination by Jane Mayer of finance and the American political system.”

Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 PM,    ALICE MOODY leads a discussion on JUST MERCY BY BRYAN STEVENSON. "Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn't commit.”

Wednesday, May 4th at 9:30 AM, HOLLY MARIHUGH leads a discussion on MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON BY ELIZABETH STROUT. “There is not a scintilla of sentimentality in this exquisite novel. Instead, in its careful words and vibrating silences, "My Name Is Lucy Barton" offers us a rare wealth of emotion, from darkest suffering to I was so happy. Oh, I was happy simple joy.” Claire Messud, "The New York Times Book Review"

Wednesday, May 11th at 6:30 PM, ROSE MCGOWAN leads a discussion on THE NIGHTINGALE BY KRISTIN HANNAH. "In this epic novel, set in France in World War II, two sisters who live in a small village find themselves estranged when they disagree about the imminent threat of occupation. Separated by principles and temperament, each must find her own way forward as she faces moral questions and life-or-death choices.”

Wednesday, May 18th at 9:30 AM, SUZANNE HALES leads a discussion on THE GREEN ROAD BY ANNE ENRIGHT. “From internationally acclaimed author Anne Enright comes a shattering novel set in a small town on Ireland's Atlantic coast. “The Green Road” is a tale of family and fracture, compassion and selfishness; it's a book about the gaps in the human heart and how we strive to fill them.”


There is a $5 charge to participate,

 fully redeemable for merchandise in the store.





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!

Click here for more information!

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