Book Clubs

Kepler's invites you to register your Book Club with our store. As a registered Book Club you will receive these benefits:

  • 15% discount on orders of five or more books (same title)
  • Emails on Book Club picks, Book Club news and Recent Reviews
  • We can arrange Author call-ins for your Book Club
  • Your Book Club will be invited to our Seasonal Book Club Presentations, featuring local authors


To Register your book club click here.

If you ever have questions, email us at bookclub@keplers.com

To see our list of suggested Book Club Summer Reading, Click Here.

Click HERE to see what other books our local book clubs are reading! Sina Herkelrath, Book Club Coordinator




We have several wonderful in-store bookclubs. You are welcome to join us at any of the book club meetings listed below.

Big Ideas Meeting Group

Focusing on Science, Philosophy, and Technology


    Saturday, July 12, 4:00 p.m.

Probably Approximately Correct: Nature's Algorithms for Learning and Prospering in a Complex World by Leslie Valiant

A computer scientist presents a theory of the theoryless. The key is "probably approximately correct" learning, Valiant's model of how effective behavior can be learned even in this complex world. Sure to revolutionize the way that the universe's greatest mysteries are examined.




Friday Night Book Club

 
    Saturday, August 2, 4:00 p.m.

The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese by Michael Paterniti

This meeting will take place in a private home. If you're interested in attending, please email sina.keplers@gmail.com.

While working in a deli owned by a larger-than-life foodie, a young Michael Paterniti encounters what was then considered the finest cheese in the world - Paramo de Guzman. Too poor at the time to buy a taste, Paterniti instead vows to one day meet this fascinating, magical cheese again. Years later, Paterniti, with family in tow, makes good on his vow by traveling to the rustic Spanish village where the cheese is produced.

     

Daytime Fiction - & More - Book Club

      
      
    Sunday, June 22, 2:00 p.m.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion--for each other and for their homeland.

      


Fiction Book Club

      
     
   Monday, July 21, 7:00 p.m.

The House Gun by Nadine Gordimer

A house gun, like a house cat: a fact of ordinary daily life. How else can you defend yourself against intruders and thieves in post-apartheid South Africa? Nadine Gordimer examines the effect of violence on the complicated web of love that holds together parents and children, friends and lovers.

     
   Monday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.

Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


On her twelfth birthday, Sierva Maria – the only child of a decaying noble family in an eighteenth-century South American seaport – is bitten by a rabid dog. Believed to be possessed, she is brought to a convent for observation. And into her cell stumbles Father Cayetano Delaura, who has already dreamed about a girl with hair trailing after her like a bridal train.

     
   Monday, September 15, 7:00 p.m.

Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald


On the Battersea Reach of the Thames, a mixed bag of eccentrics live in houseboats. Belonging to neither land nor sea, they belong to one another. There is Maurice, a homosexual prostitute; Richard, a buttoned-up ex-navy man; but most of all there's Nenna, the struggling mother of two wild little girls. How each of their lives complicates the others is the stuff of this perfect little novel.

      



Spanish Book Club (The Spanish Book Club does not meet in June or December.)

      
   Monday, August 4, 7:00 PM  

Conversación en la catedral by Mario Vargas Llosa 

Zavalita y el zambo Ambrosio conversan en La Catedral. Estamos en Peru, durante el ochenio dictatorial del general Manuel A. Odria. Unas cuantas cervezas y un rio de palabras en libertad para responder a la palabra amordazada por la dictadura.Los personajes, las historias que estos cuentan, los fragmentos que van encajando, conforman la descripcion minuciosa de un envilecimiento colectivo, el repaso de todos los caminos que hacen desembocar a un pueblo entero en la frustracion. 

 
      
   

NOTE NEW DATE: 

Monday, September 15, 7:00 PM    

Los detectives salvajes by Roberto Bolaño 

Arturo Belano y Ulises Lima, dos quijotes modernos, salen tras las huellas de Cesárea Tinajero, la misteriosa escritora desaparecida en México en los años posteriores a la revolución. Esa búsqueda —el viaje y sus consecuencias— se prolonga durante veinte años, bifurcándose a través de numerosos personajes y continentes.