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, May 10, 4:00 p.m.

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Charles Wheelan 

For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. 



Friday Night Book Club

      
    Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel


At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised.

Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis.

      
    Friday, June 6, 7:30 p.m.

Exuberance: The Passion for Life by Kay Redfield Jamison


Kay Redfield Jamison examines one of life's most exalted states: exuberance. This “abounding, ebullient, effervescent emotion” manifests itself everywhere from child’s play to scientific breakthrough and is crucially important to learning, risk-taking, social cohesiveness, and survival itself.

The book explores whether exuberance can be inherited, parses its neurochemical grammar, and documents the methods people have used to stimulate it.



Daytime Fiction - & More - Book Club

      
    Sunday, April 27, 2:00 p.m.

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd


Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own.



Fiction Book Club

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

Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye

From Marie NDiaye, the first black woman to win the Prix Goncourt, a harrowing and beautiful novel of the travails of West African immigrants in France.

     
   Monday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.

The Long Valley by John Steinbeck

First published in 1938, this volume of stories collected with the encouragement of his longtime editor Pascal Covici serves as a wonderful introduction to the work of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck. Set in the beautiful Salinas Valley of California, where simple people farm the land and struggle to find a place for themselves in the world.

     
   Monday, June 16, 7:00 p.m.

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

This intense novel follows Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, as he contends with a past he never thought much about--until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance: one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony thought he left this all behind as he built a life for himself, and his career has provided him with a secure retirement and an amicable relationship with his ex-wife and daughter, who now has a family of her own. But when he is presented with a mysterious legacy, he is forced to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world.

      



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

      
   Monday, May 5, 7:00 PM    

Niebla by Miguel de Unamuno 

Miguel de Unamuno nos legó en "Niebla" un monumento de la novela filosófica y una obra maestra de ficción experimental moderna.

Prescindiendo de las convenciones de la acción, tiempo y lugar, y el análisis del carácter, "Niebla" procede enteramente de la fuerza del diálogo que revela la lucha de lo que Unamuno llamó sus "agonistas". Éstos incluyen a Augusto Pérez, el hijo mimado de una madre recién fallecida, la engañosa y maquinadora Eugenia, a quien Augusto obsesivamente idealiza, y Orfeo, el perro de Augusto.