Towne Book Center Book Club
Also known as “THE” Book Club, and “The Original” Book Club, the TBC Book Club has been meeting since our Trappe days, starting over 16 years ago! Former staff member Pam and her side kick, long time staff member Mary, run the original book club and longtime customers refer to the book club as “Mary’s Book Club.” They read a variety of fiction and nonfiction books across many genres, and most of their selections have been New York Times and Indie Bestsellers. The members of the book club all submit books to be voted on by the group as a whole to determine reading selections and the group averages 20 people per meeting. The TBC Book Club also frequently hosts the authors of some of their selections.
TBC Book Club meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7pm.
Upcoming Meetings and Selections
Wednesday, December 2, 2020: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Wednesday, January 6, 2021: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
Wednesday, February 3, 2021: Haben by Haben Girma
Wednesday, March 3, 2021: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
November 2020: 50 Children by Steven Pressman
October 2020: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
September 2020: Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
August 2020: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
July 2020: Radium Girls by Kate Moore
June 2020: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
May 2020: Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
April 2020: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
March 2020: The Overstory by Richard Powers
February 2020: The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
January 2020: The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu
December 2019: My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award, Gilead is the long-hoped-for second novel by Marilynne Robinson, one of our finest writers--a hymn of praise and lamentation to the God-haunted existence that Reverend Ames loves passionately, and from which he will soon part.
"This autobiography by a millennial Helen Keller teems with grace and grit." -- O, The Oprah Magazine"A profoundly important memoir." -- The Times$17.99ISBN: 9780062684738Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper Perennial - October 15th, 2019
A New York Times Bestseller
Named one of the Best Books of the Year (2018) by NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek$18.00ISBN: 9780812979329Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 8th, 2014
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE$16.99ISBN: 9780062237484Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper Perennial - May 5th, 2015
Two Ordinary Americans.
Fifty Innocent Lives.
One Unforgettable Journey.
In early 1939, few Americans were thinking about the darkening storm clouds over Europe. Nor did they have much sympathy for the growing number of Jewish families who were increasingly threatened and brutalized by Adolf Hitler's policies in Germany and Austria.$17.00ISBN: 9780143121169Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - June 26th, 2012
From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, a “sharply stylish” (Boston Globe) book about a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society—now with over one million readers worldwide$16.95ISBN: 9780525434030Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Anchor - January 28th, 2020
An Instant NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A LOS ANGELES TIMES, BOSTON GLOBE, WALL STREET JOURNAL, and NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER
Named A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by *Elle * Vanity Fair * Wired * Real Simple * Kirkus Reviews * BookPage *$16.99ISBN: 9780060736262Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - November 6th, 2018
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick
A special 75th anniversary edition of the beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the twentieth century.$17.99ISBN: 9781492650959Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Sourcebooks - March 6th, 2018
A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts Bestseller$18.00ISBN: 9780399588198Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: One World - February 12th, 2019
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed$17.00ISBN: 9781250118325Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Picador - April 4th, 2017
Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city’s Guild of St. Luke.$17.00ISBN: 9780425284704Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ballantine Books - May 21st, 2019
THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT—Over two million copies sold! A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller
Look for Lisa Wingate’s powerful new historical novel, The Book of Lost Friends, available now!$18.95ISBN: 9780393356687Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction
Winner of the William Dean Howells Medal
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Over One Year on the New York Times Bestseller List
A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of t$14.99ISBN: 9780062467256Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 20th, 2016
Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect book for her readers. But can she write her own happy-ever-after?$17.00ISBN: 9780735217737Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019
NAMED A TOP 10 BOOK OF 2018 BY NPR and THE WASHINGTON POST
WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE IN CURRENT INTEREST
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE NONFICTION AWARD$18.00ISBN: 9781501145254Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster - August 7th, 2018
The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—“a comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one of our generation's most influential voices in both law and public opinion” (Harper’s Bazaar).
My Own Words “showcases Ruth Ginsburg