Towne Book Center Book Club
Towne Book Center (TBC) 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, August 5, 2020: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Wednesday, September 2, 2020: Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
Wednesday, October 7, 2020: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
November 4, 2020: 50 Children by Steven Pressman
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
November 2019: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
October 2019: Josephine Baker's Last Dance by Sherry Jones
September 2019: The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell
August 2019: A Family of Strangers by Emilie Richards
July 2019: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
June 2019: Book of Ages by Jill Lepore
May 2019: Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly
April 2019: The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
March 2019: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
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.
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
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 *
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.
A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts Bestseller
#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
Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city’s Guild of St. Luke.
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!
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
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?
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
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
From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility, a novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel—a beautifully transporting novel.
The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a major television series
From the author of The Jewel of Medina, a moving and insightful novel based on the life of legendary performer and activist Josephine Baker, perfect for fans of The Paris Wife and Hidden Figures.
Discover the fascinating and singular life story of Josephine Baker—actress, singer, dancer, Civil Rights activist, member of the French Resistance during WWII, an
The #1 Indie Next Pick and instant, long-running New York Times bestseller from Ian Caldwell, coauthor of the international sensation The Rule of Four: The Fifth Gospel is a masterful intellectual thriller that “will change the way you look at organized religion, humanity, and perhaps yourself” (David Baldacci).
Acclaimed by critics as a “smart, suspen
Could a lifetime of memories...be a lifetime of lies?All her life Ryan Gracey watched her perfect older sister from afar. Knowing she could never top Wendy's achievements, she didn't even try. Instead Ryan forged her own path while her family barely seemed to notice.