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 runs the original 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, July 7, 2021: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Wednesday, August 4, 2021: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Wednesday, September 1, 2021: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
June 2021: Bossypants by Tina Fey
May 2021: West with GIraffes by Lynda Rutledge
April 2021: The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nora Jacobs
March 2021: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
February 2021: Haben by Haben Girma
January 2021: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
December 2020: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
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
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"If you’re one of the few who haven’t experienced the genius of Agatha Christie, this novel is a stellar starting point." — DAVID BALDACCI, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
An exclusive authorized edition of the most famous and beloved stories from the Queen of Mystery.
A “searching and emotionally intimate memoir” (The New York Times) told with a candor never before undertaken by a sitting Justice. This “powerful defense of empathy” (The Washington Post) is destined to become a classic of self-invention and self-discovery.
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Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that sh
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"Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes..."
*Wall Street Journal’s “Mysteries: Best of 2018”
*Book of the Month Club Selection
*Edgar Award Nominee: Best First Novel by an American Author
A “hugely entertaining” (Wall Street Journal) mystery starring “a Royal Tenenbaums-esque clan of geniuses” (Martha Stewart Living)—perfect
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"This autobiography by a millennial Helen Keller teems with grace and grit." -- O, The Oprah Magazine
"A profoundly important memoir." -- The Times
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
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE
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 and the forthcoming The Lincoln Highway, 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