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The Book Cellar Book Club

Who We Are

 

The Book Cellar is an independently owned, community-oriented bookstore located in the heart of Lincoln Square, Chicago. We offer a wide selection of titles, and we're committed to connecting readers with books they'll love. We welcome you to browse the shelves, check out our staff recommendations, attend one of our many book events, or stop by our cafe for wine, beer, sandwiches, and pastries. We are proud to continue the tradition of independent bookselling and look forward to your visit.

 

What We Read

 

Each month any member who so desires brings a book to introduce to the group. The members present that evening vote for the upcoming reading selection; for example, in June club members will vote for August's selection. 
 
2017
Wednesday, October 4th at 7pm: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Wednesday, September 6th at 7pm: Underground Airlines by Ben Winters
Wednesday, August 2nd at 7pm: The Nix by Nathan Hill
Wednesday, July 5th at 7pm (OFFSITE): Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Wednesday, May 3rd at 7pm: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
Wednesday, April 5th at 7pm: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Wednesday, March 1st at 7pm: The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob
Wednesday, February 1st at 7pm: Mark and the Void by Paul Murray
Wednesday, January 4th at 7pm: The Girl With All the Gifts by M R Carey
 
2016
Wednesday, October 5th at 7pm: The Sellout by Paul Beatty 
Wednesday, September 7th at 7pm: Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J Ryan Stradal
Wednesday, August 3rd at 7pm: Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Wednesday, June 1st at 7pm: A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman
Wednesday, May 4th at 7pm: Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
Wednesday, April 6th at 7pm: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Wednesday, March 2nd at 7pm: Just Kids by Patti Smith
Wednesday, February 3rd at 7pm: The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
Wednesday, January 6th at 7pm: The Fishing Fleet by Anne de Courcy
 
2015
Wednesday, November 4th at 7pm: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
Wednesday, October 7th at 7pm: The Ghost Network by Catie Disabato
Wednesday, August 5th at 7pm: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
Wednesday, July 1st at 7pm: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion ---meeting will be held at an alternate location this month! 
Wednesday, June 3rd at 7pm: The Farm by Tom Rob Smith
Wednesday, March 4th at 7pm: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Wednesday, February 4th at 7pm: Black Swan Green by David Mitchell 
Wednesday, January 7 at 7pm: Luminaries by Eleanor Catton 
 
2014
 
DECEMBER OFF
Wednesday, November 5 at 7pm: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 
Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm: The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro 
Wednesday, September 3 at 7pm: The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta 
Wednesday, August 6th at 7pm: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole  
JULY OFF 
Wednseday, June 4 at 7pm: White Teeth by Zadie Smith 
Wednesday, May 7 at 7 pm: The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin 
Wednesday, April 2 at 7pm: The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
Wednesday, March 5 at 7pm: Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Wednesday, February 5 at 7pm: Tenth of December by George Saunders
Wednesday, January 8 at 7pm: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
 
2013
 
Wednesday, November 6 at 7pm:  Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple 
Wednesday, October 2 at 7pm: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
Wednesday, September 4 at 7 pm: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter 
Wednesday, August 7 at 7pm: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry 
Wednesday, June 5 at 7pm: Coming Out Can Be Murder by Renee James (book complimentary for pick up at The Book Cellar! The author will be in attendance!) 
Wednesday, May 1 at 7pm: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Wednesday, April 3 at 7pm: Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Wednesday, March 6 at 7pm: Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentleman Farmers by Josh Kilmer-Purcell 
Wednesday, January 2 at 7pm: Secret History by Donna Tartt 
Wednesday, February 6 at 7pm: Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich
 
 
2012
 
Wednesday, January 4 at 7pm: Paris Without End by Gioia Diliberto
Wednesday, February 1 at 7pm: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Wednesday, March 7th at 7pm: The Brothers K by David James Duncan
Wednesday, April 4th at 7pm: The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum
Wednesday, May 2nd at 7pm: Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
Wednesday, June 6th at 7pm:  When the Emperor Was Divine byJulie Otsuka
Wednesday, August 2nd at 7pm: Mr. White's Confession by Robert Clark
Wednesday, Sept 5th at 7pm: The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin
Wednesday, October 3rd at 7pm: Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Thursday, November 1st at 7pm: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larsen
Wednesday, December 5th at 7pm: The Widow's War by Sally Gunning 
 
 

When We Meet

The first Wednesday of each month at 7 pm.
 
Past Selections:

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin, Blame by Michele Huneven, Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler, The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer, The Paperback Shoe (formerly published as "Toads' Museum of Freaks and Wonders") by Goldie GoldbloomThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, Room by Emma Donaghue, Round Ireland With a Fridge by Tony Hawks

How To Join
Simply show up the day we meet; no RSVP or registration required.

 

Website

 

 

Contact

 

The Book Cellar staff, or words@bookcellarinc.com
 

 

 
The Nightingale Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250080400
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 25th, 2017

Underground Airlines Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316261258
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mulholland Books - July 18th, 2017

Homegoing Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101971062
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

The Nix Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101970348
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

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