Here at Books & Co., our greatest responsibility is to you, our treasured customer. We like to keep you happy, and we don’t like stagnation. That’s right folks, we’re evolving again!
First we brought you Friday Night Mics, free weekly concerts in Café Voltaire. Then we gave you the Banned Book Club, a tumultuous affair with illicit literature. Now we get down and dirty.
Nitty and gritty.
Two of our brilliant Booksters, Erin and Asia, are offering you quite an opportunity! They have created a brand spankin’ new book club and they’re inviting you to join!
(Of course this book club has a theme, friends – this is Books & Co. after all.)
We’re going non-fiction on you, this time around! The Nitty-Gritty Non-Fiction Book Club will be reading some of the best non-fiction writing to cross our shelves and meeting in the comfort of Prince George’s favourite little coffee bar with the intent to create engaging, casual, and intellectually stimulating discussion. The first meeting has been scheduled for Sunday August 28th from 3pm until 5pm at Café Voltaire when the book clubbers will be discussing Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer (in store now for $16.99 plus the dread HST)! Please come down to the shop and check it out – if you need the extra incentive, Erin promises that there will be treats set out for attendees (and if you’ve stopped by a Banned Book Club meeting, you’ll know that the treats themselves are more than worth the price of admission).
See you on August 28th!
For the keeners out there, a list of future Nitty-Gritty choices are as follows (in absolutely no particular order):
Super Freakonomics by Steven Levitt
In the Land of Long Fingernails by Charles Wilkins
In Praise of Slow by Carl Honore
Trauma Farm by Brian Brett
The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard
Monoculture by F.S. Michaels
The Wayfinders by Wade Davis
Me Sexy by Drew Hayden Taylor
What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell
The Empathic Civilization by Jeremy Rifkin
Chuck Klosterman IV by Chuck Klosterman
The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please feel free to give us a call at (250) 563-6637 or stop by. Any of our book-staffers would be pleased to help you out!