Book Groups at Greenlight

Greenlight hosts a number of free book discussion groups. See our ongoing schedule and and next featured book and meeting dates below!

Our Book Groups are resuming in-person meetings, courtesy of our neighbors down the street at Die Stammkneipe Brooklyn (710 Fulton St).

Fiction Book Group meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday

Young Readers Book Group meets quarterly on the 3rd Tuesday

Nonfiction Book Group meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday

Email events@greenlightbookstore.com with questions or suggestions!



 

The Anomaly: A Novel By Hervé Le Tellier, Adriana Hunter (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hervé Le Tellier, Adriana Hunter (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781635421699
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Other Press - November 23rd, 2021

Fiction Book Group
Next meeting:
Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 7:30PM ET
Title to be discussed: Anomaly: A Novel by Hervé Le Tellier; Translated by Adriana Hunter

Hosted by our neighbors at Die Stammkneipe Brooklyn (710 Fulton St.) and led by former Greenlight general manager Alexis, our fiction book group meets monthly to discuss paperback fiction, reading broadly in contemporary fiction with the occasional diversion into classics. For November, the group will discuss The Anomaly from French writer Hervé Le Tellier, translated by Adriana Hunter, winner of the Prix Goncourt and a New York Times bestseller and "Best Thriller of the Year." This dizzying, whip-smart novel blends crime, fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller as it plumbs the mysteries surrounding a Paris-New York flight. Who would we be if we had made different choices? Told that secret, left that relationship, written that book? We all wonder—the passengers of Air France 006 will find out. Le Tellier’s most ambitious work yet, The Anomaly is an ingenious, timely variation on the doppelgänger theme that taps into the parts of ourselves that elude us most.

Book group meetings will be held in DSK's private meeting space; enter through the bar. Drinks and food available for purchase; one item purchase minimum is encouraged!

Link to register for this event in-person: https://november-fiction.eventbrite.com/
Link to register for this event on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucu-pqjMvE9d1WlAyl9rB8V3hUdOq5val


Blue Light of the Screen: On Horror, Ghosts, and God By Claire Cronin Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781913462055
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Repeater - October 13th, 2020

Nonfiction Book Group
Next meeting:
Tuesday, November 15, 6:00 PM ET (Note date change for this month!)
Title to be discussed: Blue Light of the Screen: On Horror, Ghosts, and God by Claire Cronin

Hosted by our neighbors at Die Stammkneipe Brooklyn (710 Fulton St.) and led by a Greenlight bookseller, our nonfiction book group meets monthly to read and discuss the most fascinating topics in nonfiction. This month, we welcome bookseller and buyer extroardinaire Danni as host! Danni writes: "I think the unique strength of nonfiction is a writer presenting in manner that is fresh to you something you have already viewed peripherally or directly.  I'm always on the hunt for such titles! Some books will be essays, others will be history, and others still will be political or sociological. I hope you'll join me as we read from mostly lesser-known presses and authors who are thinking in interesting and cool ways."

This month, the group reads Blue Light of the Screen, writer and musician Claire Cronin's creative-critical memoir of her obsession with the horror genre. Part memoir, part ghost story, and part critical theory, Blue Light of the Screen embeds its criticism of horror within a larger personal story of growing up in a devoutly Catholic family, overcoming suicidal depression, uncovering intergenerational trauma, and encountering real and imagined ghosts. 

Book group meetings will be held in DSK's private meeting space; enter through the bar. Drinks and food available for purchase; one item purchase minimum is encouraged!

Link to register for this event: https://nfbookgroup-nov.eventbrite.com/


Gaia, Queen of Ants (Middle East Literature in Translation) By Hamid Ismailov, Shelley Fairweather-Vega (Translator) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780815611158
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Syracuse University Press - February 11th, 2020

Fiction Book Group
Next meeting:
Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 7:30PM ET
Title to be discussed: Gaia, Queen of Ants by Hamid Ismailov; Translated by Shelley Fairweather-Vega

Hosted by our neighbors at Die Stammkneipe Brooklyn (710 Fulton St.) and led by former Greenlight general manager Alexis, our fiction book group meets monthly to discuss paperback fiction, reading broadly in contemporary fiction with the occasional diversion into classics. For December, the group will discuss Gaia, Queen of Ants from Uzbek author-in-exile Hamid Ismailov, translated by Shelley Fairweather-Vega. One of Ismailov's few novels written in Uzbek, Gaia, Queen of Ants offers a rare portrait of a complex and little-known part of the world. A plot centered on political corruption and ethnic conflict is punctuated with Sufi philosophy and religious gullibility. As Ismailov's characters grapple with questions of faith, power, sex, and family, Gaia, Queen of Ants presents a moving tale of universal themes set against a Central Asian backdrop in the twenty-first century. Book group meetings will be held in DSK's private meeting space; enter through the bar.

Drinks and food available for purchase; one item purchase minimum is encouraged! Fiction book group hosts hybrid meetings—if you would prefer to attend virtually, you can register via Zoom. Click here to register for this event in-person!

Link to register in-person: https://december-fiction.eventbrite.com/

Link to register virtually: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qduGvpj0pGtxoYWick1UVWXsbiIPSvcHo