Book Groups at Greenlight

Greenlight hosts a number of free book discussion groups, both in-store and at offsite venues!  Book groups are always free, and RSVP is requested.

Fiction Book Group meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday at 7:00PM off-site (location TBD)

Nonfiction Book Group meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday at 6:00PM off-site (location TBD)

Young Adult Book Group meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday in the bookstore

Tween Book Group meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday in the bookstore

See the next meeting date, featured books and details for all upcoming book groups below.  You can email events@greenlightbookstore.com with any questions about book groups.  We hope to see you at one of our discussions!

**All book groups will be on hiatus for July and August. They will return in September!**

The Blazing World: A Novel By Siri Hustvedt Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781476747248
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Simon & Schuster - November 4th, 2014

OFFSITE EVENT: TBD
Tuesday, June 18, 7:00pm
Fiction Book Group with Alexis
Discussing The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt


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 June, the group discusses The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt. Hailed by The Washington Post as “Siri Hustvedt’s best novel yet” The Blazing World is a masterful novel about perception, prejudice, desire, and one woman’s struggle to be seen. Siri tells the provocative story of artist Harriet Burden, who, after years of having her work ignored, ignites an explosive scandal in New York’s art world when she recruits three young men to present her creations as their own. Yet when the shows succeed and Burden steps forward for her triumphant reveal, she is betrayed by the third man, Rune. Many critics side with him, and Burden and Rune find themselves in a charged and dangerous game.

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The Insiders By Mark Oshiro Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780063008113
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: HarperCollins - August 23rd, 2022

IN-STORE EVENT:
Wednesday, June 26, 6:00pm
Tween Book Group with Megan
Discussing The Insiders by Mark Oshiro

Pizza provided!

Hosted by Greenlight staff member Megan, our Tween Grade Book Group is geared toward kids ages 9 to 12, reading and discussing great contemporary and classic chapter books. Pizza is served, and parents are welcome (but not required) to attend.

For June, the group discusses The Insiders by Mark Oshiro, a hopeful and heartfelt coming-of-age story for anyone who’s ever felt like they didn’t fit in. Most days, Héctor wishes he could disappear. And he does. Right into the janitor’s closet. But one day, Héctor discovers he’s stumbled into a room that shouldn’t be possible. A room that connects him with two new friends from different corners of the country—and opens the door to a life-changing year full of friendship, adventure, and just a little bit of magic.

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Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History By C.L.R. James, Nic Watts (Adapted by), Sakina Karimjee (Adapted by) Cover Image
By C.L.R. James, Nic Watts (Adapted by), Sakina Karimjee (Adapted by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781788737906
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Verso - October 10th, 2023

OFFSITE EVENT: HOLLOW NICKEL
Tuesday, June 25, 6:00 PM
Nonfiction Book Group with Carlo
Discussing 
Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History by C.L.R. James

Led by bookseller and Greenlight marketing coordinator Carlo, our nonfiction book group meets monthly to read and discuss nonfiction titles related to issues of politics, the natural world, and any other systems that connect us all.
 
For June, the group discusses Toussaint Louverture by C.L.R. James, a stirring graphic novel of the Haitian Revolution. This is the impassioned and beautifully drawn story of the Haitian Revolution and its incredible leader: Toussaint Louverture.

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Hollow Nickel is located at 494 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217.