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Did you make a New Year’s resolution to up your reading game in 2016? What better way to kickstart your reading life – and meet friendly new faces – than coming to one of our free book club meetings? We have a dozen bookseller-run, totally not at all intimidating, super-friendly groups that meet once a month to discuss books. Mystery, sci fi, classic fiction, history, nonfiction – we have a club to suit every reader’s fancy. Meetings are free and open to the public and are held here at BookPeople (603 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas). No RSVP or advance sign-up is required. Book club members receive 10% off that month’s book – just mention at the register that you’re buying it for book club!

We’re highlighting each of our book clubs throughout the month of January. Get to know the leaders, the books, and then come down and join the group!

Don’t Know Much About History Book Club



Don’t know much about history? Looking to expand your horizons? Join Joe & Merrilee the first Tuesday of every month in the BookPeople cafe as they peruse the world of pop history and discuss all the things they’ve learned and all the misconceptions they’ve had corrected. They love history and hope you do as well!

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 2 at 7PM

To Discuss: King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild

Genre: History

Leaders: Merrlie and Joe T.

Previously Read: 

The Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch
The Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Gods of Olympus: A History by Barbara Graziosi
Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Supreme Court Justices by Noah Feldman
Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet by Andrew Blum
To Marry an English Lord by Gail MacColl & Carol McD. Wallace
American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church by Alex Beam

Coming Up:

March 2016: The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend by Glenn Frankel

Keep up with the Don’t Know Much About History Book Club by following their Facebook page!

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