Open to everyone! The Vermont Book Shop (VBS) Book Discussions are held the last Tuesday of every month in the store - unless marked with an *, which indicates variation due to holidays or other scheduling conflicts.
VBS Book Discussion titles are always 20% off in-store and online.
Tuesday, August 29, 7 p.m. at The Vermont Book Shop – Yaa Gyasi's extraordinary novel Homegoing illuminates slavery's troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed--and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.
Tuesday, September 26, 7 p.m. at The Vermont Book Shop – The Solace of the Trees is a piercing and resonant debut novel about war and the endurance of the human spirit, and a cautionary tale about the damage that can be inflicted upon war victims when wealthy nations become obsessed with self-protection and retribution. Meet the author at the bookstore event, Wed, October 11 at 7 pm.
Tuesday, October 24*, 7 p.m. at The Vermont Book Shop – Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change is the book that launched Elizabeth Kolbert's career as an environmental writer. It developed out of a three part series in the New Yorker, where Kolbert is a regular contributor. Bill McKibben says it's, "among the few irreplaceable volumes yet written about climate change."
Tuesday, November 28, 7 p.m. at The Vermont Book Shop – A dazzling debut novel from Brit Bennett, an exciting new voice and National Book Foundation's 2016 Under 35 honoree, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community--and the things that ultimately haunt us most.
PAST MONTHS' SELECTIONS
July 2017 -- Diametrically opposed arguments: Why I Am Not A Feminist by Jessa Crispin is a radical, fearless call for revolution. It accuses the feminist movement of obliviousness, irrelevance, and cowardice--and demands nothing less than the total dismantling of a system of oppression and We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a personal, eloquently-argued essay that offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness