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Notables Book Club

Notable Book ClubWe are excited to announce that the Notables Book Club is back for its second year! Notables is a book club that features a prominent community figure choosing a book and leading a book club discussion. Each month there will be a different notable and a different meeting spot, but remember you don't have to attend the book club each month just because you signed up for one. You may choose the ones you attend. Continue reading for instructions on how to sign up for a Notables Book Club date! Spots are limited!

Our first Notables guest is Dr. Rob Davidson and his book choice is "The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels"

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ISBN: 9780399589812
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - May 8th, 2018

About the host: Dr. Rob Davidson

Dr. Rob Davidson is an emergency physician, 2018 Democratic Party candidate for the US House in Michigan's Second Congressional District, avid runner, occasional triathlete, wannabe guitarist and singer, and husband to Diana for 24 years. He is also the father to Mia, Sam, and Ava.

This Notables discussion is happening January 22nd at The Bookman.

Resolve to Read Open House

Are you part of a book club, or maybe you're looking to join one? Come to our Resolve to Read event! This is an open house style meet-and-greet for different book clubs around the area, as well as an event for individuals to find a book club(s) to join.

Poetry Reading with Greg Rappleye, Katie Kalisz, David James

Please join us for a poetry reading night with special guests, Greg Rappleye, Katie Kalisz, and David James!

Wine about Winter!

You can pre-purchase your glass at Fortinos, or you can purchase them at The Bookman the night of! A shuttle will be provided for everyone participating, and we will have other entertainment within the store as well! Details on specific Bookman specials to come!

Storytime and Craft with Kathleen Streng

This month's storytime and craft event will be with our guest reader Kathleen Streng, a 2nd grade teacher at Ferry Elementary school. The book being read will be "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats. As always, we will also have a crafting activity for your kiddos too!

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ISBN: 9780140501827
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - October 28th, 1976

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ISBN: 9780670867332
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 1996

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ISBN: 9780670654000
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 1962

The Big Read Lakeshore

2018 Book:

NEA Big Read Lakeshore creates and fosters a culture where reading matters.

It is to bring the community together around one book and use this shared experience of reading, discussing and exploring the themes of the book as a springboard to learn from and listen to each other. The programming draws diverse participation within the community, generating conversations and discussion groups across generational, cultural, racial and socioeconomic divides and experiences. These events take place in a variety of spaces and locations.

The main events are planned to approach a book and its topics from a variety of perspectives, experiences and angles, organizing events that include interesting lectures by great speakers as well as using film, food, music and art to explore and celebrate the topics under discussion.

This month-long community-wide reading program takes place every November.

Find out more about The Big Read Lakeshore and all the great events going on during this program at:

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Station Eleven Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804172448
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

The Giver (Giver Quartet #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544336261
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 1st, 2014

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By John Rocco, John Rocco (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423121909
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 24th, 2011

Poetry Lives!

Poetry Lives at The Bookman! All are invited to bring an original or favorite poem and share with a group of gentle folks. You are also welcome to just sit and listen, or participate in the always lively discussion.

Bookman Book Clubs

Great American ReadJoin a NEW book club!

The Bookman is starting up 5 new book clubs in conjuction with PBS' The Great American Read program.

Make your 2018 a "Summer of Reading!"

  • Each book club will only exist for five months, ending around the same time The Great American Read broadcasts its final show announcing America's favorite book. 
  • Each book club will be designed for a specific age group.
  • Every month will focus on a different theme, but each group has the same theme.
  • Time of each club will be announced later this month.

We've got more detailed info about the groups listed below.  But if you have any questions, or would like to express your interest in joining one of the groups, call us at 616-846-3520 or e-mail at