ABOUT THE BOOK CLUB
If you like everything bagels, you'll probably like The Everything Book Club. We read the best of fiction and non-fiction, literary novels, mysteries, historical fiction, memoirs and more.
We generally meet on the third week of the month at two convenient times and venues: Evening Zoom on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Daytime in Person at 1 p.m. in the Tower Room on the 2nd floor. Registration is required.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A quirky, playful debut novel about books and technology, cryptography and conspiracy, friendship and love, that became a New York Times bestseller. It begins in a mysterious San Francisco bookstore, but quickly reaches out into the wider world and the shadowed past.
Click on the links to order the book in print or e-audiobook on Libby/OverDrive or hoopla. You can also ask for a copy at the circulation desk in the Main Branch.
"The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything—instead, they "check out" large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele's behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore's secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan's "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave."--Picador/Macmillan
“Part love letter to books, part technological meditation, part thrilling adventure, part requiem... Eminently enjoyable, full of warmth and intelligence.” —The New York Times Book Review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robin Sloan is the author of the novels "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" and "Sourdough." He grew up near Detroit and now splits his time between the Bay Area and the internet.