Great Reads with the Country Bookshelf Book Club

The Country Bookshelf Book Club has a star-studded and 'buzz' worthy line-up coming up. This general interest book club reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction from across the globe. Discussions are lead by store owner Ariana Paliobagis on the fourth Tuesday of each month, save December, at 7pm. Our book club is open to the public and we are always happy to see new faces! 

If you hurry you can enjoy this months title - A History of Bees by Maja Lunde which follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees--and to their children and one another--against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis. Perfect for fans of Station Eleven or Never Let Me Go.

In September we searching for the shape of water in the recently reprinted Mrs. Caliban by Rachal Ingalls - a staff favorite about a lonely housewife who gets a new lease on life in the strong, green arms of a sea monster.

October is for wanderers with Wanderlust by the inimitable Rebecca Solnit. Drawing together many histories -- of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores -- to create a portrait of the range of possibilities for this most basic act and arguing that walking as history signifies walking for pleasure and for political, aesthetic, and social meaning.

We close out the year with Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. Shortlisted for the National Book Award, and a finalist for a variety of literary prizes, this collection blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. 

For more information, and to see what the New Year will bring, check out our website -