Book Groups at Greenlight

Greenlight hosts a number of free book discussion groups. See our ongoing schedule and and next featured book and meeting dates below!

Our Book Groups are resuming in-person meetings, courtesy of our neighbors down the street at Die Stammkneipe Brooklyn (710 Fulton St).

Fiction Book Group meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday

Young Readers Book Group meets quarterly on the 3rd Tuesday

Nonfiction Book Group meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday

Email events@greenlightbookstore.com with questions or suggestions!



 

Taking A Long Look: Essays on Culture, Literature and Feminism in Our Time By Vivian Gornick Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781839765094
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Verso - May 10th, 2022

Nonfiction Book Group
Next meeting:
Tuesday, September 27, 6:00 PM ET
Title to be discussed: Taking a Long Look by Vivian Gornick

Hosted by our neighbors at Die Stammkneipe Brooklyn (710 Fulton St.) and led by a Greenlight bookseller, our nonfiction book group meets monthly to read and discuss the most fascinating topics in nonfiction. For September, the group discusses Taking a Long Look, from one of our most vital and incisive writers on literature, feminism, and knowing one's self. In these essays, Gornick explores the lives and literature of some of our most influential authors; the cultural impact of Silent Spring and Uncle Tom's Cabin; and the characters you might only find in a New York barber shop or midtown bus terminal. Even more, Taking a Long Look brings back into print her incendiary essays, first published in the Village Voice, championing the emergence of the women's liberation movement of the 1970s.

Book group meetings will be held in DSK's private meeting space; enter through the bar. Drinks and food available for purchase; one item purchase minimum is encouraged!

Link to register for this event: https://september-nonfiction-bookgroup.eventbrite.com


The Door (NYRB Classics) By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translated by), Ali Smith (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translated by), Ali Smith (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590177716
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: NYRB Classics - January 27th, 2015

Fiction Book Group
Next meeting:
Tuesday, October 11, 7:30 PM ET
Title to be discussed: The Door by Magda Szabó; Translated by Len Rix

Hosted by our neighbors at Die Stammkneipe Brooklyn (710 Fulton St.) and led by former Greenlight general manager Alexis, our fiction book group meets monthly to discuss paperback fiction, reading broadly in contemporary fiction with the occasional diversion into classics. For October, the group will discuss The Door, from Hungarian writer Magda Szabó and translated by Len Rix, published as part of the NYRB Classics series. The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship to Hungary’s Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, seemingly ageless. They share a kind of love—at least until Magda’s long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation.

Book group meetings will be held in DSK's private meeting space; enter through the bar. Drinks and food available for purchase; one item purchase minimum is encouraged!

Link to register for this event: https://october-fiction-bookgroup.eventbrite.com/


They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us By Hanif Abdurraqib, Eve L. Ewing (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Hanif Abdurraqib, Eve L. Ewing (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781937512651
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Two Dollar Radio - November 7th, 2017

Nonfiction Book Group
Next meeting:
Tuesday, October 25, 6:00 PM ET
Title to be discussed: They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib

Hosted by our neighbors at Die Stammkneipe Brooklyn (710 Fulton St.) and led by a Greenlight bookseller, our nonfiction book group meets monthly to read and discuss the most fascinating topics in nonfiction. For October, the group discusses They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us by acclaimed author and critic Hanif Abdurraqib. Writing with a poignancy and magnetism that resonates profoundly, Abdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves. In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters.

Book group meetings will be held in DSK's private meeting space; enter through the bar. Drinks and food available for purchase; one item purchase minimum is encouraged!

Link to register for this event: https://october-nonfiction-bookgroup.eventbrite.com/