APL's Book Club Reboot
Austin Public Library gets hip with their Downtown Book Clubs
By Kimberley Jones,
1:05PM, Wed. Aug. 27, 2008
You don't need to tell us that talking about books is a hip way to pass the time, but I guess some people still need convincing. To that end, forward-thinking librarians Blair Parsons and Bonnie Brzozowski are rebooting the Austin Public Library's Downtown Book Clubs with new names, new topics, and new non-library homes. The reading material's gotten sexier – graphic novels and contemporary fiction – and now you can sip coffee while you talk with your fellow bibliophile. For now, the new book clubs will set up shop at Halcyon and Little City, respectively, but as APL's Marketing Program Manager Patricia Fraga enthused in a recent e-mail, the soon-to-break-ground downtown central library will have its own coffeehouse/cafe space – "coming soon 2013-2014!!" That should give us just enough time to find the right opening-day outfit...
Schedules for both book clubs after the jump:
Graphic Novels @ Halycon Coffee
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7pm-8pm
Location: Halcyon Coffee, 218 W. 4th St.
Sept. 17: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Oct. 15: Black Hole by Charles Burns
Nov. 19: Alice in Sunderland by Bryan Talbot
Contemporary Fiction @ Little City Coffee
Meetings: 1st Monday of the month, 7pm-8pm
Location: Little City Coffee, 916 Congress Ave.
Sept. 1: Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen
Oct. 6: Home by Marilynne Robinson
Nov. 3: Indignation by Philip Roth