Why Book Clubs Matter

We live for stories. Throughout human history, the telling and retelling of tales has enriched and fulfilled lives. From cave paintings depicting grand hunting adventures to Anthony Doerr’s Cloud Cuckoo Land today, we seek out the exploits of others and in so doing we learn more about ourselves. Those stories become more alive when we share them with other people.

Just like the Big Kids…

Working at the bookstore, we have the opportunity to explore all kinds of books about all kinds of subjects and one of the most underrated genres (in my opinion) is the graphic novel. Fiction, non-fiction.  Early readers, kids, young adults, adults.  I have even read a doctoral dissertation done in graphic novel format!  But of all the graphic novels that I have read, the emerging reader graphic novels are the MOST fun!