Try ours! Â Anywhere from a half dozen to a dozen people show up once a month (two of them have been coming for more than 15 years! while others come and go) to discuss a wide range of books — from lightweight confections to serious fiction, issue oriented stuff, historical tomes, popular culture, the gamut…
The group now meets on the second Thursday of each month.
August 14th, the book isÂ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s much acclaimedÂ Americanah, a novel riding high on the best seller lists.
For the September 11th meeting, the group will discuss British author Rose Macaulay’s classic romp, The Towers of Trebizond, published in 1956.
Much deference is given to new members in selecting something for the group to read. Â Usually, the group has two months’ reading lined up at any given time. Â At each meeting, they kick around what they might be interested in discussing a couple of months down the line and reach consensus among those present. Â Bird & Beckett offers participants a 10% discount on the book club selections, and much appreciates their patronage.
Come on a whim, stay if you enjoy it. Â We think you will.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site