Black Lit Book Club

Third Place Books Seward Park is happy to announce the Black Lit Book Club, hosted by Shannon Hanks-Mackey, Seward Park bookseller and the managing editor of the Black Scholar journal. Gathering on the last Tuesday of each month, readers will explore the works of black authors from Africa and across the diaspora. This is a book club intended for black, indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC).

Book club titles will not be limited to any one genre, and monthly picks may be pulled from fiction, history, mystery, graphica, sci-fi/fantasy, young adult, poetry, and more. The first discussion will be on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 7 PM, and the first book is Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi (available now in hardcover and in paperback on December 18, 2018). February’s book is Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-Spires (available now in hardcover and in paperback on January 22, 2019), and March’s book is The Changeling by Victor Lavalle. While the first three titles are preselected, attendees will be able to collectively choose future titles from a handful of available options. Recommendations will, of course, be welcome.

All monthly book club titles are discounted 20% for the month prior to the book club meeting. No purchase required. Drink specials (both alcoholic and non) are available from Raconteur during book club meetings.

The bookstore is on a street-level floor with wide aisles and no stairs to meeting area or to the wheelchair accessible restroom. There are two accessible parking spaces available near the front entrance (permit required). We ask that all attendees help make this a fragrance-free zone by not wearing scented products to the meeting. 
 

Staff Pick Badge
American Street Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062473059
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 2018

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 27 at 7pm

 

 

 


My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501125928
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Scribner - May 15th, 2018

Coming Up: Tuesday, September 24 at 7pm

 

 


Staff Pick Badge
A Lucky Man: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978433
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Graywolf Press - June 4th, 2019

July 2019


Mem Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781944700867
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Unnamed Press - March 19th, 2019

June 2019


A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594633942
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2015

May 2019


Staff Pick Badge
Who Fears Death Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780756406691
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: DAW - June 7th, 2011

April 2019


The Changeling: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985870
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Spiegel & Grau - March 6th, 2018

March 2019


Heads of the Colored People: Stories Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781501167997
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: 37 Ink - April 10th, 2018

February 2019


Freshwater Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802128997
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Grove Press - December 18th, 2018

January 2019