KCTS 9 Book Club

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KCTS 9 Book Club is a virtual book club event series created in collaboration with KCTS 9 and PBS Books. Monthly book selections are made by a rotating group of Washington authors who will also host the virtual discussions. The twist: authors will select books that aren't their own! Most months, books selected will be fiction, but we may change it up once every so often. Themes will correspond to current programming airing on KCTS 9. 

All book club selections are discounted 20% at Third Place Books for the month prior to the discussion. (Discount applies only to physical copies. Audiobooks are available through www.Libro.fm. Should you need assistance locating an audiobook or Braille copy, please contact KCTS 9 at events@kcts9.org or 206-443-5476.)

KCTS 9 Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month. All are welcome and no purchase is required.

 

Past reads include:

Flight Behavior: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062124272
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Harper Perennial - June 4th, 2013

New York Times Bestseller

Indie Bestseller

Barnes & Noble Bestseller

National Bestseller

Amazon Best Book of the Month

Indie Next Pick


The Golden State: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250238115
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Picador - September 3rd, 2019

NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION 5 UNDER 35 PICK. FINALIST FOR THE VCU CABELL FIRST NOVELIST AWARD. LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION'S FIRST NOVEL PRIZE.


The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry Cover Image
By Gary Jackson (Editor), Len Lawson (Editor), Cynthia Manick (Editor)
$20.95
ISBN: 9781949467673
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Blair - November 2nd, 2021

The expansion of Marvel and DC Comics' characters such as Black Panther, Luke Cage, and Black Lightning in film and on television has created a proliferation of poetry in this genre--receiving wide literary and popular attention.


Havana Red Cover Image
By Leonardo Padura, Peter Bush (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781904738091
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Bitter Lemon Press - May 1st, 2005

"A magnificent novel. Haunted by the tragic story and passion of its characters."--Magazine Litt raire


The Summer Book Cover Image
By Tove Jansson, Kathryn Davis (Introduction by), Thomas Teal (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590172681
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: NYRB Classics - May 20th, 2008

In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into twenty-two crystalline vignettes. This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia’s grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland.