Each month we meet to discuss a book chosen by our booksellers.The selection is eclectic and guaranteed to facilitate lively conversation. Stop by the store to pick up your book club copy and receive a 10% discount.




Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi


Meeting location:
Babes of Carytown
(3166 W. Cary St.)
Meeting date & time: Wednesday, March 28th @ 7:00pm

About the book: From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi—a scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local café—collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed. Hadi soon realizes he’s created a monster, one that needs human flesh to survive—first from the guilty, and then from anyone in its path. A prizewinning novel by “Baghdad’s new literary star” (The New York Times), Frankenstein in Baghdad captures with white-knuckle horror and black humor the surreal reality of contemporary Iraq.


April: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
May: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
June: Surpassing Certainty by Janet Mock

Past book club books:

Black Wave by Michelle Tea
Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
Richmond's Unhealed History by Benjamin Campbell
When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele