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Book Club - February

Let's meet and discuss Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan. It caught my eye at Powell's and I've heard it glows in the dark.

Here's what Amazon has to say: The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything—instead, they “check out” large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele’s behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.

Powell's has lots of copies, mostly new. The library has a number of them as well and some holds, but you should be able to get it fairly quickly. There are a few eBook versions too.

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  • Kate

    Sorry ladies, I'd love to join but haven't even had a chance to read the book

    February 23, 2014

  • Maija

    Went to Seattle this weekend & won't be back in time.

    February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I haven't had the chance to pic the book up. I hope to make the next one!

    February 23, 2014

  • Kaitlin

    Haven't been able to pick up the book, next time!

    February 23, 2014

  • Elizabeth H.

    I read the book, but I can't attend. I hope I can join you next time. festina lente

    February 22, 2014

  • Kelsey F.

    Been swamped with work and won't be able to join. Hope there's a next time!

    February 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem, there will be another one in about a month.

      February 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem, there will be another one in about a month.

      February 20, 2014

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