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"Outside of a dog, a book is woman's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." — Groucho Marx

“I read to be taken out of myself, to become ecstatic.” —Henry Miller

I'm sure I'm not the only one out there who gave many a classic book a pass while growing up. Yet our teachers were right: there is a literary currency these works offer. Did they mention untold pleasure? My favorite reason for reading and re-reading classics is this: "A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say." (Thank you, Italo Calvino.)

This book club is your chance to sit down and finally read Anna Karenina, Don Quixote, Pride and Prejudice, and also those somewhat forgotten classics or recent works of similar resonance. The books can span any time period or place, and our reading list is forever growing and expanding based on your suggestions.

For a list of books we have read, and books we wish to read, please visit here.

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Welcome, Cambridge Book Club Readers!

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  • March 12 · 6:00 PM

    Poetry for Perturbed Times

    16 Book Club Readers | 5.00

    “Vice is a monster of so frightful mienAs to be hated needs but to be seen;Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,We first endure, then pity, then embrace.” ―Alexander... Learn more

  • February 19 · 6:00 PM

    Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    15 Book Club Readers | 5.00

    "My Oberon! what visions have I seen!Methought I was enamoured of an ass." Indeed, the worst can happen to the best of us. How do we wake up from one such bad dream and... Learn more

  • January 15 · 6:00 PM

    Austen: Lady Susan

    16 Book Club Readers | 5.00

    “Facts are such horrid things!” --from Lady Susan Lady Susan might be one of the cleverest and most fun-to-be-around "villainesses" in all of literature. If you thought... Learn more

  • Dec 11, 2016 · 7:00 PM

    A Give-and-Take Bookish Party

    14 Book Club Readers | 5.00 | 2 Photos

    And just like that, we're at the end of another year.  And what a year it has been! More than ever, I'm looking forward to our annual exchange--of books, ideas, or that... Learn more

  • Nov 20, 2016 · 6:00 PM

    Baldwin: Giovanni's Room

    7 Book Club Readers | 5.00

    “Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.”--from Giovanni's Room James Baldwin's haunting and controversial second novel is his most sustained... Learn more

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