What we're about

Meet kindred book lovers in the Boulder Bookaholics Book Club - a group for people who love books, who love to discuss books and who may enjoy having a glass of wine, cup of coffee or bite to eat while doing so!

This book club has 5 strands (because we're all different!):

- fiction
- non-fiction
- fantasy or sci-fi
- classics
- mystery

These meetups are fairly relaxed, so if you weren't able to finish the book or haven't had a chance to read it, you are still more than welcome to come to the meeting just to discuss books in general, laugh, share stories and make new friends!

If a meetup you would like to attend is full, please join the waitlist. We will make every effort to include everyone who wishes to attend.

GROUP MEMBERSHIP POLICY: Please be courteous to those on the waitlist by cancelling your RSVP 24 hours in advance. The Organizer will send an email 48 hours before each meetup as a reminder. We do keep attendance at our meetups, and will remove members from our group if there are more than two no-shows or habitual last minute cancellations.

We do not allow any marketing messages at any time - this is a "commercial-free zone". We're getting together to share a love of reading and ideas about the books that we've chosen, not to hear sales messages.

Upcoming events (5+)

Embassytown by China Miéville

Backcountry Pizza & Tap House

Embassytown by China Miéville https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9265453-embassytown In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak. Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist, has returned to Embassytown after years of deep-space adventure. She cannot speak the Ariekei tongue, but she is an indelible part of it, having long ago been made a figure of speech, a living simile in their language. When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador to Arieka, the fragile equilibrium between humans and aliens is violently upset. Catastrophe looms, and Avice is torn between competing loyalties—to a husband she no longer loves, to a system she no longer trusts, and to her place in a language she cannot speak yet speaks through her.

Classics-If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

Zolo Southwestern Grill

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler is a marvel of ingenuity, an experimental text that looks longingly back to the great age of narration—"when time no longer seemed stopped and did not yet seem to have exploded." Italo Calvino's novel is in one sense a comedy in which the two protagonists, the Reader and the Other Reader, ultimately end up married, having almost finished If on a Winter's Night a Traveler. In another, it is a tragedy, a reflection on the difficulties of writing and the solitary nature of reading. The Reader buys a fashionable new book, which opens with an exhortation: "Relax. Concentrate. Dispel every other thought. Let the world around you fade." Alas, after 30 or so pages, he discovers that his copy is corrupted, and consists of nothing but the first section, over and over. Returning to the bookshop, he discovers the volume, which he thought was by Calvino, is actually by the Polish writer Bazakbal. Given the choice between the two, he goes for the Pole, as does the Other Reader, Ludmilla. But this copy turns out to be by yet another writer, as does the next, and the next. The real Calvino intersperses 10 different pastiches—stories of menace, spies, mystery, premonition—with explorations of how and why we choose to read, make meanings, and get our bearings or fail to. Meanwhile the Reader and Ludmilla try to reach, and read, each other. If on a Winter's Night is dazzling, vertiginous, and deeply romantic. "What makes lovemaking and reading resemble each other most is that within both of them times and spaces open, different from measurable time and space." From Goodreads.com

Contact by Carl Sagan

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Contact by Carl Sagan https://www.amazon.com/Contact-Carl-Sagan/dp/0671004107 At first it seemed impossible - a radio signal that came not from Earth but from far beyond the nearest stars. But then the signal was translated, and what had been impossible became terrifying. For the signal contains the information to build a Machine that can travel to the stars. A Machine that can take a human to meet those that sent the message. They are eager to meet us: they have been watching and waiting for a long time. And now they will judge.

Bookaholic Happy Hour

License No. 1

Hello Readers - I have been thinking it would be fun to get together a couple times a year without a specific book to discuss but rather to share general ideas on books. Also I know sometimes people read a book for a Meetup but then can't make the meeting. This could be your chance to discuss those books with others that have read them even though you had to miss the Meetup. For this first one let's meet downstairs in the Boulderado at License #1 as their Happy Hour goes from 5 until 7 and it's a pretty big space so should not have to make a reservation. If this is successful and we want to do it again, please let me know of other locations that could work. Happy reading!

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