What we're about

**Many of our meetups are being held online. When we do meet in person, we meet outside and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Please join us either virtually or in person!**

If you're a fan of Brain Pickings — or you just enjoy reading books about creativity, psychology, spirituality, design, and art — this is the book club for you. We meet each month in Raleigh or Durham to discuss a book or other writing by an author who has been mentioned on Brain Pickings. We're a diverse group of curious, open-minded people who like to talk about themes like mindfulness, empathy, solitude, and awe ... and all of the things that make life both beautiful and difficult. You can see past books we've read on our Goodreads page (https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/54489063-raleigh-durham-brain-pickings-book-club?shelf=read). Hope you can join us!

Ready to Get Involved?

• Attend an upcoming meetup. Please note that all attendees are expected to read and abide by our group guidelines (https://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Durham-Brain-Pickings-Book-Club/pages/Group_Guidelines/).

• Volunteer to lead a discussion, recommend a book (from the Brain Pickings reading list (http://bookpickings.brainpickings.org/) (or any book from an author on the reading list), or suggest a venue by emailing rachel4851 [at] gmail.com.

• Note that many of these meetups fill up quickly. Don't get discouraged. If you're on the waitlist, it's likely a spot will open up for you at some point. If you're still waitlisted by the time the event rolls around, please message the organizer for permission to attend – but do this only if you plan to come, please.

Want to Support Us?

• Buy a book at Amazon (http://amzn.to/2hjQCbZ) using any of the links we provide. We'll earn a tiny commission on items purchased (at no extra cost to you), 100% of which goes toward Meetup fees.

• Make a contribution online (https://secure.meetup.com/Raleigh-Durham-Brain-Pickings-Book-Club/contribute/).

Upcoming Books

Saturday, 6/12: The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison

July: No book

Past events (99)

The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison (Raleigh)

Leesville Community Library

The Unspeakable by Meghan Daum (Raleigh)

Fred Fletcher Park

The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu (Raleigh)

Leesville Community Library

Intimations by Zadie Smith (Online)

Online event

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