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Hello and welcome to the Brighton Book Club. This is a group for all bookworms and avid readers, whether you're into the classics, romantic or gothic literature, modern novels, plays, autobiography or travel. We now meet on the first Wednesday of every month.

We select our books by an entirely democratic process. At any moment in time, we have a 'long list', usually of between ten and twenty books. Twice a year, in April and October, this list is wiped clean and any member attending the meeting that month can add a book to the refreshed list if it meets our criteria (easily available either new from local bookshops or second hand online for less than £10, no more than 500 pages and preferably less, not the second or later volume of a series where you need to read the earlier ones first). During the week before each regular monthly meeting I email the long list to those members who have visited the Meetup group online during the previous three months, and ask for three votes by email. The five books with most votes by email are then voted on at the end of the meeting to select the book to be read two months ahead.

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The Brighton Book Club Monthly Meetup

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£1.50

This month's book will be "Piranesi" by Susanna Clarke, available from https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-home-_-Results&tn=piranesi&an=susanna%20clarke

or from https://www.amazon.co.uk/Piranesi-SHORTLISTED-WOMENS-PRIZE-2021/dp/1526622432/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=28L6QB90IPUB&keywords=piranesi+susanna+clarke&qid=1638451559&sprefix=piranesi%2Caps%2C182&sr=8-1

or from http://www.kemptownbookshop.co.uk/

or http://www.city-books.co.uk/

or http://www.waterstones.com (who also have branches in Brighton and Hove which are currently open for in-person shopping).

All being well, we will be meeting upstairs at The Quadrant pub by the Clocktower on Queens Road, but we are also going be having a mixture of in person and online for those who can't make the meeting in person. Mitch has a premium Zoom account and has created and will be 'hosting' the online part from her iPad in the pub.

If I have done this correctly, you should be able to access the Zoom meeting here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85181136963

Meeting ID:[masked]
(No password but we will have a waiting room)

Meetup seems to have corrupted the link in some way, though it looks fine and is the same link as we have been using for some months. If you are having difficulty joining, try copying just the meeting ID rather than the whole link and pasting that in in Zoom. Any (other) technical problems, Mitch will be on hand to assist!

PayPal link is:
paypal.me/BrightonBookClub - please do not select the 'goods or services' option, to avoid PayPal fees. In person you also have the option to pay in cash on the day. Fee has gone down to £1.50 per meeting as we have some surplus at present.

Hope to see you there, ideally in real life but maybe on screen.

Sarah

The Brighton Book Club Monthly Meetup

Location visible to members

£1.50

This month's book will be "The Archive of Alternate Endings" by Lindsey Drager, available from https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30643650417

or from
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Archive-Alternate-Endings-Lindsey-Drager/dp/1945814829

or try http://www.kemptownbookshop.co.uk/

or http://www.city-books.co.uk/

or http://www.waterstones.com (who also have branches in Brighton and Hove which are currently open for in-person shopping).

All being well, we will be meeting upstairs at The Quadrant pub by the Clocktower on Queens Road, but we are also going be having a mixture of in person and online for those who can't make the meeting in person. Mitch has a premium Zoom account and has created and will be 'hosting' the online part from her iPad in the pub.

If I have done this correctly, you should be able to access the Zoom meeting here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85181136963

Meeting ID:[masked]
(No password but we will have a waiting room)

Meetup seems to have corrupted the link in some way, though it looks fine and is the same link as we have been using for some months. If you are having difficulty joining, try copying just the meeting ID rather than the whole link and pasting that in in Zoom. Any (other) technical problems, Mitch will be on hand to assist!

PayPal link is:
paypal.me/BrightonBookClub - please do not select the 'goods or services' option, to avoid PayPal fees. In person you also have the option to pay in cash on the day. Fee has gone down to £1.50 per meeting as we have some surplus at present.

Hope to see you there, ideally in real life but maybe on screen.

Sarah

The Brighton Book Club Monthly Meetup

Location visible to members

This month's book will be decided during the meeting two months before and will be available from

Amazon link

or from http://www.kemptownbookshop.co.uk/

or http://www.city-books.co.uk/

or Waterstones in Brighton

Hope to see you all then! If any of you get stuck when coming to the meeting, look out for the book on the table!

We have now moved to the upstairs room at the Quadrant, which we have reserved to give us a quieter space where we can hear one another.

Robin

The Brighton Book Club Monthly Meetup

Location visible to members

This month's book will be decided during the meeting two months before and will be available from

Amazon link

or from http://www.kemptownbookshop.co.uk/

or http://www.city-books.co.uk/

or Waterstones in Brighton

Hope to see you all then! If any of you get stuck when coming to the meeting, look out for the book on the table!

We have now moved to the upstairs room at the Quadrant, which we have reserved to give us a quieter space where we can hear one another.

Robin

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The Brighton Book Club Monthly Meetup

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