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Paris Vegan Book Club Meetup - The Tourist Trail Book & Tea Party at Cafe Pinson

  • Sep 29, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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I love reading. Reading is the source of our knowledge and ignorance. As you may know true knowledge is absolute, but human knowledge is relative and ignorance is not bliss. As humans we need to read in order to learn, to raise consciousness and understand our world. Are you a book and reading lover ? Litterature and knowledge inspire us and helps us to understand, to create, to relax, to escape, to explore. Vegetarian and vegan culture is full of wonderful interesting amazing books. You like to read and want to educate yourself about vegetarianism and veganism ?

I suggest to organize a recurrent meetup to discover and discuss about one or several books relating to veganism. No Cookbooks in this meetup but litterature relating to veganism.

Veganism is about more than food and diet : it's a lifestyle !
Discussion Topics of those books could be about : wellness, health, nutrition, fiction or science-fiction, novels with friendly veggie and vegan themes, animal rights and advocacy, social justice, art, history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, spirituality, meditation, politics, organic agriculture, environment, sustainable green living projects and green issues.

Every month with your help I will suggest a list of books to read and we will choose the book to read. I am always opened to the suggestions. Then I will organize a meetup in a nice Café/Lounge Tea/Restaurant or a potluck Tea Party and we will discuss about those books. Besides the fact that it will be a great opportunity to meet fellow veggies and vegans, It also will be a peaceful and fun moment to share your thoughts, ideas and critical views about the author and the book. Anyone interested can attend to this meetup. If you're not able to attend physically to this meetup, don't worry ! You have also the opportunity to attend to virtually. You just need to read and review it by posting a nice and interesting comment in the comments section below.

The only condition to attend to this meetup will be the necessity to play the only rule. READ THE BOOKS of course ! :)

The book to read and to review can be in french or in english.


The books we read for the last book club discussion were : Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy Ph.D

The World Peace Diet : Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony by Will Tuttle Ph.D

Change of Heart : What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change by Nick Cooney


There's so many interesting books but we need to choose at the end.


The fourth book will be a novel.
The Eco-Fiction we're going to read and review for the next meetup on Sunday September 29th 2013 is :

The Tourist Trail by John Yunker

You can order the book on

Paperback version :

Ebook Kindle Edition :

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The Tourist Trail is at once a romance, an adventure story, an environmental polemic, and a keen study of just how animalistic humans are." — Phoebe Literary Journal

"Throughout the book, the passions and sincerity of animal advocates are captured with immense respect…the story becomes unstoppable." — Animal Legal Defense Fund

"This eco-thriller is a plausible and entertaining page-turner that offers romance, engaging characters, and a fascinating plot." — IndieReader

"If you enjoy books with drama, adventure, excitement, and even a little romance, you will definitely enjoy John Yunker’s new book, The Tourist Trail. If you love animals you will enjoy The Tourist Trail even more."
FARM Blog "The book is full of excitement and suspense and reads easily while adeptly addressing ethical issues of animal protection and animal rights."
The Vegan Version


For more information about this great book you can visit the following links :


Are you Ready to Read ! It Starts now !

Challenge yourself and Let's share vegan culture !


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  • Steve P

    Hi reading lovers, could you please confirm your attendance for this book club discussion at Cafe Pinson on Sunday September 29th ? Please send me a mail or leave a comment in the meetup conversation. It's better to have read the book but if you didn't read the book. Don't worry. You're welcome to join us and discuss about this great eco-fiction novel. You can also bring a suggestion for the next book club discussion. Anyway hope to meet you there on Sunday afternoon.

    September 26, 2013

  • Cécile

    Hi Steve! What is the book to read this time?

    August 18, 2013

    • Steve P

      Hi Cécile ! I postponed the last meetup. So the book to read is always the Tourist Trail by John Yunker...Feel free to join us if you're interested and have the time to read a great novel eco-fiction. :)

      August 18, 2013

    • Cécile

      Not sure. But I wanted to go to Café Pinson with you...

      August 28, 2013

  • Megan

    Can anyone lend me the book?

    August 19, 2013

    • Steve P

      Hi Megan I don't have a paperback version but only the ebook kindle edition. I cannot lend you the book. You can order and purchase the book on for only 13,56 €. Otherwise if you have a kindle it's only 3,93 €. I think it's a very good deal.­

      August 21, 2013

    • Megan

      Maybe a good price, but I don't have a kindle and I can't receive packages. Next time let's do a book that's available in town.

      August 23, 2013

  • Steve P

    It seems you didn't have the time to read the book or are not available tomorrow. So I decided to postpone the book club meetup for the next month in September. Hope you will be able to attend to this time...

    August 10, 2013

  • Julia

    My apologies, I am out of Paris after all this weekend. Enjoy.

    August 10, 2013

  • Anaïs

    Hi, I'm sorry for the short notice but I won't be able to attend, as I just had my baby!

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Elisabeth

    Confirming my attendance. :)

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Gabriella

    I'm really sorry, but I need to cancel it, finally, I'll not be able to make it. Have a nice discussion and see you all very soon!

    August 8, 2013

  • Steve P

    Good evening book lovers, I hope you're almost done reading the novel. Café Pinson informed on his facebook page it will be closed from August 8th to August 18th. I'm going to find an other place or café but before I choose and book a table could you please confirm your attendance on Sunday in the comments section. We could also go outside in a nice parisian park if the weather is hot and sunny. Thanks everyone...

    August 7, 2013

  • Megan

    Can't get the book.

    August 1, 2013

  • Elisabeth

    I'm reading this book right now and am really enjoying it. And the author is vegan! :) Here's an interview with him:

    1 · May 24, 2013

    • Steve P

      Thanks Lisa for sharing this great interview. I'm also enjoying it. :) John Yunker wrote an exciting creative awesome book ! :)

      May 25, 2013

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