Don’t Miss Tonight’s B&N Book Club Discussion!
Join us at 7:00pm tonight (Feb 5th) at your local B&N store to meet fellow readers and talk about our January Selection, The Only Woman in the Room.
Now Monthly!
The Barnes & Noble
Book Club

A nationwide book club bringing readers together to discuss
some of the most compelling books being published.

February
Selection
The Last Romantics: A Novel by Tara Conklin
The Last Romantics: A Novel
by Tara Conklin
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February
Selection

Tara Conklin’s second novel, The Last Romantics, is a universal and poignant story of growing up and growing apart—and coming back together, even when the odds appear impossible.

The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes an interview with the author, a deleted scene, and a reading group guide.

Our January
Selection
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
The Only Woman in the Room
by Marie Benedict
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Our January
Selection

Marie Benedict’s third novel, The Only Woman in the Room, is a thrilling—and thought-provoking—story of an unexpected hero, a woman who could change the course of WWII.

The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes an interview with the author and a reading group guide.

Our Third
Selection
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
by Hank Green
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Our Third
Selection

A wildly funny and thought-provoking debut novel about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she’s part of something bigger that we can’t wait to discuss with other readers.

The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a reader’s guide and an essay from the author.

Our Second
Selection
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
Clock Dance
by Anne Tyler
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Our Second
Selection

An enchanting novel of hope, self-discovery, and second chances from the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. A story full of surprises we can’t wait to discuss with other readers.

The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a reader’s guide and an essay from the author. Join us to discuss in our stores on August 8th by signing up below.

Our First
Selection
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
The Female Persuasion
by Meg Wolitzer
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Our First
Selection

Discover Meg Wolitzer’s must-read novel, The Female Persuasion, a timely story about the ideals we all follow deep into adulthood, not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be.

The Barnes & Noble Book Club Exclusive Edition features a reader’s guide and a thought-provoking essay from the author.

Join Us on March 5th

Who doesn’t love an emotionally resonant and relatable story about family? We can’t wait to hear what you discovered while you were reading this compelling story—and who your favorite Skinner sibling is.

The B&N Podcast: Tara Conklin
We had so many questions for Tara, who answered them all, while dancing around potential spoilers…
Why We Love The Last Romantics

The Skinner siblings—Renee, Caroline, Joe and Fiona—are unforgettable and fully alive on the page; you’ll feel as though you’re eavesdropping as they find their way through the world with little to guide them but their own instincts (which aren’t always the best, despite everyone’s good intentions). You’ll find yourselves rooting for the siblings to do the right thing, to protect each other, to tell the truth instead of a lie (or vice versa). And while you’ll definitely want to talk about who your favorite Skinner is, this profound novel is packed with the What Ifs and Would Is that make make talking about books so, so satisfying.

Like Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, and The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, The Last Romantics is a story about the stories we tell ourselves and our loved ones about who we are and what we want—and how we got where we are.

From Our
Exclusive Edition
Tara Conklin on The Last Romantics

“When I read a novel, I’m looking to be immersed in someone else’s world and yet also find those moments of the familiar, those little shocks—yes, I’ve felt the same! — that make me consider my world and my experience in a new way. It’s both the empathy exercise that people talk about so often with fiction alongside a decidedly self-centered exercise: fiction gives me tools to examine my own life. So I hope that The Last Romantics provides both of those experiences. I want readers to feel a part of the Skinner family, to empathize with the choices the siblings made and then use that to reflect on their own lives.”

Read Conklin’s full essay in our exclusive edition, which also includes a deleted scene with commentary from the author.

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THE B&N BOOK CLUB

What does any reader (especially a bookseller) love more than reading or recommending books?

Simple: Talking about books with another reader. The Last Romantics is the second selection of our Barnes & Noble Book Club for 2019. At our stores across the country, readers will come together to discuss this compelling story—some bringing friends and family with them, others making new friends—as they ask, What would you have done? What would you have done?

Our B&N Book Club is Now Monthly!

We all had so much fun talking books together at our first three book club nights—so much so that customers and booksellers kept asking for more. So beginning in January 2019, we’re bringing the Barnes & Noble Book Club to readers everywhere every month. That’s not our only big news: We’ll not only tell you what the next month’s selection will be at the end of every book club night, we’ll also give away one copy of that next selection at the same time.