A nationwide book club bringing readers together to discuss
some of the most compelling books being published.
by Tara Conklin
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.
by Marie Benedict
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.
by Hank Green
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.
by Anne Tyler
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.
by Meg Wolitzer
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.
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.Sign Up Now
We’re counting the days until we can talk openly (no spoilers!) with other readers about Hank Green’s wildly funny novel about fame, friendship, and growing up. Here’s Hank introducing his novel’s narrator (and more) in an exclusive video.
The immersion of a long read, the bond of great conversation, and the feeling he gets walking into a Barnes & Noble are just a few of Hank Green’s favorite things. Find out more when you watch the second act of our exclusive interview.
“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.
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?
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.