Despite the advent of electronic entertainment—or maybe because of it—people can’t seem to get enough of book clubs. They help people feel included, bonded, and engaged. We love the idea of drawing people from the community to meet regularly and share their imaginations and hearts in a stimulating and secure environment.
The Kootenay Co-op Community Book Club is a year-long project that is FREE and open to anyone in the community. Each month from July 2018 to June 2019 (except December), a local person recognized in their field will choose a book and lead a discussion at the Nelson Public Library.
Discussions will take place on the third Thursday of each month, and registration for each discussion opens on the first of the preceding month (June 1 for the July 19 discussion, July 1 for August 16, etc.). For each book, the discussion leader will offer a brief commentary of the upcoming book and our staff volunteer Grant Cherwenuk will also be keeping a book club diary of his experience as a book club rookie.
July 19 2018—Marya Skrypiczajko: The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement by Nick Saul, Andrea Curtis.
Click here to find out more and sign up for the July discussion!
August 16 2018—Mike Stolte: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera.
Click here to find out more and sign up for the August discussion!
June 20 2019—Jon Steinman: Grocery Story – The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants, by Jon Steinman