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.

NEW! Otter Books is offering 10% off these titles for our Book Club Members! After you register for the discussion, show your confirmation email at Otter Books to get the deal.

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 read Grant’s Discussion Diary

August 16, 2018 — Mike Stolte: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting  by Milan Kundera.
Click here to read Grant’s Discussion Diary

September  20, 2018 — Anna Purcell: Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design  by Charles Montgomery
Click here to read Grant’s Discussion Diary

October 18, 2018 — Jon Meyer: Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

November 15, 2018 — Abra Brynne: All Over Creation by Ruth Ozeki 

January 17, 2019 — Lex Baas:Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

February 21 2019 — Shelley Adams: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande 

March 21 2019 — Bill Metcalfe: The Break by Katherena Vermette

April 18, 2019—Candace Batycki: The Reconciliation Manifesto: Recovering the Land, Rebuilding the Economy by Arthur ManuelRonald M. Derrickson

May 16, 2019—Lucas Myers: A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

June 20, 2019—Ari Derfel: The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge, M.D.

This month:

July 18, 2019—Jon Steinman: Grocery Story – The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants, by Jon Steinman

Click here to sign up for the July Discussion!