Don’t Miss Tonight’s B&N Book Club Discussion!
Join us at 7:00pm tonight (May 7th) at your local B&N store to meet fellow readers and talk about our April Selection, Lost Roses.
Now Monthly!
The Barnes & Noble
Book Club

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

Our May
Selection
The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
The Guest Book
by Sarah Blake
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Our May
Selection

An American family navigates a rapidly changing world in an unforgettable story of secrets and betrayals, loyalty and legacy.

The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes an original essay from Sarah that takes readers behind the scenes of The Guest Book and a reading group guide.

Our April
Selection
Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly
Lost Roses
by Martha Hall Kelly
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Our April
Selection

An incredible story of political and personal revolution — and the lengths people will go to protect themselves, their families — and strangers.

The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes an original essay from Martha that takes readers behind the scenes of Lost Roses and a reading group guide.

Our March
Selection
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
The Island of Sea Women
by Lisa See
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Our March
Selection

An unforgettable story of friendship, family, and secrets that transports readers to the most pivotal moments of modern Korean history.

The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes an original essay from Lisa that takes readers behind the scenes of The Island of Sea Women and a reading group guide.

Our February
Selection
The Last Romantics: A Novel by Tara Conklin
The Last Romantics: A Novel
by Tara Conklin
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Our 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 June 11

For what’s sure to be a lively discussion about this unforgettable and utterly relatable story of the ties that bind us to family and home.

The B&N Podcast: Sarah Blake
The bestselling author joins us to talk about the inspiration behind her sweeping new novel.
Why We Love The Guest Book

An epic, emotionally resonant read

Intricately plotted, clear-eyed, and thought-provoking, The Guest Book is as emotionally satisfying as Sarah’s previous bestseller, The Postmistress. This is an epic story of family and identity that will remind some readers of the early novels of John Irving, as it cuts across decades. From New York City to Berlin and a remote island off the coast of Maine, readers follow the Milton family as they navigate uncharted — and for some of them, unexpected — territory. Readers won’t always agree with the choices these characters make, but there’s so much to discuss here that they won’t want to put this story down. Packed with unforgettable characters and all of the What ifs and Would Is readers love to discuss with other readers, this engaging story is perfect for book clubs, which is why we’ve made it our May 2019 Barnes & Noble Book Club selection.

From Our
Exclusive Edition
Sarah Blake on The Guest Book

“I wanted to write a multigenerational novel whose plot thought backward through three generations of a family to explore the way in which the past lives inside the present; how we echo our parents’ and our grandparents’ voices without knowing whose they are, and repeat gestures without knowing what we do. I was especially interested in the way generations continue blindly forward by remembering in fragments. And I wanted to show how we remember, and most of all, how we forget, by choosing what we don’t tell. I wanted to set it all in one place, in the same old house on an island, but move back and forth through time so the ghosts of past and present and future were always in the rooms, sitting in the same chairs and clearing the same plates.”

Read Sarah Blake’s full essay in our exclusive edition.

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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 Guest Book is the fifth 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?

Our B&N Book Club is Now Monthly!

We all had so much fun talking books together at our first three book club nights in 2018 — so much so that customers and booksellers kept asking for more, and now 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.