Epilogue’s Steeped Stories Society


What if we said you could discover a new-to-you book every month, drink several cups-worth of coffee or tea, and access the discussion part of a book club without ever leaving your home?
Choose a book below to get started on your next reading adventure with us!



What if we said you could discover a new book, drink several cups-worth of coffee or tea, and access the discussion part of a book club without ever leaving your home?

What if we told you the books are handpicked by us, the coffee/tea is local, and you can take part (or not) in the discussion whenever you want?

Well, you can and they are! Epilogue’s Read of the Month Club is now a monthly subscription service where you can choose:

  • one of three books handpicked by our booksellers
  • bag of Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee or a 6oz box of Killer Toffee
  • to participate in our virtual discussion boards for each book

What you can expect from us:

  • time-buried treasures, small press discoveries, queer characters, dark humor, underrepresented voices, not-canon-but-should-be classics, absurdist themes, books in translation…basically, a collection of the non-traditional titles you know we love
  • the occasional surprise (chocolate bars, anyone?)
  • free shipping
  • an email at the end of each month reminding you to choose your next pick (while your subscription lasts)

Pick a book below to get started on your next reading adventure!

September’s Book Choices:

Book 1: Tears of the Trufflepig by Fernando A. Flores

“When food shortages have devastated the world’s population, scientists found a way to make synthetic food. When scientists realized they could also bring back once-extinct species, the rich found a way to exploit the science to feast on these delicacies.
The result reads like a narcotic-fueled, hallucinogenic parallel universe where pigs can fly (yes, literally), cartels sell genetically-modified creatures to the super wealthy, and morality is less an ideal than a speed bump. Yet, somehow, this reality’s ugliness is all too relatable.






Book 2: The Nancy Reagan Collection by Maxe Crandall

The Nancy Reagan Collection by Maxe Crandall (2020, Trade ...

The Nancy Reagan Collection, by poet/director/playwright Maxe Crandall, is a genre-defying book that acts as a reminiscence on, response to, and revenge against the global carnage wreaked by the Reagan Administration. Crandall, who grew up queer and trans during the HIV/AIDS crisis, fills this book with facts that intermingle with fantasy and glamorous, hallucinogenic poetry; at times it reads like a prophet’s dying dream. It is a rabbit hole of twisting narratives and (in)famous narrators. If you squint, you might find some delicious parallels with Derek Jarman’s Blue, but the guts of this thing are redder than the ex-First Lady’s ghoulish wardrobe.

Central America, the prison-industrial complex boom, and their deafening silence on AIDS are among the many evils that Crandall exhumes, but I’m personally not here to put the Reagans on trial. I’m here to dance on their graves.”





Book 3: Sweet Days of Discipline by Fleur Jaeggy



“Don’t let the short nature of this novel fool you – it packs a serious punch. A cult classic about two girls at boarding school, this work is as moody as Jeffrey Eugenides’ Virgin Suicides with an added layer of obsessive platonic lesbian romance. This novel is unmissable and unforgettable. Perfect for watching the leaves fall, sipping on a latte, and enjoying the aesthetic of it all.”


Epilogue’s Steeped Stories Society

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