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, a tin of our árbolito tea, 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: Of Kings and Things by Count Eric Stanislaus Stenbock
Book 2: Green Girl and Girls by Kate Zambreno
“Hallucinatory and disjointed, this is a book about performance. It’s cerebral and mottled, the writer and media references (through book quotes, film, and major touchstones like Barbie) providing signposts as we weave through Ruth’s harried mental state. Ruth is playing a part. She is aware of being watched and dissected by society’s cult-like obsession with beauty and gendered performance; she is aware, as a shopgirl, that she is selling it. She is empty, a void of a person stuffed so full of expectations and demands she ceases to exist. As vulnerable as she is, she is also bold and vicious and messy and fighting for herself (except, you know, when she’s not).”
Book 3: Don’t Let Them See You Like This by Jasmine Gibson
“This book will have you reading a poem multiple times and you will find a new meaning each time. A intricate mix of longing, politics, sensuality expressed throughout the book. As you read you cant help but ask yourself how something so political, specifically those who are oppressed can be juxtaposed to the body and sexuality. Poetry that calls tor examination of present day society in a way I had never seen before.”