BookClub

Weekly book clubs alternating between the classics and graphic novels

​Join fellow enthusiasts and expert literary facilitators to discuss classics and graphic novels in the park’s outdoor Reading Room. Stop by the Reading Room before our events and get your free book for the discussion, available while supply lasts.

Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press and Penguin Random House. All events are free and open to the public.

June 4, 2019 - August 13, 2019
Tuesdays, 12:30pm

See the entire BookClub lineup below. Visit the Reading Room for more information and programs.

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Classics BookClub Schedule

June 4, 18, July 2, 16, 30, August 13
12:30pm

June 4: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Hosted by Kayleen Schaefer, Text Me When You Get Home

June 18: The Gallic War by Julius Caesar
Hosted by Barry Strauss, Ten Caesars

July 2: On Murder by Thomas De Quincey
Hosted by Abbigail N. Rosewood, If I Had Two Lives

July 16: Villette by Charlotte Brontë
Hosted by H. S. Cross, Grievous

July 30: The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Hosted by James Mustich, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

August 13: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Hosted by J. A. Dauber, Mayhem and Madness

Graphic Novel BookClub Schedule

June 11, 25, July 9, 23, August 6
12:30pm

June 11: Mera: Tidebreaker (DC Comics) with Danielle Paige, Writer

June 25: Kodansha Manga Comics
Hosted by Ben Applegate, Director of Publishing Services, Penguin Random House

July 9: Archie at Riverdale High Vol. 2 (Archie Comics) with Thomas Pitilli, Illustrator

July 23: We Are Here Forever (Quirk Books) with Michelle Gish, Writer and Illustrator

August 6: Dear Justice League (DC Comics) with Michael Northrop, Writer