Saturday, July 11, 2020

Try out the Folger Shakespeare Library's new virtual book club


Join the Folger as we search the stacks for our favorite novels inspired by Shakespeare and the early modern era.

Held on the first Thursday of the month, this informal Book Club is free and open to all. Our picks range from historical fiction to adaptations of Shakespeare's plays and will be sourced from a different indie bookstore each month.

To spark the discussion, Folger staff will be on hand to provide historical context and speak to relevant items from the library collection.

Grab your reading glasses and make a plan to join us for our first session on Thursday, August 6, at 6:30pm (EDT) when we'll be talking about Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

Participation is free, but registration is required. Sessions will be conducted through Zoom, so keep an eye on your inbox the day before for an access link, along with recommendations for quick bites and beverages to enjoy while we chat.

Register to join us for the discussion

Hope to see you there!

Station Eleven

by Emily St. John Mandel

Thursday, August 6 at 6:30pm (EDT)

Twenty years after a devastating pandemic arrives in North America, an actor in a traveling Shakespeare troupe confronts a new threat to her carefully rebuilt world. Overlapping timelines and gorgeous prose mark this captivating exploration of how we create beauty in the face of great loss.

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