Hagaman Memorial Library’s Book Banter: A New Virtual Book Club and Discussion Group for Twenty and Thirty-Somethings! Join us on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. for a Discussion of “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore”” by Robin Sloan

Book Banter is a new virtual book club and discussion group for twenty and thirty-somethings! Join us for a discussion of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. via Google Meet!

A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle

The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything―instead, they “check out” large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele’s behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.

The audiobook of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is available for free (to stream or download) with your Hagaman Memorial Library card on Hoopla Digital. It is also available in print version at the library. Please call the library at 203-468-3890 to place a hold on the print version of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour BookstoreThe discussion will take place on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. via Google Meet!

Interested in joining Book Banter? Please contact Dedee at dbaker@biblio.org.