The Tea Cozy Book Club
Welcome to This House of Books inaugural book club! Each month in 2018 we’ll be featuring a member-owner’s new or recently published book – mostly fiction, with perhaps a few surprises. If there’s no member-owner new release, we’ll look for a great regional author to feature that month.
The list below is just the handful of 2018 new releases we’ve been able to confirm. Each month there will be an author event or a book club meeting led by either the author themselves or This House of Books staff or members. When possible, the discussion will be author guided, either in person, via Skype, or with author-provided discussion points. Timing and selections may depend on shifting publication dates, author availability, and other considerations beyond the bookstore’s control, but every month we’ll bring you a book we love, with strong local ties. If you don’t see your favorite local author on the list, please mention their name to us! The focus will be on fiction, but we may also include book club-appropriate nonfiction or poetry.
Here’s how it works: Copies of the month’s selection will be available in-store for purchase. Read the book, making notes for yourself in the margins or wherever you prefer to notate your reading. Come to the store and enjoy and take part in the discussion on the scheduled evening. That’s it! Local bookvana unlocked!
Our February meeting features Carrie La Seur and her latest, The Weight of an Infinite Sky. We will meet at the bookstore on February 13, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:00.
Plans for future meetings (subject to change)
- March: Elisa Lorello, love, wylie
- April: Laura Pritchett, The Blue Hour (paperback)
- May: David Abrams, Brave Deeds
- June: Christine Carbo, A Sharp Solitude
- July: Jamie Ford, Love and Other Consolation Prizes
- August: Gwen Florio, Silent Hearts
- September: Keith McCafferty, Cold Hearted River
- October: Danell Jones, An African in Imperial London: The Indomitable Life of A.B.C. Merriman-Labor
- November: Christine Carbo, A Sharp Solitude
- December: TBA
Some people join book clubs to expand their mind. Others join to meet new people. Regardless of your motivation, you've come to the right place to get connected. You can follow our activities on BookClubHub (free registration required).
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
Each month simply come to the store on the night of the discussion. Pick up a copy of the book in store prior to the event.
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Do I need to live near This House of Books to be a member?
No! You can keep track of hometown and regional authors wherever you are by ordering the book from This House of Books book club. We’re happy to mail anywhere.
How do I get the Tea Cozy Book Club book selections?
In the month before the meeting for a particular book (see the list above), we will have some of the Book Club books in stock, but the best way to guarantee that you will be able to get the book in time is to order it. You can place your order in any of three ways:
- by telephoning the store at 406-534-1133,
- by sending an email to our General Manager, or
- by ordering online using the links below.
Whatever ordering method you choose, you can elect to have the order shipped directly to you or you can pick it up in the store. Naturally, we will charge for shipping the book(s) but there is NEVER shipping charge if you have your book order delivered to our store.
Can I get my book signed by the author?
Whenever possible we’ll have the author in the store to sign books personally.
Will there be an online community associated with the Tea Cozy Book Club?
At this point, nothing has been set up. If this is something that you would like to see and something in which you will participate, please reach out to us.