B.Y.O.Book Begins Aug. 26 at Trumpet Blossom Cafe

by on August 5th, 2014

BYOB 2014

B.Y.O.Book, the Iowa City Public Library’s first-ever Books in Bars Book Club meetup, is back for a second round.

Join librarians Jason Paulios and Candice Smith as they discuss three books at three local drinking establishments in Iowa City on Aug. 26, Sept. 16, and Oct. 28.

B.Y.O.Book will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Trumpet Blossom Café, 310 E. Prentiss St., to discuss “Gulp : Adventures on the Alimentary Canal” by Mary Roach. Called “America’s funniest science writer” by The Washington Post, Roach’s investigation of the alimentary canal – also known as the digestive tract – is both informative and entertaining.

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, B.Y.O.Book will meet at The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., at 7 p.m. to talk about Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel, “A Visit from the Goon Squad.” Called “A new classic of American fiction” by Time magazine, “A Visit from the Goon Squad” is a collection of intertwined stories centered around a small group of people with ties to the music industry and/or each other.”

The final B.Y.O.Book meeting of 2014 will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Basta Pizzeria Ristorante, 121 Iowa Ave. This meeting will feature Tom Rachman’s debut novel “The Imperfectionists,” which follows the topsy-turvy private lives of the reporters and editors of an English-language newspaper in Rome.

Limited copies of all Books in Bars Book Club books are available for check out from Information Desk staff on the Library’s second floor.

Due to space limitations, registration is encouraged. To register, call the Library at (319) 356-5200.

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