A nationwide book club bringing readers together to
discuss some of the greatest books being published.
on October 24th
We had so much fun talking about An Absolutely Remarkable Thing with you in our stores last night. Naive and endearing, insecure and a little peeved about the hand she was dealt (like Greer from The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer and young Willa from Clock Dance by Anne Tyler), April May is sure she knows exactly how her life should play out. But Hank Green’s novel about fame and living online, growing up and finding out who you really are when things go off the rails is full of surprises for April May, her friends, and readers, which made it a terrific starting point for all kinds of spirited conversations—and new friendships.
by Hank Green
A wildly funny and thought-provoking debut novel about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger that we can't wait to discuss with other readers.
The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a reader’s guide and an essay from the author.
by Anne Tyler
An enchanting novel of hope, self-discovery, and second chances from the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. A story full of surprises we can’t wait to discuss with other readers.
The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a reader’s guide and an essay from the author. Join us to discuss in our stores on August 8th by signing up below.
by Meg Wolitzer
Discover Meg Wolitzer’s must-read novel, The Female Persuasion, a timely story about the ideals we all follow deep into adulthood, not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be.
The Barnes & Noble Book Club Exclusive Edition features a reader’s guide and a thought-provoking essay from the author.
Barnes & Noble will hold its third Book Club Night to discuss An Absolutely Remarkable Thing on Wednesday, October 24 at 7pm. Customers can sign up to attend the discussion at their local bookstore, or online. Our Cafés will be sampling food and beverages during the event, and each store will give away one signed copy of the book.Sign Up Now
We’re counting the days until we can talk openly (no spoilers!) with other readers about Hank Green’s wildly funny novel about fame, friendship, and growing up. Here’s Hank introducing his novel’s narrator (and more) in an exclusive video.
The immersion of a long read, the bond of great conversation, and the feeling he gets walking into a Barnes & Noble are just a few of Hank Green’s favorite things. Find out more when you watch the second act of our exclusive interview.
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
“I set out to write a book about aliens and First Contact and a cascade of weirdness that kept getting weirder. I wanted it to be a story of good people in a weird situation. But, also, aliens are so often just a fresh way to look at ourselves. What I also realized halfway through writing this book was that while the Carls were aliens, they were also just fame.”
Read Green’s full essay in our Book Club Exclusive Edition. SHOP NOW
What does any reader (especially a bookseller) love more than reading or recommending books?
Simple: Talking about books with another reader. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is Hank Green’s debut novel, the third selection of our Book Club, and readers across America came together at their local B&N stores to talk about this fun and thoughtful novel with each other. Some readers brought friends and family with them, others made new friends as they dug deep into this story that pops (even as it asks serious questions about fame and growing up), and shared their own experiences and interpretations and thoughts about An Absolutely Remarkable Thing.
We’ll be discussing An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green in our stores at our next Book Club event on October 24th, and we hope to see you there. Registration is free at your local B&N store or online. SIGN UP NOW