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Month: August 2016

Book Club Brunch – Chapter 7

Whitney here with your weekly wrap-up! I had a blind date this week with a brand new book club (don’t worry, I’ll never leave you!), and it was simultaneously terrifying and awesome to have some more in-person conversations about all the books I’ve been loving (and hating). It got me thinking – How can we […]

Book Review | Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J.K. Rowling

This post contains spoilers for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. You’ve been warned. Harry Potter (obviously spoken in a British accent) Just thinking about this series of books and all the characters within makes me happy. I read all the books growing up, saw all the films in theater, went to the midnight bookstore […]

Top 10 | Best Reads for Pride Month

In honor of Pride Month, which is celebrated each year for the month of June. Here at Imaginary Book Club, we love that we have many opportunities to celebrate authors who identify as LGBTQ as well as books which feature LGBTQ characters. One way we’re celebrating this month is through our Book Club selection – The […]

For Love of Bookstores | Powell’s Books

You have probably heard of Powell’s bookstore, because it’s huge and famous. Well Powell’s actually has 5 locations: the City of Books in downtown Portland, Powell’s Books and Powell’s Books for Home and Garden both on Hawthorne (which will be getting integrated into one store later this year), Powell’s Books at PDX out at the […]

TOP 10 | Fourth of July Reads

Ahh, the Fourth of July. Independence Day. America’s Birthday. Can you think of a more quintessential American holiday? While I appreciate a good barbecue and fireworks just as much as the next American, this holiday has a particular importance to me. As a history buff, July 4th will always be a reminder of the amazing […]

For Love of Bookstores | The Book Thing, Baltimore, MD

On March 3rd of this year, I think all of Baltimore shed a collective tear for The Book Thing. After serving as a major Baltimore institution for more than 20 years, The Book Thing caught fire. Baltimore fire crews responded to the fire on early Wednesday, leaving the formerly glorious shelves full of charred, soggy […]

May 2016 | Imaginary Book Club

Posted by Whitney | May 30, 2016 | Bookish Musings | A few weeks back, Jenny at The Bloggess ask “Comfort books. Is this even a thing?” She was talking about those books that you read over and over because they are comforting and make you feel good, even if you have no idea why […]

Book Review | The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins

I know this must happen countless times in circles of book lovers. This book came highly recommended, from several different people, all with the same phrase used to describe it: It’s like Gone Girl! Now, first, those people were wrong. This book is not like Gone Girl. Gone Girl was a phenomenon of epic proportions, […]

April 2016 | Imaginary Book Club

Posted by Austyn | Apr 29, 2016 | Book Club | Back in March, Whitney put together a fun post on who would be in her Imaginary Book Club. While it’s fun to speculate about all our fantasy book club members, we always want to give you the chance to know a bit more about […]

For Love of Bookstores Archives | Imaginary Book Club

by Austyn | Jul 11, 2016 | For Love of Bookstores | 2 | You have probably heard of Powell’s bookstore, because it’s huge and famous. Well Powell’s… Read More by Whitney | Jun 13, 2016 | For Love of Bookstores | 4 | On March 3rd of this year, I think all of Baltimore […]