Classic Book Club

Meeting Date:  second Tuesday of each month

Time:  6:00 p.m.     

Place:  Watermark Cafe

Leader:  Shirley Wells

This group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the cafe or basement--wherever there's room--to discuss classic works by great authors—modern classics as well as the old gems.  Retired English-teacher-turned-Watermark-bookseller Shirley Wells will be leading the discussions. And be sure to "Like" us on our Facebook page--Watermark Classic Book Club   

A Short Introduction to Classic Book Club:

1. What book has been your group's favorite selection this past year?  Why?  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte and Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker were the top two choices.  Both books surprised us with their originality and depth.  And they show the range of classics that we read as well--one published in 1848 and the other in 1962.

2. How would you describe your book club to a prospective member?  The Classic Book Club reads books that are considered "classics"--ones that have withstood the test of time, whether that time period is over 200 years or 30 years. We especially love discovering "forgotten classics" and finally reading those books that have been on our To-Be-Read List.  A new visitor to the Classic Book Club can expect both light-hearted and serious discussions of that month's selection, as well as lots of laugher, conviviality, and "what else are you reading?" conversations.

See what we're reading this quarter as listed below. To see an archived list of our past reading selections, click HERE.

The Scarlet Letter Cover Image
By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert Milder (Introduction by), Tom Perrotta (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143107668
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - December 1st, 2015

May 8, 2018:  The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 


Angle of Repose Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101872765
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - November 4th, 2014

June 12 (first half) & July 10 (second half):  Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner


Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays (FSG Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374531386
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - October 28th, 2008

August 14, 2018:  Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion


Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345806543
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

September 11, 2018:  Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin