Dark Fantasy – no kidding

Library-at-Mount-Char-book-coverWow, our latest book was dark Fantasy indeed, but so worth the trip. We’re meeting tonight, Tuesday 9/27, to discuss “The Library at Mount Char” by Scott Hawkins. We’ll be on the left-hand-side bar of Napper Tandy’s at 7:30 pm – join us!


Security-book-coverCopies of October’s book is in, so come and get it. The audio version is available for instant streaming and download through hoopla digital, but we highly recommend reading the paper copy – you’ll see why. For October, we’ll be reading a mystery thriller by Gina Wohlsdorf, “Security.” Her debut novel is cinematic in nature, paying tribute to both Alfred Hitchcock and Daphne du Maurier. Pick up a copy at Reference and join us at Napper Tandy’s on Tuesday October 25 at 7:30 pm. Cheers!


Not a library I ever want to visit

Library-at-Mount-Char-book-cover“Carolyn, blood-drenched and barefoot, walked alone down the two-lane stretch of blacktop that the Americans called Highway 78.” So opens the contemporary dark fantasy, “The Library at Mount Char” by Scott Hawkins, our Titles on Tap book for September. The story follows a group of people who call themselves “librarians.” They were all raised by a man they call “Father,” who has been to them father, teacher, god, and tormentor – and who is now missing. Is this a weird brainwashed cult living on a compound? Are we looking at a near-future dystopia, and does the America we know still exist? Can the librarians’ strange abilities possibly be real, or are they pure imagination? What power does the Father hold, and if he’s really gone, which librarian will usurp that power?

Beautiful and brutal, this book is hard to put down. We have copies of the book and audiobook at Reference, and the audio is available for instant download from hoopla. Pick up a copy and join us on Tuesday September 27 at 7:30 pm at Napper Tandy’s in Norwood. If the weather is still nice, hey, we might try the deck, otherwise we’ll be in the left-hand-side bar. Cheers!