Book lovers nationwide have watched on pins and needles as the retail world goes through its rapid and relentless shake up. Books are a thing of the past, and yet somehow we have watched our great hero continue on with no less than 632 operating locations still remaining!
The war is not over, technology has rendered books futile, Amazon has stolen their exclusive market, and the Millennials’ long to spend their hard earned cash on experience over product. So how can they battle all three in one grand swoop? Start a book club!
This club will bring bodies to the store. Meeting for book clubs has long been a thing that community groups have done in Barnes and Nobles. This book club will provide exclusive product to encourage in store purchasing. It will excite readers about literature while surrounded by wall to wall book bindings.
The first meeting will be held in the evening Wednesday, May 2nd 6-7 pm at all 632 Barnes & Nobles locations! Attendees will receive an exclusive edition of the book, a free coffee and cookie form the cafe’ and the chance to win a signed copy.
I have not read The Female Persuasion, which is the book that Barnes and Nobles is pushing at this event, and it may be the only reason I may or may not attend this first meeting. I feel if they are wanting to open themselves up to a wider audience then they would have chosen a book intended for a wider range of audience. Men enjoy book club too, and premise of the book aside, the title alone is polarizing and comes off as politically charged. When I research further #metoo, feminism, and success are all coin terms I find in most of the reviews.
I want a book club that’s enlightening and fresh. If I’m leaving my home to sit in a room of strangers I want a book that won’t make for stressful conversations that follow in the same circles that are echoed on my computer at home. I want to leave the book club inspired by literature, not prepped for a boxing match.
I want so badly a chance to get to know some neighbors in my community, but I don’t know if the topics this book may muster is exactly first date material.
Have you read the book? Are you planning on checking out this season’s Barnes and Nobles Book Club Meeting?