BOOK CLUBS FOR ADULTS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 11TH & 18TH / 10-11 AM / 3-PART BOOK STUDY (DISCUSSION + STRENGTH TRAINING CLASS) @ LEVEL UP HEALTH & FITNESS IN NILES
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH / 4-6 PM / BOOK DISCUSSION + PAIRED CANDLE MAKING CLASS @ EDGEWATER CANDLES
Chicago Candle Maker Mark Towns will be sharing the magic behind his candle making process in Edgewater Candles' space, while demonstrating how to make candles that compliment the featured story: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. Before our book discussion, you'll get to create your own candles, make custom labels for your products, & ask any questions you might have for Mark. Stick around for shopping after the event & GET 20% OFF STORE-WIDE too!
SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH / 3-5 PM / BOOK DISCUSSION +/OR PAIRED WRITING WORKSHOP @ NEW BOOK JOY
Local Chicago Writer Allison Baxter* will be leading our Writing Workshop, sharing different foundation activities to get our untold stories down on paper from 3-4 PM in New Book Joy's upstairs Reading Lounge (right before our book discussion from 4-5 PM). We'll turn a grocery list into a protagonist and write a quick plot inspired by our shopping receipts, learn how to obtain a publisher, find out about unexpected pitfalls and celebrations, and get the inside scoop about how some books explode and others are overlooked. Stick around for shopping after the event & GET 10% OFF STORE-WIDE too!
MORE READING FUN FOR ADULTS
FEBRUARY 1ST - 29TH / WINE WEEKENDS
BOOK CLUB CAMP FOR KIDS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH / 3-4 PM / BOOK DISCUSSION & DIY GRAPHIC NOVEL @ NEW BOOK JOY
Young Readers (3rd-5th Grade) - Join us for a Book Discussion and Paired DIY Graphic Novel art activity inspired by The Cardboard Kingdom: Snow and Sorcery by Chad Sell! Sign up to reserve your spot and get a physical copy of the book to read before we meet as a full Book Club group...
MORE READING FUN FOR KIDS
FEBRUARY 24TH / 1-2 PM / TOOTH FAIRY PALOOZA STORYTIME, AUTHOR SIGNING, CRAFTS & GAMES @ NEW BOOK JOY
This magical event includes a special read-aloud with Diane Mizwicki, author of Brave Blondie (a story of a Tooth Fairy's misadventures), along with a curated display of our other favorite Tooth Fairy stories and paired small-business goodies.
MORE READING FUN FOR ALL AGES
FREE EVENT - NO TICKETS!
BOOK CLUB TASTING EXPERIENCES - A NEW FLIGHT EVERY 3 MONTHS!
Adult Readers (GROWN-UPS 21+) - Join us for a Book Discussion and/or Paired Activity... NOTE: Pre-reading is recommended, but not required for the paired activities!
FEBRUARY '23 - APRIL '24 / WINTER BOOK CLUB - SMOKY SIPS WITH A TWIST
After you sign up, we'll send you a blind tasting survey of 4 books via email, then match you with a book & discussion group. You'll have 6 WEEKS TO READ YOUR TITLE & ANY ADDITIONAL BOOKS you choose from our themed flight...
Readers of Chicagoland & beyond will join us in our New Book Joy Booktique & Reading Lounge (or virtually via Zoom) on the scheduled dates & times for a 1 HOUR BOOK DISCUSSION & *OPTIONAL* 1 HOUR PAIRED ACTIVITY (think food or drink tastings or a fun class) inspired by the chosen title(s)... Sometimes we'll even have a pop-up Book Club adventure at our favorite local small businesses too - stay tuned for the reveal of our next events COMING SOON!