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Book Club Pick From the Ivy Bookshop – The Ivy Book Club

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A little known fact: There are over 80 book clubs throughout the city of Baltimore (and beyond) that are registered with The Ivy Bookshop. Starting this week, Baltimore Fishbowl will feature a current read from a local book club that is currently registered with the Ivy. Lucky for us, their pics are noted online at Club Ivy.

This week’s pick from the The Ivy Bookclub.

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American Pastoral: American Trilogy (1) (Paperback)

$15.95
Usually Ships in 1-5 days

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As the American century draws to an uneasy close, Philip Roth gives us a novel of unqualified greatness that is an elegy for all our century’s promises of prosperity, civic order, and domestic bliss. Roth’s protagonist is Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, who grows up in the booming postwar years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit his father’s glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swede’s beautiful American luck deserts him.  Click to view more.

 

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The Ivy Bookshop is Baltimore’s literary bookstore.We actively support book clubs and their members throughout the city.

As a registered Club Ivy member, you are entitled to a number of benefits:

1 Club Ivy participants will receive a 10% discount on all book club purchases.
2 Upon request, The Ivy will host catered book club meetings for its registered clubs.
3 Registered Club Ivy members will be invited to participate in publisher-sponsored receptions and other book events, some of them invitation-only.

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6080 Falls Road

Baltimore, MD 21209

 

MMAE Women’s Book Club Pick From The Ivy Bookshop – An Officer And A Spy

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A little known fact: There are over 80 book clubs throughout the city of Baltimore (and beyond) that are registered with The Ivy Bookshop. Baltimore Fishbowl features weekly a current read from a local book club registered with the Ivy. Lucky for us, the clubs’ picks are noted online at Club Ivy.

This week’s pick from the MMAE Women’s Book Club:

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An Officer And A Spy: A Novel (Hardcover)

$27.95
Usually Ships in 1-5 days

Town and Country Book Club Pick From The Ivy Bookshop: The Coffee Trader

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A little known fact: There are over 80 book clubs throughout the city of Baltimore (and beyond) that are registered with The Ivy Bookshop. Baltimore Fishbowl features weekly a current read from a local book club registered with the Ivy. Lucky for us, the clubs’ picks are noted online at Club Ivy.

This week’s pick from the Town and Country Book Club:

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The Coffee Trader (Paperback)

$15.00
Usually Ships in 1-5 days

Amsterdam, 1659: On the world’s first commodities exchange, fortunes are won and lost in an instant. Miguel Lienzo, a sharp-witted trader in the city’s close-knit community of Portuguese Jews, knows this only too well. Once among the city’s most envied merchants, Miguel has suddenly lost everything. Now, impoverished and humiliated, living in his younger brother’s canal-flooded basement, Miguel must find a way to restore his wealth and reputation.

Miguel enters into a partnership with a seductive Dutchwoman who offers him one last chance at success—a daring plot to corner the market of an astonishing new commodity called “coffee.” To succeed, Miguel must risk everything he values and face a powerful enemy who will stop at nothing to see him ruined. Miguel will learn that among Amsterdam’s ruthless businessmen, betrayal lurks everywhere, and even friends hide secret agendas.

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The Ivy Bookshop is Baltimore’s literary bookstore.We actively support book clubs and their members throughout the city.

As a registered Club Ivy member, you are entitled to a number of benefits:

1 Club Ivy participants will receive a 10% discount on all book club purchases.
2 Upon request, The Ivy will host catered book club meetings for its registered clubs.
3 Registered Club Ivy members will be invited to participate in publisher-sponsored receptions and other book events, some of them invitation-only.

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6080 Falls Road

Baltimore, MD 21209

 

Book Club Picks from The Ivy Bookshop – Book Worm Book Club

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A little known fact: There are over 80 book clubs throughout the city of Baltimore (and beyond) that are registered with The Ivy Bookshop. Starting this week, Baltimore Fishbowl will feature a current read from a local book club that is currently registered with the Ivy. Lucky for us, their pics are noted online at Club Ivy.

This week’s pick from the Book Worm Book Club:

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  The Dark Side Of Camelot (Paperback)

  $18.00

This monumental work of investigative journalism reveals the Kennedy White House as never before. With its meticulously documented & compulsively readable portrait of John F. Kennedy as a man whose reckless personal behavior imperiled his presidency, The Dark Side of Camelot sparked a firestorm of controversy upon its initial publication – becoming a runaway bestseller & one of the year’s most talked-about books. Now in paperback, this watershed work will continue to provoke public discussion as the debate intensifies over what constitutes proper personal & political behavior on the part of our nation’s leaders.

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The Ivy Bookshop is Baltimore’s literary bookstore.We actively support book clubs and their members throughout the city.

As a registered Club Ivy member, you are entitled to a number of benefits:

1 Club Ivy participants will receive a 10% discount on all book club purchases.
2 Upon request, The Ivy will host catered book club meetings for its registered clubs.
3 Registered Club Ivy members will be invited to participate in publisher-sponsored receptions and other book events, some of them invitation-only.

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6080 Falls Road

Baltimore, MD 21209

 

Book Club Picks from The Ivy Bookshop – Reading Between the Wines Book Club

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A little known fact:  There are over 80 book clubs throughout the city of Baltimore (and beyond) that are registered with The Ivy Bookshop.  Starting this week, Baltimore Fishbowl will feature a current read from a local book club that is currently registered with the Ivy.  Lucky for us, their pics are noted online at Club Ivy.
This week’s pick from Reading Between the Wines

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Still Life With Bread Crumbs (Hardcover)

$26.00


 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rise and Shine, Blessings, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life

Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.

Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of seven novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, and Still Life with Bread Crumbs. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a number one New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud andThinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.

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The Ivy Bookshop is Baltimore’s literary bookstore.We actively support book clubs and their members throughout the city.

As a registered Club Ivy member, you are entitled to a number of benefits:

1    Club Ivy participants will receive a 10% discount on all book club purchases.
2    Upon request, The Ivy will host catered book club meetings for its registered clubs.

3    Registered Club Ivy members will be invited to participate in publisher-sponsored receptions and other book events, some of them invitation-only.

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6080 Falls Road

Baltimore, MD 21209 

Tomorrow at The Ivy Bookshop- Author Martin Goldsmith Discusses: Alex’s Wake

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Martin Goldsmith presents his latest book,  ‘Alex’s Wake’

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 7:00pm

Martin Goldsmith recounts his journey in the footsteps of his grandfather and uncle, two of the passengers on the ill-fated SS St. Louis.

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Event of the Day: “Deadly Harvest” Discussion and Book Signing at The Ivy Bookshop

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From the Baltimore Fishbowl events page…

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
7:00pm
The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road

Join Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip (who write together as Michael Stanley) on Wednesday, May 1 when they come to The Ivy to read from and sign their most recent Detective Kubu mystery, Deadly Harvest.

Set in Botswana, Deadly Harvest tracks a series of murders and a mysterious witch doctor whose nefarious potions might hold the key to a web of missing persons.

Need a Book Selection? Get Some Ideas from the Pros

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When the folks at the Ivy Bookshop told us representatives from Random House were coming to talk about its new season of books, we were looking forward to learning about new titles for our book group reading lists.  Then Superstorm Sandy came and the event had to be rescheduled.  Now the reps are coming and, as it turns out, the timing is even better: we can get ideas for holiday gift giving, too!  Join us Monday night, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ivy Bookshop as we listen to representatives from Random House make book suggestions. Here’s the best part: Random House will offer some pre-release copies of new books at the presentation.  Now, wouldn’t that make a nice gift?

To RSVP, please call 410-377-2966, or email the Ivy at [email protected] .

Join Random House reps at the Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road  on Monday, November 19 at 6:30 p.mTo learn more about the many benefits of registering your book club with the Ivy, visit the Book Clubs page at the Ivy Bookshop website.

 

Best of the (Multi-Volume) Book Fest

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Where? Mount Vernon Place — 600 North Charles Street

When? Today through Sunday

You can pretty much count on the (free!) Baltimore Book Festival to bring three things to town, one, moody weather, two, difficult parking, three, a surprise ending, with an abundant array of writers broad enough to please every citizen.

Because the big list of festival options, from literary authors to Mexican-food-made-easy cookbook writers, from chocolate tasting to manuscript editing, art-of-erotica panels to poetry performances, can be overwhelming, check our personal picks. Tour the efficient website schedule for more detailed information.

Friday, 2-4 — Free Friday Feedback: Got Lit? Get Feedback!

Join CityLit Project’s Gregg Wilhelm and graduate students in the University of Baltimore’s nationally acclaimed MFA program for free one-on-one discussions of your own writing. Authors and poets can bring up to five pages of prose or two poems.

Friday, 5 — James Waller, Drinkology Beer

After you’ve bared your writing soul, have a drink. James Waller is a writer, editor and author of Drinkology, Drinkology Wine and his latest, Drinkology Beer. He’ll discuss his favorite brews–site suggests even diehard beer lovers can learn a thing or two.

Sat, 2 — Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Website raves, “Author, poet and screenwriter Sherman Alexie was named one of The New Yorker’s 20 top writers for the 21st century. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author’s own experiences, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.”

Sat, 4:30 — Harriss Poetry Prize

“2010 Harriss Poetry Prize winner Bruce Sager reads from his winning chapbook Famous (CityLit Press, 2011). Special reading by prize honoree Clarinda Harriss. Hosted by Gregg Wilhelm.”

Sunday, noon — Victoria Vox

The incomparable Victoria Vox sings winning original songs whilst strumming her ukulele.

Sunday, 3 — Novels in Stories

Eric D. Goodman’s Tracks and Susi Wyss’s The Civilized World are novel novels in stories. Hosted by Dave Rosenthal, Baltimore Sun.

Sunday, 4:30 — Novelists of Note Panel Discussion

Hear bestselling and award-winning authors Myla Goldberg, The False Friend, Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Second Nature: A Love Story, and Lisa Unger, Darkness, My Old Friend, discuss their blockbusters.

Sunday, 6 — Laura Lippman, The Most Dangerous Thing

End the fest with a reading by Baltimore’s own mega-award-winning crime writer, and have a very safe trip home. 

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