Sunday, January 8th from 4:30 to 5:30pm
The Emerald City Book Club NORMALLY meets the FIRST SUNDAY of the month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in our Events Room, to chat about the featured book – we're moving it to January 8th this time to avoid any New Year's Day scheduling difficulties. We sometimes begin the meetings with a "Comics 101" introduction giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion!
The featured book for the next meeting will be announced at the end of the current ECBC meeting. That book is 20% OFF for the month leading up to its ECBC meeting! (The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs). If the featured book is a later volume in a series and you haven't read the earlier volumes, just let us know at the register and we'll give you 20% off THOSE volumes too!
You can purchase the discounted book in-store or online:
This month's featured book is...
(W/A/CA) Marjane Satrapi
Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir. Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming – both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up. Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom – Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.