For nearly twenty years, Book Night has been a Thursday evening tradition in Cedar Springs. Book-lovers, with snacks and drinks in hand, meet in the lounge—while summer flows in through the screen doors—to discuss this, that and the other thing. It’s always a lively evening of far-ranging conversation—which is really what books clubs are about.

Book Night 2020, like all things this year, is adapting to our COVID times by abandoning the lounge for the time being, and re-locating to a zoom-room. Email Jann Ashley anytime and she’ll put you on the list to recieve the weekly zoom-link.  It’s okay if you haven’t read the book. And it’s okay if you zoom-attend on a hit-and-miss basis.

The conversation is always kicked off by the person assigned to presenting the book…and then it goes from there.

2020 Schedule





Thurs July 2

Five Wives

Joan Thomas


Thurs July 9

Full Disclosure

Beverly McLaughlin


Thurs July 16

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot


Thurs July 23

Eleanor Oliphant

Gail Honeyman


Thurs July 30

Nothing Scheduled

Thurs Aug 6

The Boy in the striped pajamas

John Boyne


Thurs Aug 13

Bad Blood

John Carreyrou


Thurs Aug 20

AGM, no Book Night

Thurs Aug 27

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens


Here’s Jann’s email:

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