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Open Canon Book Club

The Open Canon Book Club is an online book club whose goal is to introduce readers to voices and portrayals of the American experience they may not have otherwise encountered in their day-to-day lives, their education, or their book club meetings. Literary diversity plays a vital role in making us understood to one another, and this hope of understanding is the hinge upon which our democracy swings. 

Left Bank Books is one of many independent bookstores supporting this book club. We offer the books at a 20% discount the month before and the month of the book club. If you have any questions, please email Shane.

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2019 Titles

January: Shelter by Jung Yun

February: Round House by Louise Erdrich

March: Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

April: Read Between the Lines ny Jo Knowles

May: Whiskey & Ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith

June: Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen


Previous Titles: 2018

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Whiskey & Ribbons Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938235382
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hub City Press - March 6th, 2018

May 2019 Open Canon Book Club selection

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The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802124944
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

June 2019 Open Canon Book Club selection