The Martian

Andy Weir

Apr 7 – 318 Cafe

Apr 14 - Republic, 7p

Apr 21- Happy Gnome, 6:15p

(doors 5pm)


We Were Liars

E. Lockhart

May 5 - 318 Cafe

May 12 - Republic, 7p

May 19 - Amsterdam, 6:15p

(doors 5pm)


The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins

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    Reinventing the Book Club

    Books & Bars is an open public book club show. We provide a unique atmosphere for a lively discussion of interesting authors, fun people, good food and social lubrication (liquid courage). You’re invited to our meetings with moderator Jeff Kamin and other spirited characters  3 Tuesdays each month.  1st Tue at 318 Cafe in Excelsior, 2nd Tue Minneapolis Republic – Calhoun Square  & 3rd Tue St. Paul The Happy Gnome
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    MN’s Best Reading Series

    City Pages: Best Of The Twin Cities Our backstory / Our revolution Event Videos  and Why You’ll Love Books & Bars Books & Bars “For those who take their books straight up – not off Oprah’s list – Books & Bars is the cure. Bookended by social hours, it’s a perfect opportunity to meet hip literary types – and the liquid courage doesn’t hurt.”– MPLS. ST. PAUL magazine, July 2008


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    Follow @booksandbars discussions on Twitter with hashtag #booksandbars. Sign up for the mailing list & never miss our events. Use our  forum—post questions and topics for meetings, propose books, or get the last word on previous discussions. Become a fan and meet fellow members on our Facebook page. It’s always an entertaining and enlightening time even if you don’t like the book. You’ll love us.

    Photos by Meredith Westin, 2012


    Thanks for reading, Jeff (El Jefe) Kamin

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