Library Book Discussion

Library Book Discussion at the Council on Aging, Town Center Building

storied-life-of-aj-filkryTHE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY: a novel by Gabrielle Zevin

In this sweet, uplifting homage to bookstores, Zevin perfectly captures the joy of connecting people and books. A. J. Fikry, the cantankerous owner of Island Books, is despondent after losing his beloved wife and witnessing the ever-declining number of sales at his small, quirky bookstore. In short order, he loses all patience with the new Knightly Press sales rep, his prized rare edition of Tamerlane is stolen, and someone leaves a baby at his store. That baby immediately steals A. J.’s heart and unleashes a dramatic transformation. Suddenly, the picture-book section is overflowing with new titles, and the bookstore becomes home to a burgeoning number of book clubs. With business on the uptick and love in his heart, A. J. finds himself becoming an essential new part of his longtime community, going so far as to woo the aforementioned sales rep (who loves drinking Queequeg cocktails at the Pequod Restaurant).
–Wilkinson, Joanne Copyright 2014 Booklist
From Booklist, Copyright © American Library Association. Used with permission.


December 6th

1:00pm - 2:00pm


Council on Aging