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Upcoming Events

Prospects for Single Payer Health Care with Rep. John Scibak and Deborah Levenson

05/22/2018 - 7:00PM

  When: Tuesday, May 22, 7:00pm Where: The Odyssey Bookshop   Single Payer Health Care is social insurance that makes health care a human right, through a publicly financed system that provides comprehensive benefits and a single standard of care, a system where health care decisions are made by patients and their caregivers, not by corporate and government bureaucrats, and a system where scarce health care resources are not squandered by profiteers, marketing, and...

Active Citizens Book Group Reads How Democracies Die

05/27/2018 - 4:00PM

Join us to discuss current affairs in the US and around the world. Future topics will include the environment, racism, economic and gender inequality, and workers' rights. This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month, at 4 p.m.   May 27, 4:00pm - How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky   Donald Trump's presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we'd be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel...

Open Fiction Book Group Reads Seating Arrangements

05/28/2018 - 6:00PM

The Open Fiction Book Group reads one paperback novel a month and its discussions are led by local author Chrysler Szarlan. The group typically meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Since the store will officially close at 6:00, please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your books.    Monday, May 28, 6:00pm - Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead   The Van Meters have gathered at their family retreat on the island of Waskeke to celebrate the...

Antoine Revoy, Animus

06/02/2018 - 4:00PM

When: Saturday, June 2, 4:00pm Where: The Odyssey Bookshop   The residents of a quiet Japanese neighborhood have slowly come to realize that inauspicious, paranormal forces are at play in the most unlikely of places: the local playground. Two friends, a young boy and girl, resolve to exorcise the evil that inhabit it, including a snaggle-toothed monster. In Animus, a beautiful but spooky young adult graphic novel of everyday hauntings, Antoine Revoy delivers an eerie tale inspired...

Michelle Tea, Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms

06/04/2018 - 7:00PM

When: Monday, June 4, 7:00pm  Where: The Odyssey Bookshop   The razor-sharp but damaged Valerie Solanas, a doomed lesbian biker gang, recovering alcoholics, and teenagers barely surviving at an ice creamery: these are some of the larger-than-life, yet all-too-human figures populating America's fringes. Rife with never-ending fights and failures, theirs are the stories we too often try to forget. But in the process of excavating and documenting these queer lives, Michelle Tea also...

Tommy Orange, There There

06/06/2018 - 7:00PM

When: Wednesday, June 6, 7:00pm Where: Odyssey Bookshop    Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking--Tommy Orange's first novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen, and it introduces a brilliant new author at the start of a major career.  There There is a relentlessly paced multigenerational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. It tells...

Young Adult Book Club for Adults Reads Nimona

06/07/2018 - 6:00PM

The Young Adult Book Club for Adults is a joint project of the Jones Library and The Odyssey Bookshop. We read one young adult book each month and the discussions are lead by Shauna Strattonmeier (Jones) and Kinsey Foreman (Odyssey). The group meets the first Thursday of the month at 6:00pm and meets at the Jones Library in the Amherst Room. Ages 16+   Thursday, June 7, 6:00pm - Nimona by Noelle Stevenson   The New York Times ...

David Sedaris, Calypso - Ticketed Event

06/07/2018 - 7:00PM

When: Thursday, June 7th, 7:00pm Where: Odyssey Bookshop   THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! As noted below, anyone who wants to meet David Sedaris after the event will have the opportunity to do so, but the event will be limited to those who have purchased a Book + Ticket Package.   This event is ticketed and will be limited to the first 125 to purchase a Book + Ticket package. (See below to purchase and for more information.) If you live out of town or otherwise cannot attend the...

Middle Grade Panel: Jen Petro-Roy & Erin Dionne

06/09/2018 - 2:00PM

When: Saturday, June 9, 2:00pm Where: The Odyssey Bookshop     P.S. I Miss You   In this epistolary middle-grade debut novel, a girl who's questioning her sexual orientation writes letters to her sister, who was sent away from their strict Catholic home after becoming pregnant. Eleven-year-old Evie is heartbroken when her strict Catholic parents send her pregnant sister away to stay with a distant great-aunt. All Evie wants is for her older sister to come back. But when...

Crime Club Reads The Dry

06/11/2018 - 7:00PM

The Crime Club reads one paperback mystery a month and its discussions are led by Joanne Picard. The group typically meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.  Note: Even though the store is closed, we will still meet at 7:00 p.m. However, you must use the upstairs (College Street) entrance, as the ground floor entrance (parking lot) will be locked. In addition, if you wish to buy the book for the subsequent month (at the regular club discount),...

4th Grade Poetry Night

06/14/2018 - 7:00PM

When: Thursday, June 14th, 7:00pm  Where: The Odyssey Bookshop    Contact krippa@shschools.com for more information 

Crysta Ascolillo, Roxy and Beary's Bar Harbor Adventures: Wagging Tails with Roxy

06/16/2018 - 2:00PM

When: Saturday, June 16, 2:00pm Where: The Odyssey Bookshop    Special meet & greet with Roxy and Beary!   Roxy and Beary have wagging tails about their very first vacation in Bar Harbor, Maine. Roxy tells the story of their exciting journey exploring new dog friendly destinations. Together they searched for treasures, tried new activities, and even went canoeing But that's not all... Roxy and Beary's Bar Harbor Adventures is a fun story for people and puppies of all...

Shakespeare Club Reads Troilus and Cressida​​​​​​​

06/17/2018 - 11:00AM

The Shakespeare Club reads one play each month and its discussions are led by UMass Professor Arthur Kinney. The group typically meets the third Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. Until further notice the book club meetings will be held at Professor Kinney's house. Please contact the store for more details.   Sunday, June 17, 11:00am -  Troilus and Cressida​​​​​​​

Book Club Night 2018!

06/20/2018 - 6:30PM

Book Club Night!   The Odyssey Bookshop invites book clubs for an evening of special, targeted programming. Publishing house sales representatives and Odyssey staff members will be on hand to talk about their favorite new releases in paperback, as well as to make recommendations for book club discussions. Additionally, books purchased in store at the event will qualify for a 20% discount. There will be numerous giveaways as well as refreshments. Come join us for a night celebrating book...

Fatima Farheen Mirza, A Place for Us

06/21/2018 - 7:00PM

When: Thursday, June 21, 7:00pm Where: The Odyssey Bookshop   To be taken hostage by Fatima Mirza’s heartrending and timely story is a gutting pleasure... She captures your mind and heart with an urgency that defies you to stop reading. I guarantee you will be different when you close the book' - Sarah Jessica Parker   A Place for Us catches an Indian Muslim family as they prepare for their eldest daughter’s wedding. But as Hadia’s marriage -- one chosen of love, not...

Care Center, Nautilus II

06/22/2018 - 10:30AM

On Friday, June 22, 2018, The Care Center will celebrate the release of Nautilus II, an annual journal of poetry and visual art created by young mothers, with a reading at the Odyssey Bookshop from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Please join us to hear work from the latest issue and to honor the efforts of the student-led editorial board. The event is free and open to the public. The Care Center is an educational resource center in Holyoke, MA, serving young women who have dropped out of high...

Active Citizens Book Group Reads Can It Happen Here? Authoritarianism in America

06/24/2018 - 4:00PM

Join us to discuss current affairs in the US and around the world. Future topics will include the environment, racism, economic and gender inequality, and workers' rights. This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month, at 4 p.m.   Sunday, June 24, 4:00pm - Can It Happen Here? Authoritarianism in America  by Cass Sunstein   With the election of Donald J. Trump, many people on both the left and right feared that America's 240-year-old grand...

Open Fiction Book Group Reads Delta Wedding

06/25/2018 - 3:00PM

The Open Fiction Book Group reads one paperback novel a month and its discussions are led by local author Chrysler Szarlan. The group typically meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Since the store will officially close at 6:00, please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your books.   Monday, June 25, 6:00pm - Delta Wedding   A vivid and charming portrait of a large southern family, the Fairchilds, who live on a plantation in the Mississippi delta. The story...

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