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Upcoming Events

Open Fiction Group Reads The Snow Child

03/25/2019 - 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.  March 25, 6:00pm - The Snow Child Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking...

Once & Future, Cori McCarthy, Amy Rose Capetta

03/26/2019 - 7:00PM

King Arthur as you've never imagined! This bold, sizzling YA retells the popular legend with the Once and Future King as a teenage girl -- and she has a universe to save. I've been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I've always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur. Now I'm done hiding. My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start. When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth...

Weekly Story-Time at the Odyssey!

03/27/2019 - 10:30AM

Join us for a story-time and craft event every Wednesday morning at 10:30! We'll read 3-5 books followed by a craft (or scribbling). Attendees are also welcome to play in the castle after the story-time is over. Though the books that we'll be reading will be intended for kids 0-6, all ages are welcome! Each month will have a different theme that carries through the book selections and the craft. If you have questions, please email web@odysseybks.com or call 413-534-7307 and speak with either...

Active Citizens Group Reads White Fragility

03/31/2019 - 4:00PM

The Active Citizens Book Group! 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, March 31, 4:00pm - White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo   In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of...

Suzanne Palmer, Finder

04/03/2019 - 7:00PM

From Hugo Award-winning debut author Suzanne Palmer comes an action-packed sci-fi caper starring Fergus Ferguson, interstellar repo man and professional finder   Fergus Ferguson has been called a lot of names: thief, con artist, repo man. He prefers the term finder.     His latest job should be simple. Find the spacecraft Venetia's Sword and steal it back from Arum Gilger, ex-nobleman turned power-hungry trade boss. He’ll slip in, decode the ship’s compromised AI security, and...

Crime Club Reads The Ruin

04/08/2019 - 7:00PM

We meet at the Odyssey on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 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), please bring a check. It's the only kind of payment that can be accepted during off-hours at the store. It's free and everyone is...

Gabrielle Hartley, Better Apart: The Radically Positive Way to Separate

04/09/2019 - 7:00PM

Marital strife and divorce can be your chance to profoundly transform yourself, your mindset and your relationship with a more harmonious and steady vision.  While many of us may be better together, some of us can actually become better apart. What if you emerged from your divorce stronger and more resilient than ever before? Better Apart is the first book to apply the life-changing, healing wisdom of meditation and yoga, combined with practical advice, to help anyone going through the...

PVPA Poetry Night

04/10/2019 - 6:00PM

Please join us for an evening of poetry with Pioneer Valley Performing Arts! Students will be performing original pieces in addition to works by their favorite poets. The event will be preceded by a short reception beginning at 6:00 pm with cider and dessert. The reading will begin at 6:30 pm emceed by PVPA student Jake Fisher. Family, friends, and community members welcome! Space is limited; RSVP below so we can plan accordingly. Dessert donations gratefully accepted!  Please click...

Shakespeare Group Reads The Winter's Tale

04/21/2019 - 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. April 21, 11:00am - The Winter's Tale

Open Fiction Group Reads Red Clocks

04/22/2019 - 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.  April 22, 6:00pm - Red Clocks Five women. One question. What is a woman for? In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned,...

Independent Bookstore Day

04/27/2019 - 10:00AM

  “Consumers control the marketplace by deciding where to spend their money. If what a bookstore offers matters to you, then shop at a bookstore. If you feel that the experience of reading a book is valuable, then read the book. This is how we change the world: we grab hold of it. We change ourselves.” ― Ann Patchett, bestselling author and co-owner of Parnassus Books   The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day, a national celebration of independent bookstores...

Active Citizens Group Reads Nation of Nations

04/28/2019 - 4:00AM

The Active Citizens Book Group! 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. April 28, 4:00pm - Nation of Nations “An incisive look at immigration, assimilation, and national identity” (Kirkus Reviews) and the landmark immigration law that transformed the face of the nation more than fifty years ago,...

First Edition Club Presents Feast Your Eyes, Myla Goldberg

05/07/2019 - 7:00PM

The first novel in nearly a decade from Myla Goldberg, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Bee Season—a compelling and wholly original story about a female photographer grappling with ambition and motherhood, a balancing act familiar to women of every generation. Feast Your Eyes, framed as the catalog notes from a photography show at the Museum of Modern Art, tells the life story of Lillian Preston: “America’s Worst Mother, America’s Bravest Mother, America’s Worst...

Victoria Aveyard, Broken Throne Launch Party

05/08/2019 - 6:30PM

Return once more to the deadly and dazzling world of Red Queen in Broken Throne, a beautifully designed, must-have companion to the chart-topping series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard. We're thrilled to be able to invite you to a launch party and signing event with Victoria Aveyard on May 8th, 2019! Festivities will begin at 6:30 pm. Take a photo in the photo booth, enjoy book-related treats, and visit the crown making station! Victoria will...

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