Join us on April 21, at 7:00 pm! We're reading Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.
The Great Recession has forced Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything—instead, they “check out” obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay and his friends engineer an analysis of the clientele’s behavior. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls.
Light refreshments are provided. We will meet in the Tutor Room on the Upper Level of the library.