The Barnes & Noble
Book Club

A nationwide book club bringing readers together to
discuss some of the greatest books being published.

Our New
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
by Hank Green
Our New

A wildly funny and thought-provoking debut novel about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger that we can't wait to discuss with other readers.

The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a reader’s guide and an essay from the author. Join us to discuss in our stores on October 24th by signing up below.

Our Second
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
Clock Dance
by Anne Tyler
Our Second

An enchanting novel of hope, self-discovery, and second chances from the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. A story full of surprises we can’t wait to discuss with other readers.

The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a reader’s guide and an essay from the author. Join us to discuss in our stores on August 8th by signing up below.

Our First
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
The Female Persuasion
by Meg Wolitzer
Our First

Discover Meg Wolitzer’s must-read novel, The Female Persuasion, a timely story about the ideals we all follow deep into adulthood, not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be.

The Barnes & Noble Book Club Exclusive Edition features a reader’s guide and a thought-provoking essay from the author.

Join Us on October 24th

Barnes & Noble will hold its third Book Club Night to discuss An Absolutely Remarkable Thing on Wednesday, October 24 at 7pm. Customers can sign up to attend the discussion at their local bookstore, or online. Our Cafés will be sampling food and beverages during the event, and each store will give away one signed copy of the book.

Hank Green Riffs on His Debut Novel

We’re counting the days until we can talk openly (no spoilers!) with other readers about Hank Green’s wildly funny novel about fame, friendship, and growing up. Here’s Hank introducing his novel’s narrator (and more) in an exclusive video.

Why We Love Hank Green’s Novel—
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

You might know Hank Green from the internet. But we’d like to you to meet Hank Green, novelist. His debut, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, is a crackerjack of a story, a smart and fun page-turner about friendship and fame and growing up that features a cast of characters and giant alien robots we can’t wait for other readers to meet.

April May—fresh out of college, unhappily employed, and not-the-world’s-best-girlfriend—discovers a giant metal robot on the street as she’s walking home from work late, late, late at night. On a whim, she shoots a video with a pal, they post it online—and that’s when stratospheric-level fame finds April.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a witty and timely coming-of-age story that features a narrator who readers everywhere will want to hang out with (and maybe even see parts of themselves in) filled with the “What If’s?” and “Would I’s?” that we’ll all want—and need—to discuss with other readers, which is why we’ve made it our newest Barnes & Noble Book Club selection.

From Our
Exclusive Edition
Hank Green on An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

“I set out to write a book about aliens and First Contact and a cascade of weirdness that kept getting weirder. I wanted it to be a story of good people in a weird situation. But, also, aliens are so often just a fresh way to look at ourselves. What I also realized halfway through writing this book was that while the Carls were aliens, they were also just fame.”

Read Green’s full essay in our Book Club Exclusive Edition. PRE-ORDER NOW

Thank You for Coming on August 8th

We had a terrific time talking about Clock Dance—and all things Anne Tyler—with you in our stores last night. Willa Drake is definitely one of our favorite Tyler characters, and we had a great time hearing your thoughts about Willa, her life, and the choices she makes throughout the novel. Clock Dance is one those novels that makes the reader ask Why did she do that? Why didn’t he notice sooner? She picked him? What would I have done? Questions like those lead to lively conversations about books—and really, is there anything better? Looking forward to seeing everyone again on October 24 when we come together to discuss An Absolutely Remarkable Thing.


What does any reader (especially a bookseller) love more than reading or recommending books?

Simple: Talking about books with another reader. Clock Dance, Anne Tyler’s new novel of hope, self-discovery and second chances, was the second selection of The Barnes & Noble Book Club, and readers across America came together at their local B&N stores to talk about this sublime novel with each other. Some readers brought friends and family with them, others made new friends as they dug deep into this marvelous, nuanced story, and shared their own experiences and interpretations and thoughts about Clock Dance.

We’ll be discussing An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green in our stores at our next Book Club event on October 24th, and we hope to see you there. Registration is free at your local B&N store or online. SIGN UP NOW