The Book Group

On the last Tuesday of every month, the Golden Hare closes its doors to the public and opens exclusively to our Book Group members! Julie, the Bookshop Manager, selects a shortlist of three books – usually a new fiction paperback, backlist fiction paperback and non-fiction paperback – for the Book Group to select for the next title.


At the moment there’s no need to book a place for attending the Book Group, just read the book and show up on the night – we always have wine, soft drinks, nibbles and insightful chat in abundance. And, if you’re a member of the bookgroup, you can get 15% off next month’s title when you buy it in-store! And soon you’ll be able to order online, too…

If you're a member or interested in the Golden Hare Book Group, join our new Facebook Group for extra discussions, book recommendations and vote for next month's title options!

February Book Group

Tuesday 28 February at Golden Hare Books

“Dumbfounded, I stood before the court, trying to figure out if there was a state of being between ‘guilty’ and ‘innocent.’ Why were those my only alternatives? I thought. Why couldn’t I be ‘neither’ or ‘both’? After a long pause, I finally faced the bench and said, ‘Your Honor, I plead human.’”

Paul Beatty’s novel The Sellout made him the first American author to win the Man Booker Prize, and has received critical acclaim from all across the literary reviewing spectrum. A satirical novel about race, politics and humanity, the novel follows one man’s ill-fated attempts to reintroduce slavery and segregation to the end of saving his obscure town outside Los Angeles. Described as ‘funny and daring’ by The Guardian and ‘grimly hilarious’ by The Telegraph, this novel attacks controversial topics that make many squeamish, and therefore we think it’s going to make a brilliant book group book!

Whether you’re a stalwart Book Grouper or have never been before, you’re most welcome at the Golden Hare Book Group. No booking required, just turn up at the bookshop in time to start at 6.30pm – wine, soft drinks and nibbles are provided free of charge!

As ever, those intending to attend will receive 15% off the book group.

A Peek Ahead…

In March we will discuss Everything is Happening, a piece of narrative non-fiction about Velázquez’s enigmatic masterpiece Las Meninas. Started as  a personal labour of love by writer Michael Jacobs, when he learned he was dying he asked his friend Ed Vuillamy to finish the book, which he did. 

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