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BBG Book Club - December 13, 2018
Join us at 6pm as we enjoy wine, water and snacks and discuss this month's book choice: The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald. It's free! All are welcome and no reservations needed, just show up!
In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop -- the only bookshop -- in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors' lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence's warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a town that lacks a bookshop isn't always a town that wants one.