Love to read?
Too busy to discover “the next must-read book” on your own?
Let our staff at GGP do that for you – on a monthly basis.
Whether you are looking for a wonderful gift for yourself or for that voracious reader on your gift list, the Great Good Place Book of the Month club is the perfect gift for this holiday season!
If you already shop in our store, you know that our staff is knowledgeable, friendly and full of recommendations on good books. We get stacks of advance reading copies daily and we know when a great book is coming. We’re always thrilled to share our discoveries with our reading friends.
Allow us to help you choose the perfect book to give yourself or to give as a gift. Sign up for our book club and be delighted when a new book arrives in your mailbox monthly!
We have plans for both adults and young adults (YA), and a variety of plans with varying numbers of books and hardcover/paperback options:
Great Good Place Book Adult PlanThe Great Good Place Book Plan will mail a newly discovered, highly recommended (by GGP staff), fiction book directly to your home every month.
3 month, 6 month or 12 month plans available
Examples of great good books we loved in the past include:
If you read these books, you have an idea of the discoveries that will be coming your way next year. If you haven’t yet read these books – please do!
Great Good Place Book YA PlanThe Great Good Place Book YA plan will mail a newly discovered, highly recommended (by GGP staff) young adult book directly to your home every month. We have 3 month, 6 month or 12 month plans available.
Examples of great good YA books we loved in the past include:
If you read these YA books, you have an idea of the discoveries that will be coming your way next year. If you haven’t read these books – please do!
Plan Delivery and Pricing Options
Prices include tax and shipping (in the USA).
Books will be gift-wrapped and shipped via US postal service. Your name (care of GGP) will be on the return address to remind the recipient who the gift is from. If this is a gift, we can give you a certificate that the recipient can open prior to the first arrival so that they know your great good gift is coming.
We are truly excited about this opportunity to explore new books, new authors and generally celebrate our shared love of reading!
Feast your eyes on GGP's April bestsellers!
On the evening of April 18, 2013, GGP welcomed Anne and Sam Lamott for an evening of reading, laughs and wisdom.
Anne and Sam started the evening by browsing the store, leading Anne to start her comments with an appreciation of GGP as an example of "a good honest bookstore, crowded with books, not mugs."
Anne and Sam then read from the book they co-authored, "Some Assembly Required," about Sam and Anne's respective adventures as a father and grandmother.
In the discussion after the reading, Anne shared her perspectives, including a comparison to Charlie Bucket in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: "To be an artist is to have gotten one of the gold tickets, and I've tried to honor that."
Some more thoughts from the evening:
On the difficulty of writing: "Creation is like labor ... the enemy is the perfectionist ... all writers are doing multiple drafts. Life is about overcoming the critical voices in your head. Creation is often about taking stuff out."
On the difficulty of letting go: "Raise your children to leave you ... they need to begin their own heroic journeys." "Letting go, ungripping is hard. ... As a parent you want to be around the corner to give your kids sunscreen when they need it."
On the need to let go of your kids: "Kids don't need you to call saying 'Honey, pick it up, it is lonely mommy.'"
On the writing process: "Stream of consciousness is not interesting. ... A writer can't justwait for inspiration - you need to work on a shard of an idea, untangling the chain." You need to start writing, even though the real start of your work will be at page 7, and the first seven pages were just getting your feet wet." Writing is hard - it takes "elbow grease and keeping your butt on the chair."
Jax, the star of Some Assembly Required, is doing well - he recently complimented Anne on her technique in reading aloud "Green Eggs and Ham."
Sam's advice for new fathers: "Enjoy fatherhood ... realize that you will be going slowly on your life path for a few years ... you will be very busy."
Recalling an embarrassing incident related in Operating Instructions, Anne shared her insight that life can be embarrassing every step of the way, but "laughter is carbonated holiness."
Anne on being present in your life: "Be where your feet are."
"We are walking percussion instruments - our hearts are beating. Fill your heart - occupy your heart!"
In this edition of Kathleen's Corner, Kathleen recommends summer reading books. This edition includes: This Is Where I Leave You, Anna and the French Kiss, Blueprints for Building Better Girls, If I Stay, and Wife 22.
A new feature, Kathleen's Corner, has video recommendations from Kathleen of books you shouldn't miss. For the first installment, click here.
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