Guys Who Read

for Guys Who Read

From classics to sci-fi, poetry and short stories to novels and non-fiction, these guys meet once a month over food and drinks to discuss books, music, movies, and anything else that comes up.

NOTE: ALL are welcome - everyone who shows up is an honorary guy! This book club typically meets off-site, rather than in-store. Email Raphael at for more info.

We’re meeting next on Thursday, July 20th at 7:00pm. We’ll be discussing Raw Dog by Jaime Loftus.

In August, we'll be discussing Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead.

In September, we'll be discussing This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Motar and Max Gladstone.

In October, we'll be discussing Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett.

In November, we'll be discussing Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? by Raymond Carver.

In December, we'll be discussing The Commitments by Roddy Doyle.

Raw Dog: The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs By Jamie Loftus Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250847744
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Published: Forge Books - May 23rd, 2023


Part travelogue, part culinary history, all capitalist critique—comedian Jamie Loftus's debut, Raw Dog, will take you on a cross-country road trip in the summer of 2021, and reveal what the creation, culture, and class influence of hot dogs says about America now.

Harlem Shuffle: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525567271
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Published: Anchor - August 9th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, this gloriously entertaining novel is “fast-paced, keen-eyed and very funny ... about race, power and the history of Harlem all disguised as a thrill-ride crime novel" (San Francisco Chronicle).

This Is How You Lose the Time War By Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534430990
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - March 17th, 2020


“[An] exquisitely crafted tale...Part epistolary romance, part mind-blowing science fiction adventure, this dazzling story unfolds bit by bit, revealing layers of meaning as it plays with cause and effect, wildly imaginative technologies, and increasingly intricate wordplay...This short novel

Red Harvest By Dashiell Hammett Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679722618
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - July 17th, 1989

From one of the great pioneers of detective stories, a classic novel reissued with a new introduction by S.A. Cosby

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) By Raymond Carver Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679735694
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Published: Vintage - June 9th, 1992

The first collection of stories from “one of the great short story writers of our time” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) breathed new life into the American short story, showing us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the hearts of ordinary people.

The Commitments (Vintage Contemporaries) By Roddy Doyle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679721741
Published: Vintage - July 17th, 1989

In the first volume of the Barrytown Trilogy, Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, introduces The Commitments, a group of fame-starved, working-class Irish youths with a paradoxical passion for the music of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding and a mission—to bring Soul to Dublin.