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Current Events Reading Group

Next Meeting - Monday, September 17 at 7:30 pm

Alone Together

The Current Events Reading Group is dedicated to reading and discussing works of nonfiction pertinent to the pressing issues of our day.  Topics we explore include: race, class, gender, debt, work, the environment, politics, technology and media, imperialism, post-colonialism, organizing and activism, culture, and aesthetics.

We want this group to empower readers to become more informed, engaged, and connected to both each other and society at large.  We hope this can be a space for respectful, honest, complex thought and discussion.  Both when speaking and listening, members are invited to be generous, open, and considerate. We are committed to making these meetings safe, non-hierarchical, and free of conversions or corrections. 

All who wish to join us in this spirit are welcome! To be added to our mailing list email: john@skylightbooks.com.  Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30pm at Skylight Books.

Those purchasing the book for the meeting are entitled to a 15% discount. Please mention the reading group's name at check out.

Below are books we've read previously:

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780465093656
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - November 7th, 2017

Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781558618374
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feminist Press - September 17th, 2013

The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780679724674
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - October 23rd, 1989

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781849352604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: AK Press - April 18th, 2017

Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781846943171
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Zero Books - December 16th, 2009

Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair (Thinking Out Loud (Fup)) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780823276417
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Fordham University Press - March 1st, 2017

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735217713
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 6th, 2018

The Whites, Jews, and Us: Toward a Politics of Revolutionary Love (Semiotext(e) / Intervention #22) Cover Image
By Houria Bouteldja, Cornel West (Foreword by), Rachel Valinsky (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781635900033
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Semiotext(e) - November 3rd, 2017

All About Love: New Visions Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060959470
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2018

Debt - Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781612194196
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Melville House - October 28th, 2014

Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781785355431
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Zero Books - June 30th, 2017

The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781786630681
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Verso - May 2nd, 2017

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781551526430
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 4th, 2016

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553447453
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - February 28th, 2017

Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780822360407
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Duke University Press - August 7th, 2015

Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780679721130
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - October 23rd, 1989

Women, Race, & Class Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780394713519
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 12th, 1983

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781451697391
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 4th, 2015

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781620402528
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Bloomsbury Press - April 5th, 2016

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (ReVisioning American History #3) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807057834
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - August 11th, 2015

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501126345
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Scribner - August 2nd, 2016