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Books and Brews offsite Book Discussion

Join us at Stubborn Beauty Brewing 180 Johnson St, Middletown, CT 06457 for our offsite book discussion.

Our book for December is The Music Shop, by Rachel Joyce

Discussion will be facilitated by Christy Billings. Questions? (860) 347-2528 EXT 160 or cbillings@russelllibrary.org

Copies of the book are available for checkout at Russell Library's Borrowing Desk.

From a Goodreads review: "A quirky, but sweet love story wrapped inside a loving ode to music. The story is set in the mid-eighties, in London, where Frank has set up an indie music shop, in a neighborhood struggling to survive in rapidly changing times. People, from various walks of life, misfits or eccentrics in one way or another, converge to create a delightful and unique tale of friendship and love.

As the story opens, we watch in fascinated awe as Frank shows off his unique talent of choosing just the right song for his customers, even if they are initially skeptical. He is never wrong and wins the utmost respect of his clients, who have discovered artists and songs they never would have otherwise, thanks to Frank.

An ominous threat is hanging over Frank’s shop….CD’s. While vinyl is being aggressively shoved out of the way in favor of compact discs, Frank steadfastly refuses to sell them. He pays a high cost for his stubbornness as fewer people will work with him or will charge him more money for their products.

But, life will turn on a dime, when a woman faints in front of his shop, she cast an uneasy charm on Frank, his shop, and in fact the entire neighborhood." 2018 Random House publication.

Our thanks again to Stubborn Beauty for having us in their local space! This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Russell Library.

Drop-in, no registration necessary. No purchase required.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
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