This Week at East City Bookshop

Join Our New Discussion Group!

Monday, July 24th @ 6:30pm: Book Club in Brief: Essays on Rights and Resistance, a place of refuge for those seeking to understand the pervasive anger currently infecting American life. Join our three-week discussion series on contemporary essays that we hope will generate constructive conversation, help our customers see how persuasive writing still has a place in American life, and lead those who take part in the discussion to reading books that relate to these essays. Attend one, two, or all three sessions.  All are welcome!  For more information about this book club, click here.

Upcoming Special Events:

Where's Waldo Capitol Hill Scavenger Hunt:  Find Waldo at 23 neighborhood businesses in July!  Get your passport at the shop -- here's all the info you need.

Every week, we offer two free storytimes:
Tuesday Storytime at 11:00am
Sunday Storytime at 11:30am

Monday, July 24th at 6:30pm: Book Club in Brief Discusses Garnette Cadogan!

Tuesday, July 25th at 6:30pm: Ian Bassingwaighte, author of Live from Cairo. Bassingwaighte, a hugely talented, award-winning young author, a brilliant, lively debut novel about an impulsive American attorney, a methodical Egyptian translator, and a disillusioned Iraqi-American resettlement officer trying to protect a refugee who finds herself trapped in Cairo during the turbulent aftermath of the January 25 revolution. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, July 26th at 6:30pm: Drew Magary, author of The Hike. Magary, author of The Postmortal, presents a fantasy saga unlike any you’ve read before, weaving elements of folk tales and video games into a riveting, unforgettable adventure of what a man will endure to return to his family. Click here for more information.

Thursday, July 27th at 6:30pm: David Burr Gerrard, author of The Epiphany Machine. The Epiphany Machine is a sprawling, snarling tragicomedy about accountability in contemporary America that explores a panoply of timely themes, including predetermination, self-awareness, community, belief, family and friendship. Click here for more information.

Learn more about all our upcoming events at our Calendar Page.

New Book Clubs for Young Readers:

We are excited to offer two new summer book clubs for our young readers! 

Monday, July 31st @ 5:00pm: Join ECB-Middle Readers, a book club specifically designed for our middle readers between the ages of 9 and 12 years old. We will be discussing Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School. There will be pizza, so at the front desk of the shop when you pick up your copy! For more information about this book club, click here.

Monday, July 31st @ 6:30pm: Join ECB-YA, a book club specifically designed for our readers between the ages of 12 and 14 years old. We will be discussing Beauty Queens. There will be pizza, so at the front desk of the shop when you pick up your copy! For more information about this book club, click here.

Special Announcements:

New: Sign up for an audiobook membership with East City Bookshop. Via our partners at, your membership of $14.99/mo gets you one audiobook download credit plus 30% off your subsequent audiobook purchases. Your first month is only $0.99. Sign up at