The Barnes & Noble
Book Club

A nationwide book club bringing readers together to
discuss some of the greatest books being published.

Thank You for Coming
on October 24th

We had so much fun talking about An Absolutely Remarkable Thing with you in our stores last night. Naive and endearing, insecure and a little peeved about the hand she was dealt (like Greer from The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer and young Willa from Clock Dance by Anne Tyler), April May is sure she knows exactly how her life should play out. But Hank Green’s novel about fame and living online, growing up and finding out who you really are when things go off the rails is full of surprises for April May, her friends, and readers, which made it a terrific starting point for all kinds of spirited conversations—and new friendships.

Our New
Selection
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
by Hank Green
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Our New
Selection

A wildly funny and thought-provoking debut novel about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger that we can't wait to discuss with other readers.

The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a reader’s guide and an essay from the author.

Our Second
Selection
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
Clock Dance
by Anne Tyler
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Our Second
Selection

An enchanting novel of hope, self-discovery, and second chances from the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. A story full of surprises we can’t wait to discuss with other readers.

The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a reader’s guide and an essay from the author. Join us to discuss in our stores on August 8th by signing up below.

Our First
Selection
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
The Female Persuasion
by Meg Wolitzer
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Our First
Selection

Discover Meg Wolitzer’s must-read novel, The Female Persuasion, a timely story about the ideals we all follow deep into adulthood, not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be.

The Barnes & Noble Book Club Exclusive Edition features a reader’s guide and a thought-provoking essay from the author.

Hank Green Riffs on His Debut Novel

We’re counting the days until we can talk openly (no spoilers!) with other readers about Hank Green’s wildly funny novel about fame, friendship, and growing up. Here’s Hank introducing his novel’s narrator (and more) in an exclusive video.

Some of His Favorite Things

The immersion of a long read, the bond of great conversation, and the feeling he gets walking into a Barnes & Noble are just a few of Hank Green’s favorite things. Find out more when you watch the second act of our exclusive interview.

The B&N Podcast: Hank Green
The author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing shares the dream that inspired his wonderful debut novel.
Why We Love Hank Green’s Novel—
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

You might know Hank Green from the internet. But we’d like to you to meet Hank Green, novelist. His debut, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, is a crackerjack of a story, a smart and fun page-turner about friendship and fame and growing up that features a cast of characters and giant alien robots we can’t wait for other readers to meet.

April May—fresh out of college, unhappily employed, and not-the-world’s-best-girlfriend—discovers a giant metal robot on the street as she’s walking home from work late, late, late at night. On a whim, she shoots a video with a pal, they post it online—and that’s when stratospheric-level fame finds April.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a witty and timely coming-of-age story that features a narrator who readers everywhere will want to hang out with (and maybe even see parts of themselves in) filled with the “What If’s?” and “Would I’s?” that we’ll all want—and need—to discuss with other readers, which is why we’ve made it our newest Barnes & Noble Book Club selection.

From Our
Exclusive Edition
Hank Green on An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

“I set out to write a book about aliens and First Contact and a cascade of weirdness that kept getting weirder. I wanted it to be a story of good people in a weird situation. But, also, aliens are so often just a fresh way to look at ourselves. What I also realized halfway through writing this book was that while the Carls were aliens, they were also just fame.”

Read Green’s full essay in our Book Club Exclusive Edition. SHOP NOW

THE B&N BOOK CLUB

What does any reader (especially a bookseller) love more than reading or recommending books?

Simple: Talking about books with another reader. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is Hank Green’s debut novel, the third selection of our Book Club, and readers across America came together at their local B&N stores to talk about this fun and thoughtful novel with each other. Some readers brought friends and family with them, others made new friends as they dug deep into this story that pops (even as it asks serious questions about fame and growing up), and shared their own experiences and interpretations and thoughts about An Absolutely Remarkable Thing.