Goodreads Book Club Launch Party

Posted by Jessica on June 2, 2011
The Goodreads Book Club got off to a rollicking start last week in New York City. Hundreds of people lined up around the block outside nonprofit bookstore Housing Works for our sold-out event. (All ticket and concession proceeds went to the organization's work to end HIV/AIDS and homelessness.) We want to thank everyone for coming and making it such an energetic, book-loving night!

Pulitzer Prize-winner and Goodreads Author Jennifer Egan was on hand to read an excerpt from the first chapter of A Visit from the Goon Squad, the inaugural choice for the Goodreads Book Club. Infectious punk band (and book lovers) Care Bears on Fire then took the stage to play a set that would have certainly raised Goon Squad character Bennie Salazar's blood pressure.

For those that missed the launch party, there's still plenty to come this summer with the Goodreads Book Club. Watch the welcome video from Jennifer Egan, join the chapter discussions already underway, take the Goon Squad challenge, and start brainstorming your creative submission for the Slideshow Story Contest. Jennifer Egan will also be back later this summer for a live chat with readers. You'll find all this happening on the Goodreads Book Club page!



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