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Books

Revel in the stories of imaginary worlds and better understand our world for your kids and the kid in all of us.

Shelves &
Pairings

Come and check out our featured shelves chosen by guest curators from our local and design communities. Enjoy our organic and natural selections of wine paired with books, paired with snacks, enjoy alone or join a new book club!

Conversations

Partake in a series of programs, family gatherings, community events, parties with purpose and excuses for meeting new people and having spontaneous conversations.

Upcoming
Programs

Fiction Book Club
Wednesday, May 1st, 6PM

We will discuss Until August by Gabriel García Márquez for our next meeting on Wednesday, May 1st at 6PM. Márquez, the Nobel Prize winner best known for writing One Hundred Years of Solitude & Love in the Time of Cholera, passed away in 2014. In this novel, published posthumously, you meet Anna, who, while happily married, escapes every August from the life she has made with her husband to take a new lover. Described as “surprising, joyfully sensual”, Until August, is an unexpected gift from one of the greatest writers. I look forward to our discussion!

Plan ahead! June’s Fiction Book Club will meet Wednesday, June 5th at 6PM and discuss the hilarious Husbands by Holly Gramazio. RSVP here

Young Adult Book Club
Saturday, May 4th, 11AM
Join us for our YA Book club — for Young Adults (grades 8-12th) led by Young Adults. We will be discussing Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, an internationally acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction published in over sixty countries and forty languages. This novel pays homage to the people of Lithuania, Poland, and East Prussia, revealing a little-known casualty of WWII and, in doing, shows the resilience of the human spirit. RSVP here
Curiosity Travels: Authors Ann Hood & Sally Hepworth
Saturday, May 4th, 1PM

Join us at the beautiful Providence Public Library for an Author Talk between International bestselling authors Ann Hood and Sally Hepworth and Reading with Robin’s Robin Kall. They will discuss Hood’s newest book, The Stolen Child, and Hepworth’s latest, Darling Girls. This dynamic and thought-provoking conversation is an event not to be missed.
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Pop Up Store at JAC: Talk with Brad Gooch
Saturday, May 4th, 4PM

Biographer Brad Gooch is coming to Jamestown Art Center for an early stop on a national book tour for RADIANT: The Life and Line of Keith Haring, already hailed as the definitive account of the iconic American artist. Join the conversation with The Public’s Radio host Luis Hernandez and this New York Times best-selling author. Curiosity is proud to be collaborating & selling the RADIANT books at the event.
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Author Talkwith Donna Russo
Wednesday, May 8th, 6PM

Join us at Curiosity Store for an incredible evening of conversation as author Donna Russo discusses her latest book, Vincent’s Women: The Untold Story of the Loves of Vincent Van Gogh. Described as a “the untold story of Vincent's loves: how they shaped his life, his art, and his death. It writes against the ‘myths,’ exploring the possibility that none of them are true. It is the only novel to bring into question his sexuality, how he lost his ear, who he lost it for, and how he might have died, all through the eyes of a woman.” This dynamic and thought-provoking conversation is an event not to be missed.
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Nonfiction Book Club
Wednesday, May 15th, 10:30AM
As a self-proclaimed political junkie, I am endlessly fascinated with “the spin” of a message. So our next Nonfiction Book Club pick is I’ll Take Your Questions Now. The author, Stephanie Grisham, was the White House’s press secretary during the last year of Trump’s presidency as well as the communication director & chief of staff for First Lady Melania Trump. Grisham was the first to quit the administration on January 6th, 2021. I look forward to discussing this book and the art of “the spin” at our next Breakfast Club meeting on Wednesday, May 15th at 10:30AM.
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JURP Book Club
Wednesday, May 22nd, 6PM

In May, the JURP Book Club will read and continue discussing Anna Reid’s Borderland. This book tells the story of Ukraine and explores its struggle to build itself a national identity.

The Ukraine Book Club is co-sponsored by the Jamestown Ukraine Relief Project and will meet in the event space at Curiosity Store. No RSVP necessary.