Notorious HBC

Join host and Malaprop’s bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across different periods of history. This book club tackles the challenging subjects where there are few heroes, if any, and the stories are unvarnished, complex, and surprising. Please scroll to the current month and year to see what the club is reading now. 

We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6 pm.  We are meeting in person now. Please email patricia@malaprops.com if you are interested in joining this club and for directions to the book club meeting location.

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A Rome of One's Own: The Forgotten Women of the Roman Empire By Emma Southon Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781419760181
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 7th, 2023

March 21, 2024, at 4 pm - virtual author event


Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire By Jonathan M. Katz Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250135599
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 1st, 2023

April 18, 2024 - Gangsters of Capitalism


Under the Starry Flag: How a Band of Irish Americans Joined the Fenian Revolt and Sparked a Crisis Over Citizenship By Lucy E. Salyer Cover Image
$32.13
ISBN: 9780674251441
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Belknap - March 1st, 2021

May 16, 2024 - Under the Starry Flag


Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through Spain and Its Silent Past By Giles Tremlett Cover Image
$20.00
This book is currently on backorder. Please call or email for availability.
ISBN: 9780802716743
Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 13th, 2008

June 20, 2024 - Ghosts of Spain


Regeneration Through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600-1860 By Richard Slotkin Cover Image
$43.69
ISBN: 9780806132297
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: University of Oklahoma Press - April 15th, 2000

July 18, 2024 - Regeneration Through Violence


Murdering McKinley: The Making of Theodore Roosevelt's America By Eric Rauchway Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780809016389
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Hill and Wang - September 18th, 2004

August 15, 2024 - Murdering McKinley


The Political Lives of Dead Bodies: Reburial and Postsocialist Change (Harriman Lectures) By Katherine Verdery Cover Image
$42.50
ISBN: 9780231112314
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Columbia University Press - September 8th, 2000

September 19, 2024 - The Political Lives of Dead Bodies


The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire By Karl Jacoby Cover Image
$17.95
This book is currently on backorder. Please call or email for availability.
ISBN: 9780393354171
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 6th, 2017

October 17, 2024 - The Strange Career of William Ellis


The Great Hunger: Ireland: 1845-1849 By Cecil Woodham-Smith Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780140145151
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1992

November 21, 2024 - The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845-1849 (Revised)


The Romanovs: 1613-1918 By Simon Sebag Montefiore Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780307280510
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Vintage - May 16th, 2017

The Romanovs - December 19, 2024


The Condor Years: The Secret History of South America's Assassination Alliance By John Dinges Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781620977897
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: New Press - January 4th, 2028

maybe 2025 - The Condor Years