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Gretchen Anthony Holiday Signing





About the Book:


All it takes is the right book to turn a Book Hater into a Book Lover...

That was what Elliot--the beloved co-owner of Over the Rainbow Bookshop--believed before his untimely passing. He always had the perfect book suggestion for the self-proclaimed Book Hater. Now his grief-ridden business partner, Irma, has agreed to sell the cozy Over the Rainbow to condo developers.

But others won't give up the bookshop without a fight. When Irma breaks the news to her daughters, Bree and Laney, and Elliot's romantic partner, Thom, they are aghast. Over the Rainbow has been Bree and Laney's sanctuary since childhood, and Thom would do anything to preserve Elliot's legacy. Together they conspire to save the bookshop, even if it takes some snooping, gossip and minor sabotage.

Filled with humor, family hijinks and actual reading recommendations, The Book Haters' Book Club is the ideal feel-good read. It's a love letter to everyday heroes--those booksellers and librarians dedicated to putting the right books in the right hands every day.


“an exuberant love song to the power of books, bookstores, and the durable community that they create. Laugh-out-loud funny, this book will restore hope to all those fearful for the survival of bookstores and libraries.”




"a sparkling novel....Anthony includes a slew of real recommendations sourced from her own friends, bookstore employees, and librarians, giving readers a chance to head off on their own paths."



"the ideal feel-good read....Gretchen Anthony writes her characters so well, and her dialogue is so fun to read. From the painfully awkward moments of a budding romance to the difficult emotions of multiple unhappy marriages, these characters feel like they could exist in our world right now."



"Book haters and book lovers are going to find something to appreciate in Gretchen Anthony's delightful new novel. Whether it is her appealing characters, unique narrative perspective, or the dramatic family entanglements, THE BOOK HATERS' BOOK CLUB offers plenty to enjoy. This novel gets a lot of love - and no hate - from me!" 

-- Pamela Klinger-Horn, Valley Bookseller


"This sparkling novel starts with high energy and unique characters that move from one surprise to another all the way to the final pages." 

—Ann Garvin, USA Today bestselling author of I Thought You Said This Would Work




"A love letter to booksellers everywhere, The Book Haters Book Club is also an ode to families, mothers and daughters, sisters, and partners. Filled with messy and real relationships of every sort, and sprinkled with dozens of Easter Eggs for book lovers to find, this delightful novel from Gretchen Anthony is guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of readers everywhere."

--Mary O'Malley, Virtual Bookseller Skylark Bookshop


"This is the feel-good book of the year. Once again, Anthony has created a cast of lovable characters and set them loose in a propulsive, humorous, and heartwarming story. This is her best novel yet." 

 —J. Ryan Stradal, New York Times bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest



Order Your Copy From Next Chapter Booksellers

ISBN: 9780778333067


About The Author:


GRETCHEN ANTHONY is the award-winning author of The Kids Are Gonna Ask, recipient of the 2021 Alex Award from the American Library Association. Her debut novel, Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners, was a Midwestern Connections Pick and a best books pick by Amazon, BookBub, PopSugar, and the New York Post. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Medium, and The Write Life, among others. She lives in Minneapolis with her family. 




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Date: 12/11/2022
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

38 Snelling Ave S
St Paul, MN 55105
United States