Join Us This Summer for the ISF Book Club!
This summer we’re inviting everyone to a book party – an online book party. Many of us here at the Shakespeare Festival love to read. We’re often talking about books, sharing suggestions with one another and, two years ago, we did a company wide book club.
So, we thought: why not have another book club and invite the entire ISF family to participate?
This is how it will work. Five very different books have been selected for the summer/fall. Four of the books have been chosen to complement your playgoing experience this summer and one book we’ve selected to celebrate the work of a local Boise author. Buy one book or as many of them as you would like. Read any way you like: hard copy or e-book. We’ve created a Facebook Group Page where we invite you to post your thoughts about the chosen books, tell us about the books you’re reading this summer, make other reading suggestions and share the fun of summer reading.
– If Deathtrap doesn’t provide you with enough summer thrills, we’ve selected Ira Levin’s Edgar Award Winning first novel A Kiss Before Dying to keep you on the edge of your seat.
– To accompany our Shakespeare plays this summer is a brand new anthology published by the Library of America. It’s filled with essays and stories and historical documents all celebrating the history of Shakespeare in America.
– Many of us know the musical Les Misérables…. but how many of us have read it? Read Victor Hugo’s classic novel and then see the phenomenal musical it inspired.
– Steel Magnolias is a delightful and moving play about strong Southern women. The All Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg is the latest book by an author who is no stranger to strong Southern ladies.
– Our final selection for the summer is the new novel All the Light We Cannot See by Boise author Anthony Doerr.
Please note that all book selections have been made with an adult reader in mind. If you have younger family members who would like to participate please read the selections yourself and decide if you feel they are appropriate for the younger reader.
Buying Your Books
Of course, you can purchase your books or e-books any way you wish! However, we’re providing you with the opportunity to support both Idaho Shakespeare Festival and the wonderful Rediscovered Books. Please note, the Norman Denny translation of Les Miserables is somewhat difficult to find in paperback. We’re just encouraging everyone to read the book so feel free to choose a different translation if you wish.”
Supporting Idaho Shakespeare with your purchase
By clicking the links directly below, you will be taken to Amazon.com where you can purchase either the Kindle version or a hard copy of our selections. The Idaho Shakespeare Festival will receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you!
Once you click on the Amazon links below, please make sure that you are choosing your preferred edition, hard copy or Kindle copy, before purchasing.
Supporting Rediscovered Books with your purchase
If you wish to purchase hard copies of this summer’s selections, Rediscovered Books will have them all in stock and available for 10% off the cover price. If you wish to purchase e-books and support Rediscovered Books, you can do so by getting the Kobo reader app and setting up an account through the following link.
Please note that Kobo is not supported on Kindle devices.
Click Here to visit the book club page at Rediscovered Books.
Rediscovered Books is located at 180 N. 8th Street, near the corner of 8th and Idaho.
Join our Facebook Group!
Click here and you will be taken to our Facebook Group page for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival Book Club. So, join us now for a summer of great reading!