OUTBOOK CLUB

Outbook is an LGBTQ book club and mixer founded by local book critic and columnist J. Corbett Holmes. To join simply pick up and read our month’s selection. The join us the first Thurs of each month (unless noted) at the Palm Springs Cultural Center (formally Camelot Theatres), upstairs in the VIP Lounge. Select events are held at the Palm Springs Public Library. Mix and mingle with fellow club members at 6:00 p.m. Book discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. led Outbook co-ordinator Hubertus Zegers.

UPCOMING EVENTS

BOOK CLUB + MIXER

Sept 5- The Library Book- Susan Orlean

Oct 3- The House Of Impossible Beauties- Joseph Caesura

Oct 31 – Lie With me- Philippe Besson

Dec 5 – The Motion Of Light In Water- Samuel R. Delaney

Jan 7 – The Sparsholt Affair- Alan Hollinghurst (At PS Public Library)

Feb 6- On The Move- Oliver Sacks

March 5- Leading Men- Christopher Castellani

April 2- The Crime Writer- Jill Dawson

May 5 – Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward (At PS Public Library)

BORROW/BUY

Outbook is supported by the Palm Springs Public Library; hardcopy; audio and ebooks are available through the library to borrow- first come, first served, as well as for purchase at book stores and online booksellers.

ABOUT

Outbook connects the LGBTQ community, and celebrates the joy and tradition of sharing our stories. It is a Palm Springs Cultural Center program in partnership with the Palm Springs Public Library, this monthly book club highlights a mix of LGBTQ new releases and influential classics.

BOOK OF THE MONTH

A New York Times Book of the Year, 2018

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK

A dazzling love letter to a beloved institution - our libraries.

After moving to Los Angeles, Susan Orlean became fascinated by a mysterious local crime that has gone unsolved since it was carried out on the morning of 29 April 1986: who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library, ultimately destroying more than 400,000 books, and perhaps even more perplexing, why?

With her characteristic humour, insight and compassion, Orlean uses this terrible event as a lens through which to tell the story of all libraries - their history, their meaning and their uncertain future as they adapt and redefine themselves in a digital world.

Filled with heart, passion and extraordinary characters, The Library Book discusses the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives.