You are here

Back to top

Event: The Big Read

The Big Read, part of a national book discussion, takes place at This House of Books, your community-owned, independent bookstore and tea shop in downtown Billings, Montana

“Survival is insufficient.”

Here is your chance to share in a book discussion with everyone in the nation but right here in Billings. Our first discussion, on Monday, February 4 at 5:00 will be moderated by Julie Schultz who tells us with no little enthusiasm, "I adore Station Eleven."

Pick up a free copy of Station Eleven and sign up for the discussions at This House of Books. The program is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and handled locally by the Billings Writer's Voice.

This year's The Big Read novel, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, tells the story of a small band of actors and musicians 20 years after a flu pandemic has wiped out 99% of the Earth's population. Like other books in the post-apocalypse genre, it presents some of the horrors that follow complete social collapse. Unlike other books in the genre, Mandel brings the story into the world that remains 20 years after the collapse, when things have settled a little. Station Eleven describes a world of hope, of people coping with nostalgia and loss, both in the present and the future, of the power of art and relationships to fulfill us, sustain us, and nurture us back to our best selves.

This House of Books is participating by presenting discussions on Mondays on February 4, 11, and 18 at 5 pm. Come in now, sign up, and get your free copy of the book.

All are welcome. The event is free and open to the public.

Event Date: 
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Address: 
This House of Books
224 North Broadway
Billings, MT 59101-1935
Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015