I stopped by the library on my way home from work, and was surprised to discover a flyer advertising a Book Fight Club hanging on the wall just inside the door.
I asked the librarian about it, and she told me that it was their attempt to attract new, ambitious, hip readers to the library. She reached behind the counter for a smaller version of the flyer and handed it to me.
“Hope to see you there,” she said with a smile as she held my gaze.
I slipped down an aisle, made sure no one was around (which wasn’t a problem as the Brewer Public Library is like a ghost town at 5:30 on a Monday night), and studied the flyer more closely.
Something about it intrigued me. The initial meeting would be next Monday after the library closed at 7:00.
The first book was “Great Expectation” by Charles Dickens. One of my all time favorites. I was definitely down for Book Fight Club.
The Brewer Public Library is the ugly redheaded step-cousin twice removed of the gorgeous Bangor Public Library.
I believe the building used to house an insurance company. I’ve never seen more than seven people inside the place, and the definition of a “new book” seems to be any tome in which the pages have yet to yellow.
So something exciting like a Book Fight Club is exactly what the place needs to attract new blood. Maybe Stephen and Tabitha King will hear about the club and donate some money. They have given so much to the one in Bangor, so where’s the Brewer love?
I renewed one of my books, returned another, and checked out a new book.
Then I drove home and went for a 3 mile run. I’ve got to get myself into shape.
Book Fight Club is going to change my life…