In this bookclub we aim to read and discuss notable yet often overlooked works of literature, with a focus on independently published works. Books in translation, essay collections — you can't pigeonhole taste.

eric-obenauf-unicorn-book-club-two-dollar-radio.jpgHosted by Eric Obenauf: Eric is a voracious bibliophile and cinephile and the publisher of the indie press Two Dollar Radio, which he founded in 2005 at the age of 23. His writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Millions, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Columbus Alive, The Billfold and others, and he is the writer and director of the Two Dollar Radio film I'm Not Patrick. In 2017 he cofounded the indie bookstore/bar/cafe Two Dollar Radio Headquarters, where he is the chief book buyer and head chef.

 


August 20, 2019, 7pm: This month's pick is
Love Drones by Noam Dorr

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
Between the shutter of a camera and the barrel of a rifle, essayist Noam Dorr perfectly situates us to feel with him along the edges of un-nameable hurt and hate and love, to come to realize, as he eloquently puts it, that to perceive through sight alone is to exclude the world.” —John D’Agata

 Love Drones


PAST PICKS:

July 2019: Devil Comes to Town
Devil Comes to Town

June 2019: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

the-collected-schizophrenias-essays-bookclub.jpg

May 2019: Negrophobia: An Urban Parable

the-collected-schizophrenias-essays-bookclub.jpg

April 2019: Collected Schizophrenias: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang.
the-collected-schizophrenias-essays-bookclub.jpg

March 2019: The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
the-wallcreeper-paperback-bookclub.jpg

February 2019: Solar Bones by Mike McCormack.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
solar-bones-paperback-book.jpg

January 2019: Samuel Johnson's Eternal Return by Martin Riker.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
samuel-johnson-s-eternal-return-by-martin-riker.jpg

December 2018: Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
grief-is-a-thing-with-feathers.jpg

November 2018: Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel by Jeff Jackson.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
destroy-all-monsters-two-dollar-radio-hq.jpg

October 2018: You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat] by Andrew Hankinson.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
you-could-do-something-amazing-with-your-life.jpg

September 2018Comemadre by Roque Larraquy, translated by Heather Cleary, published by Coffee House Press in 2018.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
comemadre-book-cover.jpg

August 2018The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic by Jessica Hopper, published by Featherproof Books in 2015.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
the-first-collection-of-criticism-by-a-living-female-rock-critic-unicorn-bookclub.jpg

July 2018: A Loving, Faithful Animal by Josephine Rowe, published by Catapult in September 2017.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
bookclub-july-2018.jpg

June 2018: Her Mother’s Mother’s Mother and Her Daughters by Maria José Silveira, published by Open Letter Books in December 2017, and translated from the Portuguese by Eric M. B. Becker.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
two-dollar-radio-hq-unicorn-books-club-june-2018.jpg

May 2018: Street of Thieves by Mathias Énard, published by Open Letter in November 2014, and translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
two-dollar-radio-hq-unicorn-books-club-may-2018.jpg

April 2018: Farewell, Damascus by Ghada Samman, published by Darf Publishers in October 2017, and translated from the Arabic by Nancy Roberts.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
bookclub-april-2018.jpg

March 2018: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, translated from the French by Alison Anderson, published by Europa Editions in 2008.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog cover

February 2018: Distant Star by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews, published by New Directions in 2004.
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
bookclub-feb-27-2018.jpg