Truesday Night Books

03/28/17 07:00 PM - 03/28/17 08:00 PM
Curious Iguana
12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA

New in 2017!
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month to explore these nonfiction titles:

March 28: Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth

April 25: Arms by A.J. Somerset

May 30: Evicted by Matthew Desmond (PB releases 3/7)

June 27: Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt

July 25: Drinking in America by Susan Cheever

August 29: The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

September 26: On Trails by Robert Moor (PB releases 7/4)

October 31: Being a Beast by Charles Foster (PB releases 7/4)

November 28: I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong (PB releases 8/15)

Featured titles are discounted 20% four weeks prior to each session. Questions? Contact us at 301-695-2500 or

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  • 03/09/17 07:00 PM - 03/09/17 08:00 PM
    New for 2017! Readers’ Workshop at Curious Iguana Join us at the Iguana on the second Thursday of every month at 7 pm for our new Readers’ Workshop. Free; no registration required. Featured books are discounted 20% four weeks prior to each session. Ever struggle with describing exactly why you like or dislike a book? Perhaps you enjoyed the plot and the characters, but you can’t quite pinpoint the reason why you wouldn’t recommend it to others. Readers’ Workshop will help you read closer so you can recognize what makes fiction writing great—whether it’s beautifully crafted sentences, natural dialogue, or details you will never forget. Using Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer* as a reference guide, we will read a chapter of the guide as well as a work of fiction each month. Our discussions will focus on what we learned from that month’s chapter and how it relates to that month’s featured title. Join us as we slow down and pay close attention, which will make us all better readers. Leading Readers’ Workshop is Stephanie Yamkovenko, who has lived in downtown Frederick for the past eight years and is convinced that Frederick is a real-life Stars Hollow. She spends her free time reading, running, writing, and walking around downtown. Stephanie grew up in south Louisiana and currently works as a digital editor for a health care association. Read her blog (, follow her on Twitter @s_yamkovenko, and see what she’s reading on Litsy @StephanieY.   March 9: Desperate Characters by Paula Fox Topic: Paragraphs (Chapter 4, Reading Like a Writer) April 13: Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre Topic: Narration (Chapter 5, Reading Like a Writer) May 11: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Topic: Character (Chapter 6, Reading Like a Writer) June 8: A Mercy by Toni Morrison Topic: Dialogue (Chapter 7, Reading Like a Writer) July 13: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy Topic: Details (Chapter 8, Reading Like a Writer) August 10: Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor Topic: Gesture (Chapter 9, Reading Like a Writer) * Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer* is available to Readers’ Workshop participants for the reduced price of $10.
  • 03/21/17 11:00 AM - 03/21/17 12:00 PM
    Discuss thought-provoking reads over cup of tea (courtesy of the Iguana’s next-door neighbor, Voila!). Booksellers lead discussions at 11 am on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Curious Iguana (12 North Market Street in Downtown Frederick). Free; no registration required. Featured titles are discounted 20% four weeks prior to each session. Questions? Contact us at 301-695-2500 or   March 21: Little Cyclone by Airey Neave April 11: The Sellout by Paul Beatty May 9: The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer June 13:  The Song Poet by Kao Kalia Yang July 11: One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson August 8: The Optician of Lampedusa by Emma-Jane Kirby September 12: This Side of Providence by Rachel Harper October 10: Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sumil Yapa  November 14: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • 03/21/17 07:00 PM - 03/21/17 08:00 PM
    We’re saving a seat at the table for you! Join us on the second Tuesday of every other month at 7 pm for Supper & Stories at Nido’s Italian restaurant in Downtown Frederick. For $40* per person, you receive a paperback copy of the featured title and a delicious meal, served family-style and flavored with engaging conversation about the book. Now in its second year, Supper & Stories is “going places” in 2017, with fabulous reads that will transport you from 20th-century Turkey to war-ravaged Liberia, a North Carolina plantation, present-day New York City, and a retirement home in Los Angeles. Get to know your world, and get to know your neighbors, at these unique gatherings, sponsored by Nido’s and Curious Iguana. March 21: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom May 9: Orhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian July 11: One World Two: A Second Global Anthology of Short Stories edited by Ovo Adagha and Chris Brazier September 12: Shelter by Jung Yun November 14: Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent *Price includes meal, beverage, gratuity, and copy of book