Curious Iguana hosts a variety of author events and book discussions, both in our store and at nearby locations. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. No registration is required, but seating is limited. Please call 301.695.2500 or email if you have any questions.

  • Tuesdays with Tea Book Club
    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
    Discuss literary fiction and non-fiction, along with tea from the Iguana's next-door neighbor, Voila! This book club meets monthly on second Tuesdays. Free, no registration is required, and featured titles are discounted 20% at least four weeks prior to each discussion.Radical Hope edited by Carolina De Robertis – January 9The History of Love by Nicole Krauss – February 13We Are Taking Only What We Need by Stephanie Powell Watts – March 13The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Theriault – April 10Lucky Boy by Shanti Sekaran – May 8Sing for Your Life by Daniel Bergner – June 12Less by Andrew Sean Greer – July 10The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso – August 14Wolf Season by Helen Benedict – September 11The Book Thieves by Anders Rydell – October 9 (paperback available 2/6/18)Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar – November 13Note: Tuesdays with Tea does not meet in December.
  • Supper & Stories at Nido's
    07:00 PM-08:00 PM
    111 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD, United States
    Join us on the second Tuesday of every other month at 7 pm for Supper & Stories at Nido’s Italian restaurant, 111 East Patrick Street, in Downtown Frederick. For $40* per person, you receive a paperback copy of the featured title and a delicious meal, flavored with engaging conversation about the book.Now in its third year, Supper & Stories turns the page to family stories with compelling characters from Cameroon, Tel Aviv, Detroit's East Side, New York City, and other locales near and far. Get to know your world, and get to know your neighbors, at these unique gatherings, sponsored by Nido’s and Curious Iguana. About Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue – January 9Native Cameroonian Imbolo Mbue delivers a rich and poignant story that explores the dynamics of class, culture, and the fragility of the American dream. In New York City, two very different families--one from Cameroon and one local to Manhattan--find their lives intertwined just as the Great Recession upends the economy. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue – January 9Three Floors Up by Eshkol Nevo – March 13The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti – May 8 (paperback available 1/30/18)The Turner House by Angela Flournoy – July 10The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang – September 11Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler – November 13 *Price includes meal, beverage, gratuity, and copy of book. Fee is non-refundable, and space is limited. Register in person at Nido’s, 111 East Patrick Street, Downtown Frederick, or online, then bring voucher to Curious Iguana, 12 North Market Street, to pick up your free book. Questions? Call Nido’s at 301-624-1052 or Curious Iguana at 301-695-2500.  
  • WHEN: An Evening with Daniel Pink
    07:00 PM-08:00 PM
    40 South Carroll Street, Frederick, MD, United States
    Daniel Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, discusses his newest book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.Timing is everything—but we don’t know much about timing itself, even though our lives are a never-ending stream of “when” decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. In When, Daniel Pink shows that timing is really a science and unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing that will help us flourish at work, at school, and at home.Following his presentation, Daniel Pink will answer questions and sign books purchased through Curious Iguana. Copies of When and other titles by Daniel Pink will be available for purchase at event. Cash and credit cards accepted. Tickets required. Purchase tickets here.$20 One ticket, no book$30 One ticket, one copy of When $45 Two tickets, one copy of WhenAbout the Book:Timing, it’s often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Daniel Pink shows that timing is really a science.Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married?In When, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives. About the Author:Daniel H. Pink is the author of six provocative books — including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell Is Human. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 35 languages. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and their three children.
  • Pre-Pub Book Club
    12:00 PM-01:00 PM
    12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
    Choose from advance (pre-publication) copies of titles not yet available to the public. Select a free book to read, then join us the following month to share your feedback. This group meets monthly at Noon on third Thursdays: January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, and November 15.Note: Pre-Pub does not meet in December.