Walking Book Clubs on the South Coast

We’re bringing walking book clubs to the South Coast! We stole this idea from the Brits (see here) but are putting a decidedly South Coast spin on it by choosing books and/or authors with a connection to our region. Next up: The Case of the India Pale Ale by Paull Goodchild.

Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 2:00. We’ll meet at the Tipsy Toboggan in Fall River for a walk along Fall River’s waterfront, past a couple of breweries, in keeping with the book’s theme!

What’s a walking book club, anyway? It’s the opportunity to get outside with fellow book lovers and explore a new corner of the South Coast and wonderful books by local authors.

Join us as we explore Fall River’s waterfront with Goodchild’s book which was originally published on a series of labels for Buzzards Bay Brewing back in 2010 before being expanded to book form. Participants need not have previously read the book to enjoy the tour. Mr. Goodchild will join us on the walk and read from his book

When? January 12, 2020 from 2-4 p.m.

Where? Fall River’s waterfront. Because it’s winter, we wanted to keep warm AND we wanted to honor the beer theme of the book. So we’ll meet at the Tipsy Toboggan at 75 Ferry Street and we’ll end at Canned Heat Brewery,

Why this spot? At moments, the story verges into magical realism, but mostly, it’s a noir detective story. It’s caused us to re-imagine Fall River as a noir town, with its street lamps, brick buildings, waterfront, stunning cityscapes, and this romantic feel that brings us to, of course, a local brewery.

The event is FREE thanks to our sponsors at Partners Village Store in Westport (where you can get a copy of the book). But we’d love you to pre-register here.

Still can’t imagine a walking book club? Check out the Southcoast Today article on our first walking book club right here.


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