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Graphic Novel Book Club November
Graphic Novel Book Club November

Tue, Nov 22

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Under the Umbrella Bookstore

Graphic Novel Book Club November

Join us for another graphic novel book club meeting!

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Time & Location

Nov 22, 2022, 6:30 PM

Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

Guests

About the Event

Thanks to a generous donation, we are excited to launch a new queer graphic novel book club! We will be using funds from the donation to provide free copies of the books for the first several club meetings, while funds last.

About the Book Club

Because the books will be offered for free to participants, it is expected that those who claim a free book will participate in the book club. If you get a book but do not come to the book club meeting without communicating in advance, you will not be eligible to receive free books in the future.

Claiming the Book

You must RSVP in advance and pick up your copy of the book by November 10. If you have not picked up your book by November 10 without communicating with us in advance, your spot will be given to someone on the waitlist.

COVID Precautions

It is a requirement for both the bookstore and the book club to wear a mask. An air purifier will be running in the room throughout the duration of the book club meeting.

About the Book

Set in 2005, this gorgeously illustrated, funny, and honest graphic novel follows four teens who stumble into an illicit anime DVD-burning business that shakes up their conservative small town…and their friendship. When Brooke, Kelly, Maggie, and Melissa buy a bootleg anime DVD at a gas station, they get much more than they bargained for with Super Love XL, a risqué move featuring—among other things—a giant mecha who shoots lasers out of her chest. The four girls are horrified (and maybe a little fascinated). It’s so unlike anything they’ve seen, would probably shock everyone else in their town, and definitely would take over their extremely conservative Christian school. That’s when they have the idea to sell copies to local boys…for twenty dollars a pop. At first, everything goes perfectly, with the friends raking in cash—pretty soon they’ll even have enough money to buy the matching jackets they’ve always dreamed of! But as the market for mildly titillating anime DVDs grows, the girls realize they’ll need new material. On top of figuring out how to replicate their first success, there’s growing tension within the group. Brooke and Kelly’s romance is on its last legs, and hurt feelings are guaranteed when Melissa starts falling for one of them. Will the four girls’ shared history be strong enough to see them through this upheaval? Or will they learn that some things can only end in heartbreak?

Buy your copy here.

Tickets

  • Free Book Ticket

    By claiming this ticket, you are committing to attend the graphic novel book club. No shows will not be eligible to receive free copies of future books!

    $0.00
  • Free Registration (no book)

    Please choose this option if you already own the book and do not wish to receive one of the 10 free copies

    Pay what you want

Total

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