11 Nov 2017

The Pfister Book Club Takes Over the Rouge with a Discussion of Bel Canto

The Pfister Book Club Takes Over the Rouge with a Discussion of Bel Canto

  The Pfister Mezzanine was a wonderful place to hold our book club, but it pales in comparison, of course, to a bonafide ballroom. This week, our Pfister Book Club met in the Rouge for the first time, and the ballroom opened its elegant arms to us and our books. We saw our largest crowd […]

17 Oct 2017

Literature Should Always Come With a Side of Edible Gold: The Pfister Book Club Meets Again

Literature Should Always Come With a Side of Edible Gold: The Pfister Book Club Meets Again

I left the Pfister Book Club October meeting last week a little giddy.  Not because we all loved the month’s book, Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss, so much (spoiler: overall, it confused more than thrilled us) but precisely because even for a dense, perplexing book, 40 of you showed up.  The fact that so many of you […]

11 Oct 2017

Curioser and Curioser– A Mad Hatter Tea Party

Curioser and Curioser– A Mad Hatter Tea Party

  If you’ve at times believed six impossible things before breakfast, or know that in some ways we’re all mad, or have ever been late for a very important date, or if you’re a darling little girl twirling in a tulle dress that sparkles just so, or a group of friends who love wearing dashing […]

20 Sep 2017

The Pfister Book Club Reads Our Way Into Autumn

The Pfister Book Club Reads Our Way Into Autumn

The Pfister isn’t too old to change. It’s growing into the perfect place to engage with books and others who love them, and this was very apparent at our book club meeting last Thursday. 45 of us (!!) gathered to discuss The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor, and just like that, we outgrew the Pfister […]

12 Aug 2017

We Turn the Pages: Our Pfister Book Club Meets Again!

We Turn the Pages: Our Pfister Book Club Meets Again!

I gave an important disclaimer to our first month’s book club participants about my August selection: the first half of the novel is pretty dark, but if you continue through to the end, the author achieves well-earned hopefulness in a book so rich you’ll never forget it. For many of the 29 people who found […]

14 Jul 2017

One for the Books

One for the Books

Last night, 30 of us gathered together for the first ever Pfister book club. It felt like the start of something rich. There could not have been a place more perfectly suited to discussing Amor Towles’s A Gentleman in Moscow, which is completely set in a grand hotel, than the historic Pfister Mezzanine. We, like […]