From Our Staff | April 17, 2004

Dust off your eyeglasses, because this month, Barnes & Noble is giving you a few reasons to pick up a good book. If you’re looking for a canonized, tried-and-true classic, stock up on B&N’s pocket-sized Collector’s Library editions. Books such as Homer’s The Iliad, Austen’s Persuasion, Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and Flaubert’s Madame Bovary are less than five bucks apiece and boast cloth covers, gold-edged pages, brief author biographies, and a “Further Reading” list.

If a contemporary read is more your taste, join one of B&N’s new monthly online book clubs. Not only are the clubs FREE and hosted by a variety of well-known authors, such as Margaret Atwood, but they also provide a four-week discussion forum with others reading the same volume you choose. Just sign up for a B&N account online, and start communicating! Happy reading!

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