JBC Meetup on April 17: "Cities of the World"


Jakarta Book Club is back! This time, we want to try gathering on a Sunday... same time and place, just the day is a bit different. 

Based on majority votes last month, we are going to discuss cities around the world that have captivated our thoughts and imagination. These places are usually described beautifully as a setting of a book, as a way to know where the writer drew his or her inspiration from. So, one city at a time... one book, one city... The details & RSVP list can be found here.

The range is broad; it could be travel-related books, from travel journals to history books. Fiction and non fiction, English and Indonesian books are welcome. 

Expect to hear review on books like "Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes" written by Elizabeth Bard, "Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution" written by David Harvey, "Wajah Bandoeng Tempo Doeloe" written by Haryoto Kunto, “Jerusalem” created by Guy Delisle, "Snow Country" written by Yasunari Kawabata, "Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto" written by Shawn Micallef, "Beautiful Ruins" written by Jess Walter, "The New York Trilogy" - a series of novels by Paul Auster, and "Passport to Happiness" written by our dear officer Aulia Halimatussadiah a.k.a. Ollie. 

Augustine of Hippo once said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” If you can travel anywhere, where would you go?

NOTES: Don’t miss a chance to win a ticket to attend the pre-opening of BIG BAD WOLF Books Sale (BBW) at ICE – BSD City, Tangerang, on April 29, 2016. The event will feature around 3.5 million books, mostly imported books from a wide range of genres. Every book at the Sale has been heavily discounted from 75% to 95% off retail prices.    


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