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05/07/2019 | Press release | Archived content

Barnes & Noble Announces Sarah Blake’s The Guest Book as May 2019 National Book Club Selection 05/07/2019

Readers are Invited to the Barnes & Noble Book Club Discussion in their Local Store on Tuesday, June 11 at 7 PM

New York, NY - May 7, 2019 -Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest retail bookseller, today announced The Guest Book by Sarah Blake as the May 2019 selection for the Barnes & Noble Book Club, a monthly book club designed to bring readers in communities across the country together to discuss the most compelling books. Barnes & Noble is selling a special Exclusive Book Club Edition of The Guest Book as well as hosting a free Book Club night for customers to discuss the novel in stores across the country on Tuesday, June 11, at 7 PM local time. Customers can buy the book starting today and sign up for the Book Club in their local store or online at

'We're so excited to name Sarah Blake's riveting, multi-generational novel The Guest Book as our May Book Club Selection,' said Liz Harwell, Senior Director of Merchandising, Trade Books at Barnes & Noble. 'This ambitious and timely work will make for compelling discussion in our stores, and Sarah Blake's exclusive essay for Barnes & Noble will give readers insight into what motivated her to tell the story of this distinctly American family.'

In Sarah Blake's The Guest Book, an American family navigates a rapidly changing world in an unforgettable story of secrets and betrayals, loyalty and legacy. The B&N Exclusive Edition of The Guest Book contains a special Reading Group Guide, and a behind-the-scenes essay from Sarah Blake. Customers can buy the book now on, or at their local Barnes & Noble.

Barnes & Noble will hold Book Club discussions on Tuesday, June 11, at 7 PM, about one month after the book goes on sale. Customers can sign up to attend the discussion online at:

Previous Barnes & Noble Book Club selections include: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, Clock Dance by Anne Tyler, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict, The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin, The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See, and Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly.

For more details, customers can ask one of their local, knowledgeable Barnes & Noble booksellers, or check the Barnes & Noble Store Locator for event information. They can also join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat (bnsnaps) and Facebook, using hashtag #BNBookClub.