Home And Recreation

Margie Scott Tucker Book Club Applauded by Home and Rec

HomeAndRecreation.Org recognizes the community created by the "4th Tuesday Book Club," a reading group organized by Margie Scott Tucker. The group meets monthly at the oldest independent book store in Palo Alto.


Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/28/2014 -- HomeAndRecreation.org, a website focused on all aspects of American living, recently featured Margie Scott Tucker’s “4th Tues Book Club,” a community group of bibliophiles that meets at Books, Inc. to discuss modern works of fiction.

“I was so thrilled to learn more about Margie’s ‘4th Tuesday Book Club,’” said Jonas Spacey, recreation editor for Home And Recreation. “This book club is a phenomenal example of a smart, community driven activity that more of us should be participating in. A group like this makes lives of everyone involved more fulfilling.”

The club, which meets at 7 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Books, Inc, is a long-running book club which discusses mostly fiction with some relevant non-fiction choices. Margie Scott Tucker, co-owner of Books, Inc, leads the discussion.

“We’ve read so many books over the years, and hopefully that has affected our members in great, unknowable ways,” says Tucker. “Reading is a vital part of living, so our little club really meshes with Home And Recreation’s mission of highlighting ways of making living better.”

Home And Recreation profiles the club, Margie’s loving influence, and the laid-back atmosphere that is sometimes missing from book clubs. Margie chooses the featured book, leads the discussion, and moderates the meeting, which ensures that no one person takes over the conversation, and to create a safe space for more shy readers to talk about the chosen book.

“A lot of book clubs fall victim to a pecking order, and don’t encourage every reader to speak their mind,” says Spacey. “That’s why 4th Tuesday is so special. Well, that’s only one of the reasons. The curated monthly choices are also pretty phenomenal – but what else would you expect from a bookstore owner? She has her ear to the ground, so it’s easy for Margie to pick a winner every month.”

By Audrey Carlson

About Books, Inc.
Books, Inc. is an independent bookseller with twelve stores and more than 200 employees. The company dates back to the gold rush, and bills itself as “the West’s oldest independent bookseller.” Books, Inc. continues to provide outstanding customer service and adapt to changing technology in the bookselling world. The club meets every fourth Tuesday with some scheduling changes due to holidays; please call the store to confirm.