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READ BETWEEN THE SPINES BOOK CLUB

DATE: Oct. 12 or 13 | Jan. 18 or 19 | Mar. 8 or 9
TIME: Times vary
PRICE: More information below

 

SIGN UP TODAY. SPACE IS LIMITED

Desert Botanical Garden invites you to explore the world of literature by reading “between the spines.” A botanical twist to the traditional book club, featuring books highlighting the world of plants, horticulture and conservation.

Become a subscriber of Read Between the Spines to hear from and engage with the authors. As a member of the Garden Fund and Patrons Circle Levels, you are invited to join Read Between the Spines with an annual subscription that provides access to three events. The first 100 members to sign up will receive a complimentary copy of the October book. Books will be available for purchase at the Garden shop.

Read Between the Spines Events
Select the morning or evening book club

For an intimate experience with the author, subscribe to the Evening Book Club, which will meet in Webster Auditorium. Enjoy a welcome drink along with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. As a bonus, you also have the flexibility to select between the morning or book club throughout the year.

Subscribe to the Morning Book Club to hear from the author and enjoy a light brunch with fellow members in Dorrance Hall.

Subscribers will receive digital invitations to sign up for each book club event in advance.

 

Morning Book Club

Registration: 9 a.m.
Presentation: 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Morning Subscription: $200
Morning Reception Meeting Fee: $32* | Guest Fee: $90

 

Evening Book Club

Registration: 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Evening Subscription: $250
Reception Meeting Fee: $64* | Guest Fee: $125

 

 

October 12 or 13
“To Boldly Grow: Finding Joy, Adventure and Dinner in your own Backyard” by Tamar Haspel 
To Boldly Grow is “part memoir, part how-to guide and wholly delightful” (Washington Post). Journalist and self-proclaimed “crappy gardener” Tamar Haspel is on a mission: to show us that raising or gathering our own food is not as hard as it’s often made out to be.

January 18 or 19
“Climate Chaos: Lessons on Survival from our Ancestors” by Brain Fagan 
Our knowledge of ancient climates has advanced tremendously in the last decade, to the point where we can now reconstruct seasonal weather going back thousands of years and see just how people and nature interacted. The lesson is clear: the societies that survive are those that plan ahead.

March 8 or 9 
“While Glaciers Slept; Secret Life of Glaciers” by M. Jackson
While Glaciers Slept weaves together the parallel stories of what happens when the climates of a family and a planet change. Dr. M Jackson reveals how these events are deeply intertwined, and how the deterioration of her parents’ health was as devastating as the inexorable changing of Earth’s climate.

*Subscription costs cover expenses related to expenses from the author’s visit. The meeting fee covers all attendees’ hospitality, food and beverage.
The book club is open to members at the Garden Fund and Patrons Circle levels who do not waive benefits. If you have additional questions, please email us at contact@dbg.org


Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Trail closed through Oct.
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