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Books and Coffee 2023

Everybody knows a great book from the past, whether it’s Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice or Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.  But what are the great books of the present?  That’s the question the English Department’s Books and Coffee series has explored since 1951.  Every Thursday in February, a faculty member discusses a recent book that’s made some waves, something you may have heard of but haven’t gotten around to reading. This is your opportunity to hear expert commentary on a new book that is a vital part of contemporary print culture. 

Join us on three Thursdays in February 2023 for coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or other hot beverage in STEW 302. Doors open at 3:00 and the talks will run from 4:30-5:00 pm.

These books will be available at Von's Bookstore in West Lafayette and Second Flight Books in Lafayette.

For a list of past Books & Coffees (1951-the Present) click here.

Books and Coffee 2023

Sponsored by the Department of English and the Purdue Student Union Board.

For more information on the 2023 program, contact Dorrie Armstrong Faculty Director.