Books by the Stack

Build your own book club kit

Check out as few or as many copies of the book as you need.  Each book checks out separately and can be returned separately to any GRPL location. Books by the Stack books are checked out for 6 weeks (one 3-week renewal is available). Plenty of time to read, meet, and discuss! Discussion questions for each book can be downloaded below. Or ask for a copy of the questions at the Information Desk on Level 1 of the Main Library. Is your stack too tall to carry home? Check out a handy tote bag! Ask for the bag at the Information Desk as well. 

Also available:
Books by the Stack for Teens 
Books by the Stack for Kids
Books by the Stack at the Branches

Call 616.988.5400 to place a hold on available copies

Give us a call at the Main Library and we’ll be happy to get your stack together and on hold for you. We can send it to the branch of your choice or you can come pick it up at the Main Library.


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll
Discussion Questions

Lawn Boy

by Jonathan Evison


by Charles Frazier


by Thomas Mullen
Discussion Questions


by Vladimir Nabokov
Discussion Questions

The Sympathizer

by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Discussion Questions

The Friend

by Sigrid Nunez


by Sarai Walker
Discussion Questions

Sing, Unburied, Sing

by Jesmyn Ward
Discussion Questions

Non Fiction

$2.00 a Day

by K. Edin and L. Shaefer
Discussion Questions

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

by Dan Egan
Discussion Questions


by Ruth Everhart
Discussion Questions

Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann
Discussion Questions


by Yuval Harari
Discussion Questions


by Sarah Hepola
Discussion Questions

American Fire

by Monica Hesse
Discussion Questions

Lost Girls

by Robert Kolker

Member of the Family

by Dianne Lake


by Kiese Laymon

Tell Me How It Ends

by Valeria Luiselli

H is for Hawk

by Helen Macdonald
Discussion Questions

Once in a Great City

by David Maraniss

The Radium Girls

by Kate Moore
Discussion Questions

The State of Affairs

by Esther Perel

How to Change Your Mind

by Michael Pollan


by Cheryl Strayed
Discussion Questions

The Black Hand

by Stephan Talty
Discussion Questions

Rez Life

by David Treuer
Discussion Questions

The Very Worst Missionary

by Jamie Wright