Classic Catalog

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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.


Girl, Woman, Other

by Bernardine Evaristo

Lawn Boy

by Jonathan Evison
Discussion questions

So Big

by Edna Ferber

Ghost Wall

by Sarah Moss


by Thomas Mullen
Discussion Questions

Convenience Store Woman

by Sayaka Murata


by Vladimir Nabokov
Discussion Questions

Ship of Fools

by Katherine Anne Porter

Fruit of the Drunken Tree

by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Normal People

by Sally Rooney

Fever Dream

by Samanta Schweblin
Discussion questions

The Island of Sea Women

by Lisa See


by Leslie Marmon Silko
Discussion Questions

Non Fiction


by Yuval Harari
Discussion Questions


by Sarah Hepola
Discussion Questions

All About Love

by bell hooks

Survival Math

by Mitchell Jackson

Lab Girl

by Hope Jahren
Discussion Questions

The Feather Thief

by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Good Neighbor

by Maxwell King

Lost Girls

by Robert Kolker
Discussion questions