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

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.

Fiction

Americanah

by Chimamanda Adichie
Discussion Questions

Infinite Home

by Kathleen Alcott
Discussion Questions

The Bear and the Nightingale

by Katherine Arden
COMING SOON

Sensible Shoes

by Sharon Garlough Brown
COMING SOON

Marlena

by Julie Bentin
COMING SOON

Kindred

by Octavia Butler
Discussion Questions

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll
Discussion Questions

Rebecca

by Daphne du Maurier
Discussion Questions

The Jane Austen Project

by Kathleen Flynn
COMING SOON

Americans Gods

by Neil Gaiman
COMING SOON

Less

by Andrew Sean Greer
COMING SOON

Ordinary Grace

by William Kent Krueger
Discussion Questions

The Lathe of Heaven

by Ursula K. Le Guin
COMING SOON

Ginny Moon

by Benjamin Ludwig
Discussion Questions

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

by Carmen Maria Machado
COMING SOON

The Natural

by Bernard Malamud
Discussion Questions

Bird Box

by Josh Malerman
Discussion Questions

Station Eleven

by Emily St. John Mandel
Discussion Questions

Fever Dream

by Samanta Schweblin
COMING SOON

Ceremony

by Leslie Marmon Silko
Discussion Questions

Sourdough

by Robin Sloan
COMING SOON

New Title Coming Soon

Annihilation

by Jeff VanderMeer
Discussion Questions

The Sirens of Titan

by Kurt Vonnegut
COMING SOON

Dietland

by Sarai Walker
Discussion Questions

Sing, Unburied, Sing

by Jesmyn Ward
Discussion Questions

Fingersmith

by Sarah Waters
COMING SOON

Non Fiction

Evicted

by Matthew Desmond
Discussion Questions

Never Caught

by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Discussion Questions

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
COMING SOON

My Family and Other Animals

by Gerald Malcolm Durrell
COMING SOON

$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

Ruined

by Ruth Everhart
Discussion Questions

Janesville

by Amy Goldstein
Discussion Questions

The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs

by Tristan Gooley
COMING SOON

Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann
Discussion Questions

Sapiens

by Yuval Harari
Discussion Questions

Blackout

by Sarah Hepola
Discussion Questions

American Fire

by Monica Hesse
Discussion Questions

Bettyville

by George Hodgman
Discussion Questions

Lab Girl

by Hope Jahren
Discussion Questions

The Liars' Club

by Mary Karr
Discussion Questions

Member of the Family

by Diana Lake
COMING SOON

Tell Me How It Ends

by Valeria Luiselli
COMING SOON

H is for Hawk

by Helen Macdonald
Discussion Questions

Once in a Great City

by David Maraniss

Age of Anger

by Pankaj Mishra
COMING SOON

The Radium Girls

by Kate Moore
Discussion Questions

The State of Affairs

by Esther Perel
COMING SOON

No One Cares About Crazy People

by Ron Powers
Discussion Questions

The Three Christs of Ypsilanti

by Milton Rokeach
Discussion Questions

Provenance

by Laney Salisbury
Discussion Questions

The Disaster Artist

by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell
COMING SOON

Hidden Figures

by Margot Lee Shetterly
Discussion Questions

Wild

by Cheryl Strayed
Discussion Questions

The Black Hand

by Stephan Talty
Discussion Questions

Rez Life

by David Treuer
Discussion Questions

The Blood of Emmett Till

by Timothy B. Tyson
COMING SOON

The Very Worst Missionary

by Jamie Wright
COMING SOON