Classic Catalog

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.

Fiction

Pretend I'm Dead

by Jen Beagin
COMING SOON

November Road

by Lou Berney
COMING SOON

A Lucky Man: Stories

by Jamel Brinkley
COMING SOON

Sensible Shoes

by Sharon Garlough Brown
Discussion questions

Marlena

by Julie Buntin
Discussion questions

Fruit of the Drunken Tree

by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
COMING SOON

Girl, Woman, Other

by Bernardine Evaristo
COMING SOON

Lawn Boy

by Jonathan Evison
Discussion questions

So Big

by Edna Ferber
COMING SOON

This Is How It Always Is

by Laurie Frankel
COMING SOON

Varina

by Charles Frazier
Discussion questions

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

by Anissa Gray
COMING SOON

Less

by Andrew Sean Greer
Discussion questions

She Rides Shotgun

by Jordan Harper
COMING SOON

Death Is Hard Work

by Khaled Khalifa
COMING SOON

Orphan Train

by Christina Baker Kline
Discussion Questions

The Mars Room

by Rachel Kushner
COMING SOON

The Unhoneymooners

by Christina Lauren
COMING SOON

Ginny Moon

by Benjamin Ludwig
Discussion Questions

Lost Children Archive

by Valeria Luiselli
COMING SOON

Red, White & Royal Blue

by Casey McQuiston
COMING SOON

Gods of Jade and Shadow

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
COMING SOON

Ghost Wall

by Sarah Moss
COMING SOON

Darktown

by Thomas Mullen
Discussion Questions

Convenience Store Woman

by Sayaka Murata
COMING SOON

Lolita

by Vladimir Nabokov
Discussion Questions

The Sympathizer

by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Discussion Questions

Binti

by Nnedi Okorafor
Discussion Questions

Ship of Fools

by Katherine Anne Porter
COMING SOON

Normal People

by Sally Rooney
COMING SOON

Fever Dream

by Samanta Schweblin
Discussion questions

The Island of Sea Women

by Lisa See
COMING SOON

Ceremony

by Leslie Marmon Silko
Discussion Questions

The Secret History

by Donna Tartt
COMING SOON

Women Talking

by Miriam Toews
COMING SOON

Tell the Machine Goonight

by Katie Williams
COMING SOON

Non Fiction

The Best We Could Do

by Thi Bui
COMING SOON

Bad Blood

by John Carreyrou
COMING SOON

All You Can Ever Know

by Nicole Chung
COMING SOON

The World According to Fannie Davis

by Bridgett M. Davis
COMING SOON

Eager

by Ben Goldfarb
Discussion questions

Janesville

by Amy Goldstein
Discussion Questions

What the Eyes Don't See

by Mona Hanna-Attisha
COMING SOON

Sapiens

by Yuval Harari
Discussion Questions

Blackout

by Sarah Hepola
Discussion Questions

All About Love

by bell hooks
COMING SOON

Survival Math

by Mitchell Jackson
COMING SOON

Lab Girl

by Hope Jahren
Discussion Questions

The Feather Thief

by Kirk Wallace Johnson
COMING SOON

Good Neighbor

by Maxwell King
COMING SOON

Lost Girls

by Robert Kolker
Discussion questions

Maid

by Stephanie Land
COMING SOON

Heavy

by Kiese Laymon
Discussion questions

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

by Michelle McNamara
COMING SOON

My Father, the Pornographer

by Chris Offutt
COMING SOON

Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come

by Jessica Pan
COMING SOON

Inheritance

by Dani Shapiro
COMING SOON

Just Mercy

by Bryan Stevenson
COMING SOON

Wild

by Cheryl Strayed
Discussion Questions

Rez Life

by David Treuer
Discussion Questions

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays

by Esmé Weijun Wang
COMING SOON