Learned Owl Book Groups

The Learned Owl Book Club discusses The Last Painting (July 10 & 11)

Join The Learned Owl Book Club On July 10 at 1pm or July 11 at 7pm as they discuss The Last Painting by Sara De Vos. They will be meeting at the Christ Episcopal Church instead of at the Owl, due to the construction on Main Street. 

More about the book: 

A RARE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY PAINTING LINKS THREE LIVES, ON THREE CONTINENTS, OVER THREE CENTURIES IN "THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS," AN EXHILARATING NEW NOVEL FROM DOMINIC SMITH.

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250118325
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Picador - April 4th, 2017

Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city’s Guild of St. Luke.


Book Club in a Bar Discusses Redemption Road by John Hart at 6:30 (June 29)

Join Book Club in Bar as we discuss John Hart's novel "Redemption Road".  Enjoy food, drinks, and the company of fellow book lovers! The meeting will be held at Noble House.

More about John Hart and "Remption Road":

Over 2 million copies of his books in print. The first and only author to win back-to-back Edgars for Best Novel. Every book a New York Times bestseller. After five years, John Hart is back.

Redemption Road: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250132116
Availability: Backordered
Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - May 16th, 2017

Now a New York Times Bestseller

Over 2 million copies of his books in print. The first and only author to win back-to-back Edgars for Best Novel. Every book a New York Times bestseller.


Book Club in a Bar with Special Guest Robin Yocum (May 25)

Join us at Lager & Vine at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25th, for The Learned Owl's Book Club in a Bar. Our guest author will be Robin Yocum, author of the 2017 Edgar Award-nominated "A Brilliant Death", the critically acclaimed novels "Favorite Sons", "The Essay", and "Dead Before Deadline". He will be speaking with the group about another of his mysteries, "A Welcome Murder", which is available at the book shop. 

A Welcome Murder Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781633882638
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click for Details
Published: Seventh Street Books - April 4th, 2017

After his unspectacular professional baseball career ends with a knee injury in Toledo, Ohio, Johnny Earl gets busted for selling cocaine. After serving seven years in prison, all he wants to do is return to his hometown of Steubenville, retrieve the drug money he stashed before he went to jail, and start a new life where no one has ever heard of Johnny Earl.


Book Club in a Bar discusses Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told (April 27)

Join us to discuss Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told by Tom Phelan. We will discuss in a relaxed atmosphere over food and drinks.  All are welcome.  Location TBD.

Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781628727548
Availability: Backordered
Published: Arcade - March 7th, 2017

When journalist Patrick Bracken returns to Gohen, the Irish village where he was born, he knows the eyes of the townspeople are on him. He has come home to investigate two deaths that happened decades earlier when he was a child, deaths that were ruled accidental. But Patrick knows—and believes the whole town knows—they were murders.


History Book Club: The Creation of Israel and Jordan (April 23)

The Learned Owl Book Shop's History Book Club will meet Sunday, April 23rd, from 2 to 4 p.m. The topic will be the creation of Israel and Jordan. Those interested in attending are asked to read any book they choose on the topic and come ready to discuss with the group. There is no cost for attending, and no need to sign up. 

For more information about this and other events, go to or call 330-653-2252.

Learned Owl Book Club Discusses Grandma Gatewood's Walk

Join us as our Learned Owl Book Club discusses Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Motgomery.

This month the group will only meet for discussion once. 

Normally, the group meets on the second Monday (1 PM) and Tuesday (7 PM) of each month. New members are always welcome!

Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781613734995
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click for Details
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Chicago Review Press - April 1st, 2016

2014 National Outdoor Book Award Winner in History / Biography

Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, sixty-seven-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail.


Frank Lavin at History Book Club

Join The Learned Owl Book Shop History Book Club on Sunday, March 19th, 2 p.m., when we welcome Frank Lavin, a Canton native and former U.S. ambassador to Singapore. The author will be bring his book "Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II". Mr. Lavin writes about his father Carl's adventures, in turn disarming and sobering. The story will appeal to general readers, veterans, educators, and students of the war. The book offers insight into the wartime career of a Jewish Ohioan in the military, from enlistment to training through overseas deployment.

Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II (War and Society in North America) Cover Image
By Frank Lavin, Henry A. Kissinger (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780821422557
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ohio University Press - January 15th, 2017

Carl Lavin was a high school senior when Pearl Harbor was attacked. The Canton, Ohio, native was eighteen when he enlisted, a decision that would take him with the US Army from training across the United States and Britain to combat with the 84th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge.


Book Club in a Bar Discusses Maisie Dobbs

Join us at Papa Joe's Iacomini's in Akron as our Book Club in a Bar discusses Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. 

Maisie Dobbs Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616954079
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Soho Crime - June 3rd, 2014

"A female investigator every bit as brainy and battle-hardened as Lisbeth Salander."
—Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air, on Maisie Dobbs


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