Leaves & Literacy Book Club ~July 2024~

Leaves & Literacy Book Club ~July 2024~

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Leaf & Petal has our very own book club! Headed up by Maeve and Cadence, Leaves & Literacy is a chance to discover and discuss new books, drink delicious tea, and get an exclusive crocheted item! In person spots for this book club are currently limited to a small amount, due to space, but we do hope to expand in the future!

How it works: 

  1. Purchase your book club package at the beginning of the month to pick up in store or have shipped to you.
  2. Receive your package. Drink your tea and read your book. Get involved on the Leaves & Literacy private Instagram group.
  3. In Person Orders: Come to the book club meeting at Leaf & Petal (date announced with each new box) where you will discuss the book, enjoy tea and refreshments (no additional fee), get a discount to shop, and get FIRST chance at signing up for the next month's book club. 
    Long Distance Orders: During the in person book club, get a discount code to shop online, and sign up for next month’s book club.

What your package includes:

  • The book of the month: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
  • One 1/3oz bags of loose leaf tea (makes 4-6 cups): Rivertown Blues and Dragonwell Green from Leaf & Petal 
  • A one-of-a-kind crocheted cutie from Leaf & Petal’s Maeve
  • Two vinyl stickers 
  • Exclusive Leaves & Literacy sticker designed by Skull_Fern

About Remarkably Bright Creatures: 

After Tova Sullivan's husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she's been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished on a boat in Puget Sound over thirty years ago.

Tova becomes acquainted with curmudgeonly Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus living at the aquarium. Marcellus knows more than anyone can imagine but wouldn't dream of lifting one of his eight arms for his human captors--until he forms a remarkable friendship with Tova.

Ever the detective, Marcellus deduces what happened the night Tova's son disappeared. And now Marcellus must use every trick his old invertebrate body can muster to unearth the truth for her before it's too late.

Shelby Van Pelt's debut novel is a gentle reminder that sometimes taking a hard look at the past can help uncover a future that once felt impossible


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