The start of a new year means fresh beginnings, new horizons, and any other phrase we use for early January as being a prime time to do something new for ourselves. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records (owned by Grant and Jennifer Mckee) is an indie bookstore showcasing a heavy emphasis on horror, science fiction, and fantasy-related books, as well as genre soundtracks, metal, punk, vinyl, and more. They're getting an early start to 2016 by starting up book clubs with both horror and science fiction themes that genre fans will be sure to enjoy while sipping on a drink during these cold winter months.
HORROR - Wednesday, January 6th (tonight) at 8:00pm, the first installment of Bucket O' Blood's “Bloody Reads” Horror Book Club will focus solely on author William Hope Hodgson's wildly visionary, supernatural horror novel The House on the Borderland, which was published in 1908. Said to have strongly influenced the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and Terry Pratchett, his work (including this hallucinatory tale) boasts psychedelic imagery, supernatural creatures, and otherworldly dimensions. Join Grant and Jennifer during this creepy reading, enjoy some drinks, and discuss curious things like the amazing amount of different cover art designs created for this book over the 100+ years since it's been published. Please join the Facebook Event Page and let them know you're coming, or sign up to make sure you don't miss the one next month!
SCI-FI - Monday, January 18th at 8:00pm, Bucket of Blood's first “Another Dimension” book club dedicated to science fiction and fantasy will study author Arthur C. Clarke's book, Imperial Earth. Please join the Facebook Event Page and let them know you can't wait.
Visit Bucket of Blood Books & Records at 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618 or call 312-890-3860.
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