Postmarks & Paperbacks

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Postmarks & Paperbacks is an online book club for lovers of books, letters, and the art and history of communication. It meets quarterly to discuss postal-themed books, including a range of selections drawing from epistolary novels, popular history books about the USPS or philately, and novels in which letters, the post office, or stamps play a central role. We think you’ll be surprised and delighted by the range of books this encompasses, so dive in and read along with us as we explore these themes.

Who: Anyone can join.
When: Quarterly on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm ET
Where: Online, via Zoom
Tickets: Registration is required and limited for this free, virtual program. A Zoom link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the program.

Upcoming Programs

  • Monday, January 23, 2023: 7:00 pm ET
    Book selection: All My Mother's Lovers by Ilana Masad (fiction)
    Registration
  • Monday, April 17, 2023: 7:00 pm ET
    Book selection: Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (fiction)
    Registration opens February 17, 2023
  • Monday, July 17, 2023: 7:00 pm ET
    Book selection: Script and Scribble: The Rise and Fall of Handwriting by Kitty Burns Florey (non-fiction)
    Registration opens May 17, 2023
  • Monday, October 16, 2023: 7:00 pm ET
    Book selection: Between Home and the Front: Civil War Letters from the Walters Family by Lynn Heidelbaugh and Thomas J. Paone (non-fiction)
    Registration opens August 17, 2023