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Saturday, May 26, 2007

New Book Club Branch Announced: "SUBWAY CONVERSATIONS"

It is a match made in heaven: a great book being discussed over great food.

That is what will be happening at the independently-owned Subway Restaurant located at 3000 HWY 80 E in Pearl, Mississippi beginning in June 2007.

Conversations Book Club has teamed up with the eatery (locally owned by Dorothy and Chris Lawson) to provide book discussions every 2nd and 4th Thursday beginning on Thursday, June 28, 2007.

The book club, which has ganered national attention for being an interactive means for readers to talk directly to authors came up with the idea as it was planning its Summer campaign to encourage reading.

"I am a big fan of Subway," admits C. A. Webb, the club's President. "I eat at the Pearl location at least once a day and was impressed with the service and how clean and well-managed it was. I approached the manager with my idea, and was excited when she agreed.

Dorothy Lawson saw the opportunity as a win-win. "People will come in to discuss the author of the week," she says, " and will more than likely grab a bite to eat in the process. Likewise, regular patrons will see the group meeting and will likely join in as they dine."

Conversations Book Club normally discusses more controversial titles during its discussions, but Webb says that the tone of this branch will be different.

"We are going to read authors who deal with more family and relationship issues. Already a roster has been gathered for the Summer which includes books by authors Felicia Madlock, Alisha Yvonne and others." Webb goes on to explain the logistics of this book club discussion.

"We will begin the discussions at 6:30p.m. CST, and will conclude by 8p.m. CST. Since we have more time than our weekly meetings, I am going to use the first 20-30 minutes to familiar the group with a synopsis of the book and then get into the meatier issues that it addresses."

For more information about this partnership, contact Subway restaurant owner Dorothy Lawson at 601.936.4803 or email C. A. Webb at thebestbookclub.hotmail.com.

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