Eat and Read Book Club

Eat and Read Book Club

Looking for a book club?  The Eat and Read Book Club meets at Northwind Book & Fiber once a month on a Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. 

Eat and Read is a literature group that strives to read a variety of books from various time periods and locations. The book club was started in 2011 by Heidi Wahlstrom and Jessica Smuda. Each year a list of works is compiled that the group has expressed interest in or that fit into a reading theme. Previous themes have been World Literature, Original Monster Mash, Science Fiction Literature, Women’s Literature, and Let’s Visit Paris.

New members are always welcome.

This year, the group is Off to Ireland, and the books will be either about Ireland or written by Irish authors. The reading list will be compiled from different genres such as: nonfiction, adventure, classical literature, and romance. The list is below, and at the final month meeting we will discuss Medieval Irish Tales, which can be found on-line here.

For our meetings this year we will be taking precautions due to COVID-19 to keep group members safe. The "Eating" portion of our Eat and Read group will be put on hold and masks will be required while we discuss a variety of books. We will read and discuss Irish poetry at the first meeting which will be on October 16th at 2:00 p.m. in the back of Northwind Book and Fiber. We will meet monthly from October through June. Please contact Heidi ( for more information or to sign up.  
Get ready to get a glimpse of Ireland through great books!

To register or for more details:  Contact Heidi at 715-645-2039 or


100 Poems By Seamus Heaney Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374538972
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 11th, 2020

Lion of Ireland (Celtic World of Morgan Llywelyn #5) By Morgan Llywelyn Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765302571
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Forge Books - March 6th, 2002

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir By Frank McCourt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684842677
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - May 25th, 1999

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero By Timothy Egan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544944831
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Published: Mariner Books - March 7th, 2017

Circle of Friends: A Novel By Maeve Binchy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385341738
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dell - May 29th, 2007

In the Woods: A Novel (Dublin Murder Squad #1) By Tana French Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143113492
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2008

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Hamnet By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984898876
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2021

The Sea (Vintage International) By John Banville Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400097029
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Published: Vintage - August 15th, 2006