Barnes & Noble Selects Emma Straub’s All Adults Here as May 2020 National Book Club Selection

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Readers Invited to Free Virtual Book Club Event featuring Emma Straub in Conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert on Tuesday, June 2

New York, NY –May 4, 2020 – Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced All Adults Here by Emma Straub as the May 2020 selection for the Barnes & Noble Book Club, a monthly book club designed for readers across the country to discuss the most compelling books. Barnes & Noble is selling a special, exclusive Book Club edition of All Adults Here as well as hosting a free LIVE virtual event on B&N’s Facebook Page with Emma Straub in conversation with bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert about the book on Tuesday, June 2, at 7pm East Coast Time. Customers can purchase the exclusive edition at BN.com.

“We are thrilled to announce Emma Straub’s All Adults Here, a multigenerational novel about one family and how we never stop growing up, as our May Book Club Selection,” said Jackie De Leo, Vice President, Bookstore, Barnes & Noble. “All Adults Here is a tale of the complexity and unbreakable bonds of family that our readers are sure to enjoy, and we hope everyone is able to join us at our virtual event next month.”

While Barnes & Noble can’t hold its usual monthly Book Club meetup in stores for readers to discuss the book, the bookseller is encouraging customers to engage with this important and gripping novel on social media and join the new B&N Book Club Facebook Group, as well as through a special virtual Book Club event a month after publication

"I’m totally thrilled for All Adults Here to be the May Barnes & Noble Book Club selection--it’s an incredible honor for one of the biggest bookstores in the world to pick my novel,” said Emma Straub. “I can’t wait to celebrate with a big, very glamorous virtual event in June! My friend Elizabeth Gilbert is an expert in so many things--love, forgiveness, family--and I know we’ll have a fantastic conversation.”

The virtual event on June 2 will be hosted on Barnes & Noble’s Facebook Page and will include a conversation between Emma Straub and Elizabeth Gilbert, the New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and City of Girls. Before the virtual event, customers can also join in discussion at their convenience in the new B&N Book Club Facebook group and on social media via the hashtag #BNBookClub.

Previous Barnes & Noble Book Club selections have included: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin, The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See, Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly, Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner, The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, Inland by Téa Obreht, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, and Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano.

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