Books and Coffee 2021
Everybody knows a great book from the past, whether it’s Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice or Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But what are the great books of the present? That’s the question the English Department’s Books and Coffee series has explored since 1951. Every Thursday in February, a faculty member discusses a recent book that’s made some waves, something you may have heard of but haven’t gotten around to reading. This is your opportunity to hear expert commentary on a new book that is a vital part of contemporary print culture.
Books & Coffee will be going virtual for its 70th anniversary. Join in at 4:00 PM each Thursday in February 2021 to sip your own coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or other hot beverage while you see related videos on the book selected for that week; or join in at 4:30 PM to hear the following speakers-- all speakers will be virtual.
Coming soon: PSUB will release the livestream links for each of the virtual-gatherings and information on the possible social-distanced, low-capacity site for current Purdue students, faculty, and staff -- no off-campus members just this year!
These books will be available at Von's Bookstore in West Lafayette and Second Flight Books in Lafayette
For a list of past Books & Coffees (1951-the Present) click here.
Sponsored by the Department of English and the Purdue Student Union Board.
For more information on the 2021 program, contact Angelica Duran, Faculty Director.