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Humans Are Awesome Book Group

    What makes us human? What, if anything, makes humans unique? What's the deal with capitalism and why does it make some people miserable while enriching others? Are we fundamentally geared towards justice, or is our nature 'red in tooth and claw'? Join us while we explore these easy questions in order to find straightforward, neat answers. 

    Held on the second Sunday of each month at 5pm, the Humans Are Awesome book group is led by WORDie Dan at our Brooklyn store. Covering a broad range of topics—from evolutionary biology to the history of the arts to anthropology—the Humans Are Awesome book group explores an alternative history of human nature. Far from being acquisitive, violent, selfish beings, we look at the ways in which people have cooperated and developed altruistic institutions and habits for over a millennia.

    As always, book group selections are 10% off the month before discussion! 

    A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster Cover Image
    $18.00
    ISBN: 9780143118077
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Penguin Books - August 31st, 2010

    Discussion: July 9th, 2017


    Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9780307277459
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Vintage - January 6th, 2009

    Discussion: August 13th, 2017


    Big History: From the Big Bang to the Present Cover Image
    $19.95
    ISBN: 9781595588487
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: New Press - November 6th, 2012

    Discussion: September 10th, 2017


    Why Evolution Is True Cover Image
    $17.00
    ISBN: 9780143116646
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Penguin Books - January 26th, 2010

    Discussion: October 8th, 2017


    About Looking Cover Image
    $15.95
    ISBN: 9780679736554
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Vintage - January 8th, 1992

    Discussion: November 12th, 2017


    Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality Cover Image
    $21.99
    ISBN: 9780465077144
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Basic Books - November 30th, 2000

    Discussion: January 14, 2018


    Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge a Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution Cover Image
    $20.00
    ISBN: 9780553371307
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Bantam - January 1st, 1993

    Discussion: February 11, 2018


    Subterranean Fire: A History of Working-Class Radicalism in the United States Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9781931859233
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Haymarket Books - May 1st, 2006

    Discussion March 11, 2018


    Genes, Cells, and Brains: The Promethean Promises of the New Biology Cover Image
    $19.95
    ISBN: 9781781683149
    Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
    Published: Verso - April 8th, 2014

    Discussion: April 8, 2018


    This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9780452288522
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Plume Books - August 28th, 2007

    Discussion: May 13, 2018


    The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language Cover Image
    $17.00
    ISBN: 9780143113744
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2008

    Discussion: June 10, 2018


    Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference Cover Image
    $17.95
    ISBN: 9780393340242
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 8th, 2011

    Discussion: July 8, 2018