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Do you love books? Do you love McSweeney’s Publishing? Have you always longed for the chance to discuss McSweeney’s titles with like-minded people in a virtual public arena? Have you been looking for something to fill up the last Wednesday of every month? Well then, dear subscription page reader, we have got GREAT news for you: Introducing the McSweeney’s Virtual Book Club: meeting online—for now fully, but we promise always in part—the last Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm PT/ 8:30pm ET, to discuss our books old and new.

While all who have read each month’s book are welcome to attend, to help facilitate this book club—and in the name of offering a spectacular deal—we’ve created this official McSweeney’s Virtual Book Club Membership subscription. At the beginning of each month we’ll send you the new title, plus email event reminders, and who knows what other sorts of exclusive treats, at an unbeatable price of just $15 per book for one year! The very specific moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived; we hope you’ll join us.


For our third official McSweeney’s Virtual Book Club meeting (September 29) we’ll be discussing Lucy Corin’s One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses.

“Unforgettable voices resist description. Lucy Corin sounds like no one; prickly, shrewd, faintly paranoid or furtive, witty and also savage, she has something of Paley’s gift for soliloquy combined with Dickinson’s passionate need to hold the world at bay, that sense of a voice emanating from a Skinner box. Her achievement is already dazzling, her promise immense.”
Citation of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rome Prize


We’ll follow up One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses on October 27 with Dave Eggers’s latest: The Every.

“Nobody does dystopian fiction quite like Dave Eggers, and his streak of brilliance continues with The Every… a heart-thumping ride.”


Keep your eyes peeled for future installments, including a stunning debut collection of short fiction out of Pakistan, a special themed issue of our award-winning McSweeney’s Quarterly, and trips backward through the McSweeney’s catalog.

To receive info about future meetings and titles without purchasing a membership, sign up on Goodreads here, or email with the subject line “Book Club Sign Up” to be added to the club’s mailing list.

Important technical logistics: subscriptions purchased before October 15 will begin with The Every. While there is not complete overlap between new titles offered by the McSweeney’s Virtual Book Club and the six-issue McSweeney’s New Release Subscription, it will be very close. For all older titles we will check against previous book club mailings and purchases and credit additional books to ensure you do not get double copies and we do not charge you for a book you already possess. Bought your book somewhere else? Email with the subject line “Duplicate Book” and we’ll credit you manually. If you are already a subscriber to our six-book McSweeney’s New Release Subscription and would like to upgrade your subscription, email with the subject line “Book Club Upgrade.”