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Barnes & Noble Selects Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half as June 2020 National Book Club Selection

Readers Invited to Free Virtual Book Club Event featuring Brit Bennett in Conversation with Keily Reid on Tuesday, July 7

New York, NY – WEBWIRE

Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest retail bookseller, announced The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett as the June 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 The Vanishing Half as well as hosting a free LIVE virtual event on B&N’s Facebook Page with Brit Bennett in conversation with Kiley Reid, author of Such a Fun Age, about the book on Tuesday, July 7, at 7pm East Coast Time. Customers can purchase the exclusive edition in stores and at

The Vanishing Half, an intricately crafted tale about identical twin sisters whose lives diverge when they leave their tiny hometown, is both moving and thought provoking, making it a perfect Barnes & Noble Book Club selection,” said Jackie De Leo, Vice President, Bookstore, Barnes & Noble. “Brit Bennett weaves an incredible, indelible story of identity, family, sisterhood, and home that we are sure our readers will enjoy discussing. We hope everyone is able to join us at our virtual event with Brit Bennett 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.

“As a young girl, I spent so many Saturday mornings lost in the Barnes & Noble shelves, so I couldn’t be more honored to be chosen as the June Book Club Pick. I hope everyone at the Barnes & Noble Book Club enjoys The Vanishing Half,”  said Brit Bennett. 

The virtual event on July 7 will be hosted on Barnes & Noble’s Facebook Page and will include a conversation between Brit Bennett and Kiley Reid. 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.

About Barnes & Noble

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