That Book Club December Meeting


Join us for a casual meet-up and white elephant gift exchange. We won't be discussing any specific book. This is the meeting when we choose books for the coming year, so please bring 2-3 suggested titles (bring either a copy of the book, or a printed up synopsis about the book).

How the "White Elephant Gift Exchage" Works:

  1. Each person brings one wrapped gift to contribute to a common pool.
  2. Players draw numbers to determine what order they will go in.
  3. The first player selects a gift from the pool and opens it.
  4. The following players can choose to either pick an unwrapped gift from the pool or steal a previous player’s gift. Anyone who gets their gift stolen in this way can do the same – choose a new gift or steal from someone else.
    1. A present can only be stolen once per turn, which means players who have a gift stolen from them have to wait to get it back.
    2. After three swaps, the turn automatically comes to an end (otherwise things could drag on for a long time).
  5. After all players have had a turn, the first player gets a chance to swap the gift he or she is holding for any other opened gift. Anyone whose gift is stolen may steal from someone else (as long as that person hasn’t been stolen from yet). When someone declines to steal a gift, the game comes to an end.

Sign up below if you plan to attend and leave us a way to contact you so we can give you the count of how many people are attending.

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
That Book Store
446 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Event FAQs

How do I attend?

Most in-store events are free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase a copy of the author’s new book from That Book Store. Luncheons and other ticketed events in-store require pre-registration and ticket purchase.

Off-site events require a ticket, which usually include the new book. The cost is dependent on the cost of the book.

Can I get my book from home signed?

A purchase from That Book Store is required to join the signing line; additional books from home of older titles can be signed at the discretion of the author.

Can I get a photo with the author?

Those guidelines are determined by the author and the publisher, so check each event for specifics.

Where should I park?

Our parking lot is located behind our store. Overflow parking for on-site events is available across the street at 449 Silas Deane Hwy. Please do not park at Beaver Brook Animal Hospital.