Let's talk about books at Glencarlyn Library!

Join us at the Library for a book discussion on "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho.

Glencarlyn Book Besties is a monthly book club at Glencarlyn Library, held on the last Tuesday of every month. Snacks and hot drinks will be provided.

Registration Required.  

A limited number of reserved print copies of the selected book will be available at Glencarlyn Library circulation desk approximately one month before the book club meeting.  Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Patrons are also encouraged to place holds on available print or digital copies. 

For more information, please call 703-228-6548.

Date:
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 Show more dates
Time:
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Library:
Glencarlyn Library
Audience:
Events for Adults Good for Adults Age 55+
Categories:
Book Club
Calendar:
Arlington Public Library
Registrations open at 6:45pm Tuesday, July 2, 2024

About the Book:

My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."

Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.

The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

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