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In May of 2024, the Narrow Gauge Book Cooperative revamped our book club, and started the Indie Press Book Club. 

We meet the first Wednesday of the month, every other month, at 6pm. All of our book selections are published by independent (or indie) presses. We'll read one poetry collection a year, one nonfiction selection, and the rest will be fiction (most likely). 

July 2024 Book

On July 3rd at 6pm, join us to discuss Found Audio by N.J. Campbell, published by Two Dollar Radio. 

Synopsis of Found Audio, from the book cover:
"Amrapali Anna Singh is an historian and analyst capable of discerning the most cryptic and trivial details from audio recordings. One day, a mysterious man appears at her office in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, having traveled a great distance to bring her three Type IV audio cassettes that bear the stamp of a library in Buenos Aires that may or may not exist.


On the cassettes is the deposition of an adventure journalist and his obsessive pursuit of an amorphous, legendary, and puzzling "City of Dreams." Spanning decades, his quest leads him from a snake-hunter in the Louisiana bayou to the walled city of Kowloon on the eve of its destruction, from the Singing Dunes of Mongolia to a chess tournament in Istanbul. The deposition also begs the question: Who is making the recording, and why?

Despite being explicitly instructed not to, curiosity gets the better of Singh and she mails a transcription of the cassettes with her analysis to an acquaintance before vanishing. The man who bore the cassettes, too, has disappeared. The journalist was unnamed.

Here—for the first time—is the complete archival manuscript of the mysterious recordings accompanied by Singh's analysis."


About Two Dollar Radio:

Two Dollar Radio is a family-run press founded in 2005 by Eric Obenauf and Eliza Wood-Obenauf, who now live in Columbus, Ohio, with their two children and their brick-and-mortar indie bookstore & cafe, Two Dollar Radio Headquarters. 

Their mission is to “reaffirm the cultural and artistic spirit of the publishing industry. We aim to do this by presenting bold works of literary merit, each book, individually and collectively, providing a sonic progression that we believe to be too loud to ignore.”

Two Dollar Radio was longlisted for the 2022 Republic of Consciousness Prize (US & Canada); honored by GLIBA and MIBA with the "2020 Voice of the Heartland Award"; named "INDIES’s Publisher of the Year" by Foreword for the year of 2020. Two Dollar Radio's archives are housed at The Ohio State University’s Rare Books & Manuscripts Library.

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October 2023 Book

For October, we explored Spain, with Nada by Carmen Laforet. This book is a coming-of-age novel that takes place in post-Civil War Barcelona, Spain. 

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Past Book Club Titles

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September 2023


August 2023

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July 2023

June 2023

May 2023

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