Happy Bookers Discussion Group

The Happy Bookers is Phillipsburg Library’s monthly book discussion group.  We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.   Newcomers are always welcome and no registration is required!  Call the library at 908-454-3712 for more information.

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m.

The $64 Tomato (How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden) 

by William Alexander


Bill Alexander had no idea that his simple dream of having a vegetable garden and small orchard in his backyard would lead him into life-and-death battles with groundhogs, webworms, weeds, and weather; midnight expeditions in the dead of winter to dig up fresh thyme; and skirmishes with neighbors who feed the vermin (i.e., deer). But as any gardener will tell you, you can’t put a price on the unparalleled pleasures of providing fresh food for your family. (Goodreads).

Author website

Author Interview on National Public Radio

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Upcoming Selections

  • September: The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough
  • October: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • November: The Library Book by Susan Orlean