Corte Madera Book Group: Lisa Joss - First Editions Book Discussion Group 2024

Book Discussion Group: First Editions

monthly in 2024, beginning in February
3rd Monday of the month

(see scheduled meeting dates below)

3rd Mondays, 2:30PM-4:00PM Pacific Time

Corte Madera Store
$40 per session


The freshest new voices in literature can reflect the times in which we live and bring us the rich stories from a generation not yet widely heard from. They can be refreshing or challenging. Either way, we believe the voice is worth hearing. We highlight one novel per month and bring this title to you. To join, you read the book that we announce one month in advance, and register at the link below to join us for a discussion.

The First Edition Club has been running for years at Book Passage (read more about it below) and now we bring you a class to discuss these special books. Although you might recognize a name or two, the selections are most often the first published novels by these emerging authors and are carefully chosen for their likelihood to to become seminal works.

Examples of topics we’ll discuss:

  • In what ways are you challenged by this book?
  • Did you observe a new or different tone?
  • Is the book opening a topic previously unexpressed?

* Membership in the First Edition Book Club is not a prerequisite. However, if you would like to automatically receive a signed copy each month, you can sign up here.


The book group will meet the third Monday of the month following the shipment of the book, e.g. the discussion of the February 2024 pick will take place on Monday, March 18.

Meeting dates: Feb 26 (4th Monday due to holiday), Mar 18, Apr 22, May 20, Jun 17, Jul 15, Aug 19, Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16
* Register separately for each meeting you'd like to attend.



* Learn more about and register for First Editions Book Club, the monthly book subscription, here. *

Since 2003, our Signed First Edition monthly subscription service has given subscribers the opportunity to receive a delivered, hand-signed-first-edition of some of the best, most important, and noteworthy books being published today. We specialize in highlighting debut and unknown authors; to date we have identified over 90 authors who have gone on to win the most prestigious literary awards. Our past selections have included Khaled Hosseini, Yiyun Li, Amor Towles, Adam Johnson, Celeste Ng, Tommy Orange, Ocean Vuong, and so many more before they were household names. See all of our past picks here




Meet the Group's Facilitator:
As a former corporate and consulting head-of-marketing, Lisa Joss spent years writing everything from marketing and business plans to communications pieces, including advertising and product briefs for large-scale tech companies. She also wrote and developed social justice campaigns for HBO’s Toxic Hot Seat documentary for the Redford Group and the communications strategy for The Representation Project. Lisa brings an analytic mind and warm heart to discussions on the work of emerging authors.


Book Passage Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925