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Word by Word: August non-fiction book club discussion with author, Kory Stamper

August 19, 2020 2:00 pm
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wordbyword-webAre you a word-nerd? You may want to join in our August nonfiction book club discussion of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, with author, Kory Stamper!

Word by Word treats us to a guided tour of the obsessive world of dictionary writing, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language.

Having spent 20 years writing dictionaries at Merriam-Webster, Kory Stamper is an eminently qualified guide. Her writing is sparkling, irreverent and incisive; she is clearly a lexophile and her enthusiasm for words is infectious. For this month’s meeting, our patrons will have the pleasure, not only of reading the book, but of discussing it with her during our monthly meeting.

Please register below and join us, on Zoom, on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 at 2pm. A Zoom link will be sent on the morning of the discussion. Call the reference desk to inquire about checking out one of our remaining copies.


More about Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries and Kory Stamper

Read the dust jacket of Word by Word

Read reviews and features by:
The Atlantic
The New York Times
Publisher’s Weekly
The New Yorker

About the author
About Kory Stamper



The book club discussion is full. Thank you for your interest.