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Join True Grace book club for a lively discussion of this month’s book!

Novelist and essayist Alain de Botton takes readers on a dazzling, generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture in Architecture of Happiness. He explains the virtues a building should have (order, balance, elegance, coherence, and self-knowledge) and suggests that it is architecture’s task to stand as an eloquent reminder of our full potential. Pictures on almost every spread act as apt examples of the concepts discussed and lend to a wonderfully visual experience. Reconsider your surroundings with an engaging and educational book that inspired a three-part BBC miniseries.

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Special guest Dave Hoedemaker, a retired architect and former managing and design partner at architectural firm NBBJ, will be joining this month’s discussion.

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The meeting will take place in the conference room. Get directions at the information desk in General Books, or meet up with the rest of the club a little before 6pm to head to the conference room together.