Lauren John's Writings
Bound by Books: How the Simple Ritual of Reading Together Transforms Lives in the East Bay By Joanne Tobias
East Bay Monthly
“Were you surprised when they executed all the readers?” I ask. The seven of us, women ranging from their 30s to their 60s, are crowded together on couches and stools, David Benioff’s City of Thieves balanced on our knees. Freshly cut dahlias cover every surface. Their thin petals had flickered like bright flames when we entered the living room an hour earlier,...
"God created man because he loves stories."”
I am a librarian and book group leader who has led book groups in public libraries, bookstores, boardrooms, museums, living rooms, retirement communities, and synagogues. Born and raised in New York City, I have lived and worked in Manhattan, Boston, and now...
Causes Lauren John Supports
Keplers Bookstore Circle of Friends (Menlo Park)
Friends of the Menlo Park Public Library
Book Group Expo
Marin Agricultural Land Trust...