The One Book, One Community Project warmly encourages you to read Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan before arriving on campus for the 2015 fall semester, although many students in first-year English classes will be reading the book as part of the course curriculum.
How will I use this book? We are organizing a number of events related to the book on campus and in the Marquette community. You will be invited to discuss the novel at a variety of settings, to hear panelists, and to join members of the university and Marquette community in themed events. You may also find the book assigned in one of your fall courses.
How do I obtain a copy of the book? Copies are available for purchase at the NMU bookstore, at Snowbound Books and other bookstores in Marquette County. You may also order the novel from your local bookstore, online retailer or check out a copy at your library.
Why do we ask you to read a book over the summer? An important part of One Book, One Community's mission is "to introduce students to the joys of reading and the life of the mind." At NMU we promote reading and the free and serious exchange of ideas. We exist as a university so that all of us can seek understanding of a great variety of subjects and create new knowledge. Our goal is to make all who cross our campus lifelong learners.