Talking in the Library

Tomorrow night the Library Foundation of Hennepin County (formerly the Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library) continues its “Talk of the Stacks” program.

David Plotz is the editor of slate.com. Contributor to the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, New Republic, Washington Post, and GQ, Plotz won the National Press Club’s Hume Award for Political Reporting in 2000. His newest work, Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible, is based on his “Blogging the Bible” series which previously appeared on Slate.com. Examining the bible from a cultural and personal perspective, Plotz explores such theological questions as:

  • Does God prefer obedience or good deeds?
  • How many commandments do we actually need?
  • Why are so many women in the Bible prostitutes?
  • And why does God love bald men so much?


Talk of the Stacks is a reading series at the Minneapolis Central Library exploring contemporary literature and culture. Readings are held at the Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. Readings are held at the Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. The Talk of the Stacks presenting sponsor is U.S. Trust. Additional support provided by Secrets of the City and Magers & Quinn Booksellers.

The programs are free with open seating to the public. Book sale and signing follow presentations. Call 612-630-6174 for more info.