Fleet Feet Book Club

Join The Club!

 Our Next Book Title and Book Club Meeting Date Will Be Announced Soon!

Our first book was

North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail by Scott Jurek with Jenny Jurek

A stunning narrative of perseverance and personal transformation, NORTH is a portrait of a man stripped bare on the most demanding and transcendent effort of his life. It will inspire runners and non-runners alike to keep striving for their personal best.


MAXINE PRESTO (aka Short Stix) - Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker - fresh off the trail

A former Fleet Feet employee who worked at the store as a high school kid, a dedicated runner and vegan, a terrific writer and all 'round inspiring person will share her experiences of 5 months and 12 days on the trail. An Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker travels the 2,190.9 mile trail end-to-end within one hiking season. Only about one in four of the thousands who attempt the thru-hike make it all the way. Maxine averaged between 15 to 20 miles a day.   

Our book club facilitator will lead the group in a discussion about the book and Maxine will share her trail experiences and stories! 

Books can be purchased locally at Watchung Booksellers

Mention the “Fleet Feet Book Club” and receive 10% off your book purchase!

Vegan and healthy baked goods will be provided, but bring your own dinner if you’d like!

Things to think about when you start reading:

Food for thought: What motivates us?
It is often said that we are either running away from something or running toward something. Are runners a bunch of disciplined folks looking to build a healthier lifestyle or we driven by some desire to break our bodies physically and spiritually?

Mindful reading:
Dog ear pages, highlight passages or jot notes in the margins.

For our future books - Email your favorite passages and/or discussion thoughts to: loren@fleetfeetmontclair.com.


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