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Shelf Indulgence: St. Kate’s Staff and Faculty Fun Reads

Check out this guide if you're interested in Shelf Indulgence, a book club for St. Kate's faculty and staff!

Welcome to Shelf Indulgence!

Looking for a way to read some good books and connect with your colleagues? Participate in Shelf Indulgence!

We'll set a theme and make suggestions of possible readings - you make the final pick of what you want to spend your precious reading time on. Open to St. Kate's staff and faculty and co-sponsored by the St. Kate's Bookstore and the Library and Archives.

Join us once a month from 4:00-6:00 pm. Themes and locations vary:


Past Themes & Locations

June Special: Roxane Gay!

In honor of Roxane Gay's visit to the O'Shaughnessy on June 8th, we have decided to adjust the June Shelf Indulgence date:

Read a Roxane Gay book or essay of your choice and we'll discuss!

Let us know you're coming!

Please RSVP so we know about how many people to plan for:

For ASL interpreting and other accommodations, please RSVP one week in advance of each event.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)


Q: I can’t make all of the dates. Can I just come to one or two?

A: Definitely! Schedules get busy - join as you are able.

Q: What if I can't arrive right at 4?

A: That's okay too! Latecomers are welcome.

Q: I didn’t finish the book I planned to read. Can I still come?

A: For sure! Come for the company and to get more suggestions of other books to read.

Q: I’m in! Where can I get the books?

A: So many options:

  • Check the St. Kate's Library & Archives catalog (and/or browse Libby directly for ebooks & audio!)

  • Order directly through Lydia or Emily at the Campus Bookstore for 20% discount off your purchase (takes about a week if not in stock)

  • Off campus options include the St. Kate’s Bookshop (shipping takes up to two weeks) & (instant audiobooks)

You can also check with your public library or local bookseller!


Feel free to reach out to Lydia Fasteland from the Bookstore or Lizzy Tegeler from the Library with any questions!

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