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Boulder Walks Book Club
June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Don’t just get outdoors this June – celebrate Walk and Bike Month by reading, too! Join the Boulder Walks Book Club and bring renewed inspiration to your walking life.
We’re kicking off the Boulder Walks Book Club with a brand-new book: “A Walking Life,” by Antonia Malchik. Pick up your copy from the book club shelf at the Boulder Book Store (just inside the 11st Street entrance) and get a 10% discount off the cover price!
Malchick, who lives in Montana, visited Denver in May for a walk and talk with Walk2Connect and GirlTrek, two groups whose great work to cultivate walking communities is featured in the book. She is pictured above right with Denver-based Walk2Connect and GirlTrek leader, Pam Jiner.
Grab your copy of “A Walking Life” and read it throughout June, then join us for a lively community conversation about the book at the inaugural Boulder Walks Book Club meeting on the evening of Wednesday, June 26, at 7 pm outside the front entrance to the Boulder Book Store. RSVP below to let us know you’re coming!
From the book jacket:
“‘I’m going for a walk.’ How often has this phrase been uttered by someone with a heart full of anger or sorrow? Or as an invitation, a precursor to a declaration of love? Our species and its predecessors have been bipedal walkers for at least six million years – yet how many of us still really just walk?
“Driven by a combination of a car-centric culture and an insatiable thirst for productivity and efficiency, we’re spending more time sedentary and alone than we ever have before. If bipedal walking is truly what makes our species human, as paleoanthropologists claim, what does it mean that we are designing walking right out of our lives? Antonia Malchik asks essential questions at the center of humanity’s evolution and social structures: Who gets to walk, and where? How did we lose the right to walk, and what implications does that have for the strength of our communities, the future of democracy, and the pervasive loneliness of individual lives?
“Delving into a wealth of science, history, and anecdote – from our deepest origins as hominids to our first steps as babies, to universal design and social infrastructure, A Walking Live shows exactly how walking is essential, and how deeply reliant our brains and bodies are on this simple pedestrian act – and how we can reclaim it.”
For more information about the Boulder Walks Book Club, please contact [email protected]
Boulder Walks (http://www.boulderwalks.org) is the City of Boulder’s community walking program, coordinated in collaboration with the Walk2Connect Cooperative.