Exciting news from Literati, an Austin-based literary startup, who recently announced a new book club platform featuring curated collections from renowned luminaries such as two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson, New York Times-bestselling author Susan Orlean, and the late American mythologist Joseph Campbell, whose work will be curated through his foundation.
Launching this October, the Literati book clubs are priced at $24.95 per month, and members will receive a print copy of their luminary’s book selection each month along with a note and special packaging.
Read on to check out more about the Literati book club:
Stephen Curry’s club Underrated is an exploration of what it means to break barriers. It will include powerful stories of people—from sports to social justice—who defy the odds to achieve true greatness.“I’m excited to launch a book club that aims to highlight the journeys and triumphs from storytellers who have too long been overlooked,” said Curry. Adding, “I’ve been intentional and really thoughtful about my picks to ensure the club is inclusive of diverse perspectives from women, people of color, and other underrated voices.”
Malala Yousafzai’s club, Fearless, amplifies the work of authors the world too often neglects. It will include prominent writers and new voices – women with bold ideas, storytellers who show the world from their perspective, and characters that capture your heart. “I am passionate about books that advance new ideas and ways of thinking about the world, and books that reveal places and people I couldn’t otherwise meet,” she said. “I want to give readers titles that will inspire them to find comfort and power in their own stories.”
The platform will also feature book clubs with Susan Orlean, Richard Branson and the late mythologist Joseph Campbell. Orlean’s club, Private Collection, will include books from her own personal library. She will choose favorite titles that she has often pressed on her own friends and family to read. Richard Branson’s club, Reading with Richard, will include powerful stories of adventure and advice that have played a major role in his life and career.
Joseph Campbell’s club, Myth and Meaning, will feature modern selections from the Joseph Campbell Foundation, as well as titles that Campbell himself loved. The Foundation will select a number of contemporary mythologists to moderate the book club in the app.
Literati also has a children’s book subscription product called Literati Kids. The new expansion into book clubs for adults furthers Literati’s mission to connect with all readers and build community around books and literature.
There is also Literati’s community’s iOS app, which is currently in beta. This is a platform for members and luminaries to connect and exchange ideas about each book. The app will be in limited release when clubs launch in October.