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National Read a Book Day: How to celebrate at Wofford

Boss the Terrier reading an Old Gold & Black newspaper in the Sandor Teszler Library. Be sure to read with him! Photo courtesy of Mark Olencki.

At the beginning of each semester, textbooks become the talk of campus, but that does not mean that reading “for fun” has to end.

National Read a Book Day falls on Sept. 6 each year. On Wofford’s campus, there are many ways to celebrate this holiday.

It is easy to spot students enjoying a book on the horseshoe, laying out in Phase 3 or in the library for a quiet spot.

Though the Sandor Teszler Library is often used to find academic books or journals, it also offers a wide range of young adult fiction, literary fiction, graphic novels and magazines for students to read and enjoy.

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“We offer a variety of magazines, like ‘Vogue’ and ‘GQ,’ as well as graphic novels and comic books,” said Research Librarian and Instruction Coordinator Emily Wetsell. “We also recently added many games and puzzles to the library that students can check out and do in the library.”

To look for a certain book, students can use the OneSearch feature like they would to find a resource for a paper.

If a student just wants to browse the options, they can go to the book stacks in the lower level of the library.

Young adult fiction will be in row 49 while graphic novels can be found in row 52. Magazines will be found beside the Writing Center.

Instruction Librarian Tim Brown noted that students can also search for specific chapters using OneSearch rather than the book, if they would like.

The library is not the only place on campus to find new books or to read with other students. The Wofford Book Club, started by McAlpin Ott ‘23, offers book recommendations, reviews and monthly reads for Wofford Students.

On their instagram, @woffordbookclub, students will be able to find the GroupMe link and book
recommendations from other club members.

Many of the book club members found Colleen Hoover to be the “top author” of the summer, and while her books cannot be found at the Sandor Teszler Library, you can find some at Hub City Books or the local public library.

Wofford Book Club has many members, each with a different reason for joining and book preferences.

Josie Thillet ‘26 joined the club to be with people who also love to read.

“I love to read, and I feel that, by joining the book club, I am coming to a place of mutual love with my peers,” Thillet said.

Her preferred place on campus to read is underneath the trees in the lawn between Main and the Richardson Center for the Arts.

Similarly, Mary Jackson Kirk ‘25 decided to join the book club as a place to meet people who enjoy reading.

The Sandor Teszler Library is open from 7:45 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday. On the weekends, students can come from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Sundays.

The first meeting for the Wofford Book Club is on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. The location is to be determined.

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