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In 1990, Bistro Bookers was born. Under the guidance of the B.L.O.O.M. Group (Book Lovers Of Our Metropolis) the downtown after hours book review/discussion forum was created to encourage the discussion of current provocative nonfiction written by national and local authors interspersed with fiction from Buffalo-area authors.

So what does it take to be part of Bistro Bookers? A desire for a casual, uncomplicated, stimulating night out. You're invited . . . Open to all. No reservations are required.

 

April Event


 Fail U: the false promise of higher education

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Book: Fail U: the false promise of higher education

Author: Charles J. Sykes

Discussed by Jay Tokasz, education reporter, The Buffalo News

Book Summary: The cost of a college degree has increased by 1,125% since 1978―four times the rate of inflation. Total student debt has surpassed $1.3 trillion. Nearly two thirds of all college students must borrow to study, and the average student graduates with more than $30,000 in debt. Many college graduates under twenty-five years old are unemployed or underemployed. And professors―remember them?―rarely teach undergraduates at many major universities, instead handing off their lecture halls to cheaper teaching assistants. So, is it worth it?


Location:

Chef's Restaurant
291 Seneca Street, Buffalo
5:30 pm Refreshments
6:15 pm Welcome & Introductions
6:30 pm Reviewer & Discussion

 

Previous Bistro Bookers programs