Taking literature to the next level

This Valentines' Day, the Bushwick Book Club is encouraging locals to celebrate their book lust with a musical performance inspired by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

In case you haven't already noticed, this club is a little different than the rest. It attracts book lovers from around the city, reads monthly selections, and then writes and performs songs inspired by the books.

Bushwick's website says this is not just another run of the mill book club.

"Much like any, we act upon the urge to read and to have discussions about what we read," the site says. "But we found that this was not enough for us. When we read books, we also want to write songs about them. And when we write songs, we like to perform them for an audience."

The club hasn't been around long (less than a year), but its members managed to pull off several performances including, Nick Hornby's High Fidelity and S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders.

Interested in seeing what these guys have to offer? Catch next month's show at The Balagan Theater Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. (doors) 8 p.m. (showtime). Tickets are $12 advanced purchase, $15 at the door.