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Beyond the Book: Getting Started

Beyond the Book 2023-2024

A webpage banner that reads, "Beyond the Book 2023-2024, Interior Chinatown, by Charles Yu. The banner includes headshot of Charles Yu, and Asian man in his 40s, and the hardcover and paperback cover art for the book Interior Chinatown

Get the Book

Get a Free Copy to Keep

Free copies are available on a first come, first served basis.


Request a Class Set

Students and Employees

Pick up a book at the Research Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library.

Borrow from LCC Library

Get an Accessible Copy

Contact Andrew George ( or the Center for Student Access (

Borrow From Another Library

Check out a copy (print, e-book, or audio book) from an area library.

Interior Chinatown - page 3

graphic reading: "Ever since you were a boy, you've dreamt of being Kung Fu Guy. You Are not Kung Fu Guy. You are currently Background Oriental Male, but you've been practicing. Maybe tomorrow will be the day."

Interior Chinatown - Get the Book

About Beyond the Book

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In partnership with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI), the Lansing Community College Library brings you Beyond the Book, a community reading program for the LCC community. Beyond the Book is focused on embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through exploring books with themes related to gender and self-identity, cultural perspectives, accessibility, advocacy, and/or racial inequity, while fostering a greater sense of community. Beyond the Book strives to create an enjoyable and mind-expanding reading experience both inside and outside the classroom. Everyone in the LCC community is encouraged to read and engage with Interior Chinatown in the 2023-2024 academic year; please feel free to attend program events, even if you have not read the book yet or completely.

Mental and Emotional Support

These books deal with difficult subjects, if you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, or need someone to talk to, don't hesitate to contact LCC Counseling Services. Where you can talk with a state-licensed, professional counselor for free as a currently-enrolled LCC student.

If you are not an LCC student and need help, please check out the mental health resources on

Off-Campus Access to Library E-Resources


If you have questions or suggestions about Beyond the Book, contact librarian Caitlyn Stypa (

Ask a Librarian

In Person or Phone

Stop by the Research Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the TLC building or call (517) 483-1615 during Research Help Desk hours.


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LCC and partner librarians answer chat questions as part of Research Help Now.


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Beyond the Book

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Lansing Community College Library's Beyond the Book 2022-23 guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.