The Influence of Book Groups

Here’s an article from The Millions about the impact of book groups. I’m not sure what I found more fascinating, its description of long-running or elaborate book groups, itsdetails about how the publishing industry and authors are catering to the book group market, or the attempts to make money from book group visits, sometimes gracefully, sometimes less so. This is definitely food for thought.

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About the Author:

Neil Hollands is an Adult Services Librarian at Williamsburg Regional Library in Virginia, where he specializes in readers’ advisory and collection development. He is the author of Read On . . . Fantasy Fiction (2007) and Fellowship in a Ring: a Guide for Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Groups (2009).

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