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Get to Know the 4300 Book Club

Get to Know the 4300 Book Club

This book group was started to foster community among neighbors in a lakefront Chicago high-rise. More than a decade later, it offers its members a forum to discuss books freely while reading widely across every genre. Every member contributes equally to the selection and discussion of books, and the group’s organizer emphasizes the importance of keeping meetings enjoyable for […]

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Get to Know the Spring Lake Bookbreak Book Club

Get to Know the Spring Lake Bookbreak Book Club

Based in Spring Lake, North Carolina, this group reads mostly authors from their state. They make their reading selections using resources like our own magazine and Random House’s Reader’s Circle. Gloria Nelson, the group’s leader, selects 15 books from which the group then chooses their nine selections for the year. Leader: Gloria Nelson Years of […]

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Get to Know the Romance Lovers Book Club

Get to Know the Romance Lovers Book Club

This group reads widely across the genre, enjoying romances that dip into science fiction, historical fiction, and westerns—they also discuss two books a month. They have a month devoted to young adult and new adult romances, where they’ve had their most heated discussions—they say male teen angst can sometimes look like misogyny. Watch out for […]

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Get to Know the LIT Book Group

Get to Know the LIT Book Group

This book group’s name is a play on words related to literature and drinking (you’ll find they use another bit of wordplay further down). The LIT group meets in an upscale wine bar in downtown Barrington, Illinois. They like peppering their discussions with author interviews, YouTube videos, and even Skype calls with authors. One of […]

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Get to Know the Harold Washington Literary Fiction Book Group
By February 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Get to Know the Harold Washington Literary Fiction Book Group

This Chicago Public Library book group is led by a team of reference librarians who work together to choose titles, then evaluate how each meeting went with reports which they use for future discussions. Despite major leadership on the part of the librarians, the group members and their reading interests direct the group’s selections. Click […]

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Get to Know the Women’s Book Group at the Women & Children First Book Store
By February 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Get to Know the Women’s Book Group at the Women & Children First Book Store

“Shop as Independently as You Think,” is the slogan for the Women & Children First book store in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The book store is one of the largest feminist book stores in the country and is a major player in Chicago-area independent bookselling. Along with author readings, panel discussions, and book launch parties, Women […]

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Get to Know the Uptown Girl’s Harlem Book Club
By February 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Get to Know the Uptown Girl’s Harlem Book Club

The Uptown Girl’s Harlem Book Club began meeting back in 2008 through Meetup.com—it now has 600 members. This group meets at restaurants to discuss their reading selections, but they plan other social outings as well, attending movie premiers and book fairs together. Anyone with an open mind who enjoys the spirit of fellowship is invited […]

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Get to Know the Lark and Plunge Book Group
By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Get to Know the Lark and Plunge Book Group

This book group gets its name from the first lines of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway: “What a lark! What a plunge! For so it had always seemed to her, when, with a little squeak of the hinges, which she could hear now, she had burst open the French windows and plunged at Bourton into the […]

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Get to Know the Chicago Public Library’s MASTERPIECE Book Group
By January 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Get to Know the Chicago Public Library’s MASTERPIECE Book Group

The Chicago Public Library has an impressive collection of book groups for the city of Chicago, some of which are previewed here. One in particular that took place this past fall is touched on—a MASTERPIECE Theater-themed book club. MASTERPIECE has recently announced it will relaunch this book group series, so some of you may want […]

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Get to Know the Watertown Summer Snack Chat Book Group
By January 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Get to Know the Watertown Summer Snack Chat Book Group

Daydreaming about a summer book group may be just the thing you need right now. But this book group is delightful for another reason: it’s a book group for children, specifically, youngsters entering grades three through five. For those who may have considered starting a book group for children, but need evidence of how to […]

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