Book Clubs

We help you find the books you'll love!!

Are you looking for a group of like minded bibliophiles? Are you new to the area and want to find a group of people with similar interests? Stop by the Towne Book Center and Cafe and join one of our book clubs!

Members receive 15% off each month's selection listed below!

 

Towne Book Center & Cafe Book Club

This is the original book club, in existence practically since the day the store opened its doors 25 years ago! The TBC&C Book Club typically reads literary and contemporary fiction with a few forays into popular nonfiction and former bestsellers. Frequently the group reads books by local authors and host the authors as part of the discussion! The TBC&C Book Club is a very comfortable and encouraging group and they welcome any and all opinions on the books they read each month. Each meeting is typcially attended by 20 to 30 people of various ages.

Former selections include Life of Pi by Yann Martel; The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger; The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini; Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7PM

Next Book: Two Days Gone, by Randall Silvis

 

Modern Readers Book Club

The Modern Readers are our newest group of bibliophiles meeting here at the Towne Book Center & Cafe! The Modern Readers enjoy reading books from every genre and often read books that discuss socially progressive and controversial topics - their favorite books are ones that might best be classified as "out there" by most other readers. If you like reading new and/or interesting books, this is the book club for you!

Former selections include Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel; Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi; The Vorrh by Brian Catling; Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown

Meets on the 2nd (or occasionally the 3rd) Sunday of the month at 10AM

Next Book: Royal We, by Heather Cocks

 

Classics Book Club

The Classics Book Club reads just what the name would suggest - the classics! Anything from Austen to Zola is included in the repertoire and if you miss your favorite literature class from high school or college and you're looking for a group of like-minded individuals, this is the group for you!

Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7PM

Next Book: Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov

 

Literary Fiction Book Club

The Literary Fiction Book Club reads fiction that is often overlooked by the general public and does that does not often grace the lists of bestsellers. Each book is guaranteed to make you think, both about the context of the book, but also about how it relates to society as a whole.

Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7PM

Next Book: The Children Act, by Ian McEwan

Two Days Gone Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492639732
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - January 10th, 2017

Towne Book Center & Cafe Book Club Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 1st at 7PM

What could cause a man, when all the stars of fortune are shining upon him, to suddenly snap and destroy everything he has built? This is the question that haunts Sergeant Ryan DeMarco after the wife and children of beloved college professor and bestselling author Thomas Huston are found slaughtered in their home. Huston himself has disappeared and so is immediately cast as the prime suspect.

DeMarco knows--or thinks he knows--that Huston couldn't have been capable of murdering his family. But if Huston is innocent, why is he on the run? And does the half-finished manuscript he left behind contain clues to the mystery of his family's killer?

A masterful new thriller by acclaimed author Randall Silvis, Two Days Gone is a taut, suspenseful story that will will break your heart as much as it will haunt your dreams.


The Royal We Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781455557110
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 26th, 2016

Modern Readers Next Meeting: Sunday, March 12th at 10 AM

American Bex Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister Lacey was always the romantic, the one who daydreamed of being a princess, but it's adventure-seeking Bex who goes to Oxford and meets dreamy Nick across the hall-and Bex who finds herself accidentally in love with the heir to the British throne. Nick is wonderful, but he comes with unimaginable baggage: a complicated family, hysterical tabloids tracking his every move, and a public that expected its future king to marry a Brit. On the eve of the most talked-about wedding of the century, Bex looks back on how much she's had to give up for true love... and exactly whose heart she may yet have to break.


The Master and Margarita Cover Image
By Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143108276
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 3rd, 2016

Classics Book Club Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 28th at 7PM

One spring afternoon, the Devil, trailing fire and chaos in his wake, weaves himself out of the shadows and into Moscow. Mikhail Bulgakov's fantastical, funny, and devastating satire of Soviet life combines two distinct yet interwoven parts, one set in contemporary Moscow, the other in ancient Jerusalem, each brimming with historical, imaginary, frightful, and wonderful characters. Written during the darkest days of Stalin's reign, and finally published in 1966 and 1967, The Master and Margarita became a literary phenomenon, signaling artistic and spiritual freedom for Russians everywhere.

 


The Children Act Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781101872871
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor Books - April 28th, 2015

Literary Fiction Book Club Next Meeting: Thursday, March 9th at 7PM

Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge who presides over cases in the family division. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude, and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now her marriage of thirty years is in crisis.
At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: Adam, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, is refusing for religious reasons the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents echo his wishes. Time is running out. Should the secular court overrule sincerely expressed faith? In the course of reaching a decision, Fiona visits Adam in the hospital an encounter that stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both.