Book Clubs

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 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 Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis, If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss, The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin and A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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

Next Book: Book of Ages by Jill Lepore

Meeting on Wednesday, June 5th at 7pm

 

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 Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Meeting on Thursday, June 13th at 7pm

 

Fantasy & Science Fiction Book Club

The Fantasy & Science Fiction book club is one of our NEWEST book clubs at the store and met for the first time in April 2019. They will be reading a mix of fantasy and science fiction titles.

Meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11AM

Next Book: Babel-17/Empire Star by Samuel R. Delany

Next Meeting TBD

 

Nonfiction Book Club

The Nonfiction book club is one of our NEWEST book clubs at the store and met for the first time in March 2019. They will be reading a mix of nonfiction of various genres, including previous bestsellers.

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7PM

Next Book: Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Meeting on Tuesday, May 21st at 7pm

 

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die Book Club

This unique book club will be reading books from the 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die book published by Workman. This book club joins the nonfiction book club as a NEW group for us here at the store!

Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7PM

Next Book: Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

Meeting on Thursday, June 20th at 7pm

 

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: Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

Meeting on Tuesday, May 28th at 7pm

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780307948830
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - July 2014

TBC Book Club


The Buried Giant (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455796
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 5th, 2016

Literary Fiction Book Club


Babel-17/Empire Star Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780375706691
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 8th, 2002

Fantasy & Science Fiction Book Club


Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393339918
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 4th, 2011

Nonfiction Book Club


Girl in Hyacinth Blue Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780140296280
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - October 2000

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die Book Club


Absalom, Absalom! (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780679732181
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 30th, 1991

Classics Book Club