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: A Family of Strangers by Emilie Richards (AUTHOR APPEARANCE)

Meeting on Wednesday, August 7th 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: Your Duck is My Duck (Stories) by Deborah Eisenberg

Meeting on Thursday, August 8th at 7pm


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
Starting in September the Nonfiction Book Club will meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month

Next Book: Word by Word by Kory Stamper

Meeting on Tuesday, August 20th 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: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Meeting on Thursday, July 18th 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: Puddn'head Wilson by Mark Twain

Meeting on Tuesday, July 23rd at 7pm (changed for this meeting only)

A Family of Strangers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778307853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mira Books - June 25th, 2019

TBC Book Club

Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062688781
Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - June 18th, 2019

Literary Fiction Book Club

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101970263
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 6th, 2018

Nonfiction Book Club

Fahrenheit 451: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451673319
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 10th, 2012

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die Book Club

Pudd'nhead Wilson: and Those Extraordinary Twins Cover Image
By Mark Twain, Malcolm Bradbury (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780140430400
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - September 30th, 1969

Classics Book Club