Book Clubs at Towne Book Center
We’re so excited you’re interested in our book clubs! Book club selections are always in paperback with a 15% discount to keep cost to members as low as we can (use code BOOK15CLUB at checkout) and our book clubs read across many different genres. If you don’t see a club below that fits your interests, let us know! We’re always happy to have customer led book clubs at the store. All the below book clubs are meeting in person.
Literary Fiction Book Club
The Literary Fiction Book Club has been meeting at Towne since the mid-2010s and is led by longtime Towne customer Kathy. The Literary Fiction Book Club reads exclusively fiction but across a variety of subgenres and most of the club’s selections have won prestigious literary awards and some have been New York Times and Indie Bestsellers. Selections are voted on by members of the group as a whole.
Literary Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm.
Towne Book Club
The Towne Book Clube (formerly Towne 2.0 and The Nonfiction Book Club) is back! Led by owner Drew, they read a variety of genres, and most books they select are NYT and Indie Bestsellers!
TBC Book Club meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7pm.
Classics Book Club
The Classics Book Club has been meeting at Towne since the mid-2010s and is led by longtime Towne customer Kathy. The club reads just as the name would suggest – the classics! Anything from Austen to Zola is included in the selections and books are voted on by the members of the book club.
Classics Book Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm.
Mystery/Thriller Book Club
The Mystery/Thriller Book Club is Towne's newest book club! It is read by customer Jessica, and they read exclusively in the mystery, thriller, and suspense genre!
Mystery/Thriller Book Club meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm
Spiritual Book Club
The Spiritual Book Club is our first pandemic / post-pandemic book club and will be held at the store on select Saturdays starting in June 2022! Spiritual Book Club will be led by customer Sarah, and she would love for you to join in their discussions!
Spiritual Book Club meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 11:11am.
Rainbow Reads Book Club
The Rainbow Reads Book Club is another new addition to our book club offerings and is led by Towne bookseller Dana. All the selections for the Rainbow Reads Book Club feature protagonists who are members of the LGBTQ+ community. For the time being as the group continues to grow, each month’s selection is picked by Dana and we hope you join them!
Rainbow Reads Book Club meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 7pm.
Sci-fi/Fantasy Book Club
Come join our newest book club, hosted by owner Drew! As a sci-fi/fantasy lover, you might've caught him chatting with customers about his favorite two genres in the store.
Sci-fi/Fantasy Book Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm!