Book Clubs

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 but one of our book clubs are run by customers!

Literary Fiction Book Club

MEETING IN PERSON

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.

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die Book Club

Meeting Virtually

This book club is unique in that all of the selections are from the Workman publication (and annual calendar) of the same title. 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die was started by beloved former staff member Charlie in 2019 and is now led by our customer participants. While every selection comes from the book/calendar, members vote on which titles to read and the selections range from classics to contemporary nonfiction! There’s sure to be something to suit every reader!

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die Book Club meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm.

Classics Book Club

MEETING IN PERSON

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.

Spiritual Book Club

MEETING IN PERSON

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 select Saturdays at 1:11pm

Rainbow Reads Book Club

ON HIATUS

The Rainbow Reads Book Club is another 2019 addition to our book club offerings and is led by Towne customer Emma. 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 Emma and she’s done a FABULOUS job thus far!

Rainbow Reads Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm.