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 the below book clubs are meeting in person. If you are interested in any of our book clubs, sign up here to get day-of meeting reminders

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.

TBC Reads Book Club

The TBC Reads Book Club (formerly Towne 2.0 and The Nonfiction Book Club) is back! Led by bookseller Athena, 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 lead by employee Jenna, 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 Sundays starting in September 2023! 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 2nd Sunday 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 customer Amory. 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 Amory and we hope you join them!

Rainbow Reads Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm.

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!