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!
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.
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.
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.
Resuming IN PERSON meetings in June!
Towne 2.0 Book Club, formerly the Nonfiction Book Club, was the first to join our new selection of book clubs in early 2019 and this group used to read exclusively nonfiction, but now read across all genres. From history and science to romance and fantasy, we'll read it all! Towne 2.0 Book Club is led by Towne manager Sarah and she would love for you to stop by and join in on their discussions!
Towne 2.0 Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm.
Meeting IN PERSON starting in June!
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, not to be confused with manager Sarah, and she would love for you to join in their discussions!
Spiritual Book Club meets on select Saturdays at 1:11pm.
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.