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 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.

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7PM

Next Book: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

 

YA for All Book Club

We are starting yet another book club! This one is dedicated to the great swath of literature published for young adults, though often read by those of us who are a bit older than the intended teen market. This book club is open to all ages who love to read YA!

Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7PM

Next Book: Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

First Meeting on Thursday, November 7th at 7pm

 

Rainbow Reads Book Club

We have another new book club at the store! One of our customers is starting a Rainbow Reads Book Club here at the store and invites all of you, our customers, to join in! If you're interested in reading more LGBTQ+ literature in a variety of formats, this club is for you!

Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7PM

Next Book: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Next Meeting on Wednesday, November 13th 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: The Boatbuilder by Daniel Gumbiner

Meeting on Thursday, November 14th at 7pm

 

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club is back!!! We're so excited to announce that new staff member Drew is picking up the reigns and taking us on a magic adventure through space time! Join us for the reboot first meeting this November!

Meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11AM

Next Book: Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire

Meeting on Sunday, November 10th at 11am

 

Helping Professionals Book Club

Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7PM

First Book: Letters to a Young Therapist by Mary Pipher

First Meeting: Wednesday, November 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: From Russia with Love by Ian Flemming

Meeting on Thursday, November 21st 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: Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Meeting on Tuesday, November 19th at 7pm - 3rd Tuesday due to Thanksgiving

 

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 4th Wednesday of the month at 7PM

Next Book: Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

Meeting on Wednesday, November 20th at 7pm - 3rd Wednesday due to Thanksgiving

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143110439
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019

TBC Book Club


Darius the Great Is Not Okay Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525552970
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - August 20th, 2019

YA for All Book Club


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442408937
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

Rainbow Reads Book Club


The Boatbuilder Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781944211554
Availability: Special Order - Please Call for Availability
Published: McSweeney's - July 10th, 2018

Literary Fiction Book Club


Sparrow Hill Road (Ghost Roads #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780756414405
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DAW - June 5th, 2018

Science & Fantasy Book Club


Letters to a Young Therapist Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780465039685
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - February 9th, 2016

Helping Professionals Book Club


From Russia with Love (James Bond 007) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781612185477
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Thomas & Mercer - October 16th, 2012

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die Book Club


Macbeth (The Pelican Shakespeare) Cover Image
By William Shakespeare, Stephen Orgel (Editor), Stephen Orgel (Introduction by), Stephen Orgel (Series edited by), A. R. Braunmuller (Series edited by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780143128564
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - March 29th, 2016

Classics Book Club


The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143111122
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2019

Nonfiction Book Club