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 Cafe 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: Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell

Meeting on Wednesday, September 4th at 7pm

 

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

First Book: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

First Meeting on Thursday, October 3rd 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

First Book: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

First Meeting on Wednesday, October 9th 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: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Meeting on Thursday, September 12th 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: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Meeting on Thursday, September 19th 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: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Meeting on Tuesday, September 24th at 7pm

 

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: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte

Meeting on Wednesday, September 25th at 7pm

 

Silent Book Club

Want to join a book club but get complete choice over the book selection? Then Silent Book Club is for you! Join us every Friday at 7pm for a brief amount of socializing (and 20% off a glass of wine for those over 21) followed by silent reading of a book of your choice! Get 15% off the book you choose to read here at the store and read with fellow book lovers - the socializing is optional!

Meets every Friday at 7PM

Meeting on August 30th, September 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th at 7pm

The Fifth Gospel: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781451694154
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 16th, 2016

TBC Book Club


Carry On (Simon Snow Series #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250135025
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wednesday Books - May 9th, 2017

YA for All Book Club


The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501161933
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Washington Square Press - May 29th, 2018

Rainbow Reads Book Club


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

Literary Fiction Book Club


I Capture the Castle Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312201654
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 15th, 1999

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die Book Club


Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781451626650
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

Classics Book Club


The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of Their Lost World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062490438
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 30th, 2019

Nonfiction Book Club