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.

Former selections include Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis, If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss, The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin and A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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

Next Book: The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

Meeting on Wednesday, April 3rd

 

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: Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck

Meeting on Thursday, April 11th

 

Fantasy & Science Fiction Book Club

The Fantasy & Science Fiction book club is one of our NEWEST book clubs at the store. They will meet for the first time on Sunday, April 14th at 11am and will be reading a mix of fantasy and science fiction titles.

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

1st Book: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Meeting on Sunday, April 14th

 

Nonfiction Book Club

The Nonfiction book club is one of our NEWEST book clubs at the store. They will meet for the first time on Tuesday, March 19th at 7pm and will be reading a mix of nonfiction of various genres, including previous bestsellers.

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

1st Book: Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson

Meeting on Tuesday, March 19th

 

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! They will meet for the first time on Thursday, April 18th at 7pm.

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

1st Book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Meeting on Thursday, April 18th

 

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: The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood

Meeting on Tuesday, March 26th

The Bean Trees: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062277756
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - May 7th, 2013

TBC Book Club


Go, Went, Gone Cover Image
By Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811225946
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - September 26th, 2017

Literary Fiction Book Club


Stardust Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061142024
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 29th, 2006

Fantasy & Science Fiction Book Club


Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375708275
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - July 11th, 2000

Nonfiction Book Club


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400052189
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - March 8th, 2011

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die Book Club


The Berlin Stories Cover Image
By Christopher Isherwood, Armistead Maupin (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780811218047
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - September 2008

Classics Book Club