We love our local book clubs!
Book clubs that have a name will be listed on our website along with their upcoming book choices. Please see the dropdown menu under Book Clubs for your club's books and check back often as we update frequently.
Book clubs whose members agree to purchase their books at BookPeople - and let us know ahead of time how many copies they will need of upcoming titles - will receive a 15% discount on their bookclub picks.
We must be informed about the book choice ahead of time and there must be several people committed to purchasing the book at BookPeople in order for the discount to apply.
Please note that if no one from the club contacts us about an upcoming book, book club members should not be surprised if the store does not have the book on hand and the discount is not given. Our staff is wonderful, but sadly, we are not mind readers.
Book club books will be on the special bookclub shelves in the front of the store. We will not reserve copies behind the counter for bookclubs as a group, however, we will always reserve a copy for any book club member who contacts us individually, for herself. Book club leaders do not know for sure that their members are going to purchase a book from us even if they said they would, and too often a pile of books that someone is supposedly going to purchase just sits there, homeless. Thank you for understanding!
One of our favorite small publishers, Europa Editions, has reading group guides available on its website: http://www.europaeditions.com/readinggroups.php
The National Reading Group Month/Great Group Reads Committee of the Women's National Book Association has chosen 20 books as this year's list:
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (Back Bay Books)
Cataract City by Craig Davidson (Graywolf Press)
Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani (Atria)
The Commandant of Lubizec by Patrick Hicks (Steerforth Press)
Euphoria by Lily King (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press)
Foreign Gods, Inc. by Okey Ndibe (Soho Press)
Marching to Zion by Mary Glickman (Open Road Media)
Neverhome by Laird Hunt (Little, Brown)
The Orphans of Race Point by Patry Francis (Harper Perennial)
Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks (Grove Press)
Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement (Hogarth)
The Promise by Ann Weisgarber (Skyhorse Publishing)
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Simon & Schuster)
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (Algonquin Books)
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay (Black Cat)
What Is Visible by Kimberly Elkins (Twelve)
Where Somebody Waits by Margaret Kaufman (Paul Dry Books)
The World of Rae English by Lucy Rosenthal (Black Lawrence Press)
The 26-member committee composed of writers, reviewers, booksellers, librarians, publicists and dedicated readers made an effort to concentrate its attention on underrepresented titles from independent publishers and small presses and lesser-known midlist releases from larger houses.