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
National Reading Group Month: Great Group Reads
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:
The Best of Us: A Memoir by Joyce Maynard (Bloomsbury USA)
The Clay Girl by Heather Tucker (ECW Press)
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne (Hogarth)
The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler (Ecco)
Kinship of Clover by Ellen Meeropol (Red Hen Press)
Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love by Marissa Moss (Conari Press)
The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman (Kensington)
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran (Putnam)
Mothers and Other Strangers by Gina Sorell (Prospect Park Books)
News of the World by Paulette Jiles (Morrow Paperbacks)
One Good Mama Bone by Bren McClain (University of South Carolina Press)
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (Grand Central Publishing)
The Redemption of Galen Pike: Short Stories by Carys Davies (Biblioasis)
Salt Houses by Hala Alyan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Smoke by Dan Vyleta (Anchor)
So Much Blue by Percival Everett (Graywolf Press)
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See (Scribner)
The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber (She Writes Press)
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter (Viking)
The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso (Picador)
The 21-member committee of writers, reviewers, booksellers, librarians, publicists and dedicated readers selected titles "on the basis of their appeal to reading groups, which seek books that open up lively conversations about a myriad of timely and provocative and diverse topics, from the intimate dynamics of family and personal relationships to major cultural and world issues."