Book Club Interviews: Archives

Interviews With Book Clubs

In addition to BookBrowse's ongoing book club research projects, from time to time, we inteview individual book groups so as to share their experiences with BookBrowse's wider community of readers.

Each interview has something to inspire whatever your book group interests, such as the books that a group have most enjoyed discussing (and the ones they didn't), ideas that you can borrow to freshen up your own group, or sometimes to provide a complete roadmap for starting a new book club.

If you feel that your book group has something unique to offer, and you would like to tell others about it, please contact us with brief details, and maybe we can feature you in the future.

The Bookies
The Bookies
Joan Kingsley tells us about The Bookies, a book club she formed at the First Presbyterian Church of Oyster Bay in Long Island, New York.
July 2021
Sacramento State Prison C Facility Book Club
Sacramento State Prison C Facility Book Club
The C Facility Book Club at Sacramento State Prison, led by Adrienna Turner, provides a space for prisoners to share ideas and have in-depth conversations.
June 2021
Darien Public Library
Darien Public Library
Marianne Paterniti, Book Groups Coordinator at the Darien Public Library in Connecticut talks with BookBrowse about the library's very comprehensive book club programs.
March 2021
The Zoom Black Girls' Book Club
The Zoom Black Girls' Book Club
Vicki Moore, founder of the Zoom Black Girls' Book Club tells us why she felt the pandemic was the perfect time to form her new book club
September 2020
The Postal Book Group
The Postal Book Group
Linda's Postal Book Group has been discussing books for six years—through the mail! This group and others like it use journals to record and pass thoughts between members who sometimes live hundreds of miles apart.
March 2020
The Couples Book Group
The Couples Book Group
The Couples Book Group is a group of five couples who live in and around Seattle. Richard and his wife, Gretchen, began the group because they thought it would be fun to get a few friends together to read and discuss good books. And now, 23 years later they are still going strong!
October 2019
All Booked Up Book Group
All Booked Up Book Group
The All Booked Up Book Group is a mix of younger and older readers, different faiths, and an openness that facilitator Ann Zeigler feels creates a unique dynamic between its members.
August 2019
The Y Book Club
The Y Book Club
Based in Edmonds, WA, the Y Book Club is more than a group of women who read and discuss books. They have deep friendships that Marganna King describes beautifully: "We are each an individual star which becomes part a constellation and then turns into a Milky Way."
July 2019
River City Readers Women’s Book Group
River City Readers Women’s Book Group
Based in Sacramento, California, the River City Readers Women’s Book Group was created to bring women together to read thoughtfully and intentionally from authors around the world.
May 2019
The Bibliophiles Book Group
The Bibliophiles Book Group
Located in Newark, NJ, Joyce Harley launched the Bibliophiles 30 years ago because of Toni Morrison's book Beloved and a deep desire to share its affect on her. It is now the oldest, continuously operating, incorporated Black Book Club in America!
April 2019

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