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.

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.
January 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
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
Gals and Golden Gals Book Club
Gals and Golden Gals Book Club
Barbara Higdon chose to launch the Gals and Golden Gals Book Club even though she was already in three other book clubs because she wanted to share the rich experience of reading and discussing books with a younger generation of women.
November 2018
Friday Morning Book Group
Friday Morning Book Group
Librarian Debra Berenbaum runs the Friday Morning Book Group at Wellesley Free Library in Wellesley, MA. They are a tight knit community of book lovers whose caring and generous spirit shines brightly.
July 2018
Anna's Book Group
Anna's Book Group
Anna's Book Group is a lively bunch of women in Oak Ridge, Tennessee who are dedicated, not only to good conversations about good books, but literacy in their community too.
April 2018
The Happy Bookers
The Happy Bookers
The Happy Bookers, a book-loving, fun-loving book club is based in Linn, Missouri. They will celebrate twenty-five years of reading together in 2018!
January 2018
The Bookies
The Bookies
The Bookies is a unique, fun group of women who do so much more than read: they dress up as characters from the books they choose, cook book-themed meals, and even crown a yearly Bookies Queen!
November 2017

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