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Interviews With Book Clubs

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Out of this feedback came the opportunity - and idea - to further encourage and support this community by publishing interviews with book club. These interviews are packed with useful information, insights - and are just plain fun to read!

Below is our historical archive. We hope you enjoy these Q&As with these fascinating booklovers - just like you!

Western Readers Book Group
Western Readers Book Group
An interview with the Western Readers, a group of nine readers who live in West Auckland, New Zealand. Instead of picking a single specific book, the group chooses a genre, topic or author to discuss. They love the freedom this allows them, to explore and follow exactly what interests each of them.
August 2014
@RailBookClub
@RailBookClub
In the UK, a commuter-led book discussion group, @RailBookClub, utilizes Twitter and train station digital screens to bring recommendations to passengers.
May 2014
Pre-Pub Book Club
Pre-Pub Book Club
Librarian Marika Zemke of the Pre-Pub Book Club at Commerce Township Community Library in Michigan shares her unusual model for a book club - one that, among other things, educates its members on how and why books get published.
March 2014
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Book Club
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Book Club
A discussion with Beth Redford, librarian at the Richmond Elementary School and leader of The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Book Club, based in Richmond, Vermont.
January 2014
Feisty Readers Mother Daughter Book Club
Feisty Readers Mother Daughter Book Club
A discussion with Sharry Wright, leader of The Feisty Readers Mother Daughter Book Club, based in San Francisco, California.
November 2013
Reading Divas Book Club
Reading Divas Book Club
A discussion with Sharon Lucas, founding member and President of The Reading Divas, a book club in Bowie, Maryland which also holds an annual literary event, "The Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend".
September 2013
Agape Book Club
Agape Book Club
Cindy Alt, founder of Agape Plastics, began a book club in her workplace 3 years ago in an effort to balance the physical extra curricular activities that already take place there. The result has been a dynamic group of women - plus one brave man! - who find much meaning in discussing books and learning about each other outside of their usual "work" personas.
August 2013
Novels & Nightcaps Book Club
Novels & Nightcaps Book Club
An interview with Novels & Nightcaps - a monthly book club of eight women, based near Death Valley, who are all affiliated with the US Navy.
July 2013
Outlook Book Group
Outlook Book Group
Susie Thurman, of Outlook Book Group, a fifteen-member, all women group based in Henderson, KY, founded in 1922. shares the unusual way their group runs; and reveals a secret that she surprised the group with earlier this year! (Hint: Just who is this woman to the left?)
June 2013
Foster Book Group
Foster Book Group
An interview with the Foster Book Group of Rhode Island, a rural community of about 4,000. However, the very things that make their town special can cause a feeling of isolation and so their book group grew out of the desire to have social and intellectual interactions - but it has bloomed into something so much more...
April 2013
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