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.

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
Bound to Be Read Books
Bound to Be Read Books
Bound To Be Read Books is an independent bookstore in East Atlanta Village, Georgia. BookBrowse caught up with owner Jeff McCord to talk about the store's many book clubs – including their infamous Scandalous Book Club.
March 2013
South Austin Spiritual Book Group
South Austin Spiritual Book Group
The South Austin Spiritual BookGroup is about openness. They are independent thinkers and self-proclaimed drop-outs from various belief systems. Their spiritual non-fiction book discussions are lively and passionate. This group fills a need in the community.
February 2013
FRESH Ladies Book Club
FRESH Ladies Book Club
An interview with the FRESH Ladies, a group of ten women ranging in age from fifties to ninety-five. With a diverse age range, a wide variety of professions and interests, and a common thread of respect and friendship, this book club hasn't had a dull moment in 8 years! And it's still going strong...
January 2013
Perry Branch Adult Book Group
Perry Branch Adult Book Group
In an effort to connect libraries to the reading community at large, in July 2007, the Perry Branch Library in Gilbert, Arizona began a monthly, librarian-facilitated book group. Lesley Marshall, who heads the program, tells BookBrowse a bit about it...
December 2012
Fourth Monday Book Club
Fourth Monday Book Club
Has your book club been thinking of reading more nonfiction books, or had trouble finding nonfiction titles that generate good discussions? If so, you'll find this month's interview with a book club that reads almost exclusively nonfiction fascinating, and their annotated suggestion list of more than 30 nonfiction titles invaluable!
November 2012
Sisterhood Book Club
Sisterhood Book Club
What do you do when the cops interrupt a perfectly good book club meeting? Johnna Puttoff of The Sisterhood - a 13-year-old book group based in Frankfort, Kentucky - explains.
October 2012
Muse & Views Book Club
Muse & Views Book Club
Meet the Muse & Views book club of Ottawa, Canada - a group of ten women who meet monthly for good conversation about a wide range of books.
June 2012
History Book Group
History Book Group
Lesley Fitzpatrick and Maggie Thompson, co-founders of the History Book Group in San Diego, CA., join us to talk about their approach to history, and offer up some great advice and selections.
May 2012

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