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.

Las Revistas Book Club
Las Revistas Book Club
Rosemary Toland, one of the sixteen members of the San Antonio based book club Las Revistas, discusses how they've kept the discussion flowing over 25 years and more than 200 books!
October 2011
Books & Bars
Books & Bars
Jeff Kamin runs the Minneapolis based Books & Bars book club which regularly attracts over 90 people to a meeting, about 40% of whom are men. Find out more about Jeff's unique concept for a book club...
January 2011
Lincoln Township Library Book Club
Lincoln Township Library Book Club
Kate Mitrovich runs a thematic book discussion group at the Lincoln Township Library in Stevensville, MI. The group is inspired by the ALA's "Let's Talk About It" book discussion model.
November 2010
Book It Book Club
Book It Book Club
Barb Watkins recently moved to Michigan, leaving behind her book club of eight years. However, it wasn't long before she formed a new book club! In this interview she chats with BookBrowse about her current book club and the mother-daughter club she started with her 4th grade daughter.
October 2010
Donna Delacy
Donna Delacy
Donna Delacy has been running book groups across the US since 1968, from Dallas to Birmingham, Manhattan to Los Angeles. She joins us to share over 40 years of book club memories, advice, and inspiration.
May 2010
Living Poets Society Poetry Bookclub
Living Poets Society Poetry Bookclub
The Living Poets Society Poetry Bookclub
April 2010
Milpitas Library Book Group
Milpitas Library Book Group
The Milpitas Library Book Group in Northern California has been going strong since 1999. BookBrowse spoke with librarian Terye Balogh, who has been instrumental in bringing a wide range of authors to visit. She shares some excellent advice about how to bring authors to your group, manage large discussions, and keep your group engaged.
March 2010
Great Expectations
Great Expectations
Eileen Burgess joins us to talk about her Great Expectations Book Club. She's an original member of the group that started 15 years ago, in Mississauga, Ontario.
February 2010
Chick Lit Book Club
Chick Lit Book Club
Interested in starting up a new book club, or just looking to jazz up your existing group? Check out our interview with the founder of Chick Lit for some inspiration and great organizational ideas!
January 2010
Salon
Salon
After 15 years, Ron Longe's book club recently transformed their traditional meetings into literary events with the author. They create themed menus and invite other book clubs, publishing professionals, and friends to make it a memorable night of fun, networking, and serious discussion.
October 2009

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