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Interviews With Book Clubs

BookBrowse is a thriving and growing community of booklovers. Each week BookBrowse receives hundreds of book reviews, feedback messages, ideas and other information from its visitors.

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!

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
Chapter Chat Book Club
Chapter Chat Book Club
Carrin Mahmood of Mahtomedi, Minnesota joins us to talk about her book club. After getting off to a slow start, she and the ladies of "Chapter Chat" have now been sharing their reading experiences for eight years. In this interview she reveals the 'it' factor that made the club a success.
August 2009
Boston Gay Men's Book Club
Boston Gay Men's Book Club
Derek McIver, co-founder of The Boston Gay Men's Book Club, advises that choosing the right books and using social media are key to starting a new reading group.
August 2009
Ann Kramer's Virtual Book Club
Ann Kramer's Virtual Book Club
How do you meet with your book club when your members are scattered across the country? Ann Kramer shares her story and tips for meeting online via web conferencing, no matter where your friends live!
May 2009
Would you be interested in being interviewed for this feature? If so, please contact us with brief details about your club. It is very helpful if you include both a contact email and a telephone number.

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