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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!

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
Book Swap Book Club
Book Swap Book Club
Judy Mathwin joins us to talk about her Book Swap book club. Instead of the traditional one-book discussion, members share and swap favorite books over potluck salads.
April 2009
Daughters of Abraham Book Club
Daughters of Abraham Book Club
Anne Minton joins us to talk about The Daughters of Abraham book clubs made up of Jewish, Christian and Muslim women who want to deepen their knowledge of their own and one another's faiths through reading fiction and nonfiction together.
February 2009
SoCal Book Babes
SoCal Book Babes
Connie Byrnes joins us to talk about the book club she founded four years ago in Southern California - the SoCal Book Babes.
January 2009
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