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.

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
Nights at the Round Table Book Club
Nights at the Round Table Book Club
Erica Schwartz joins us to chat about her 17-year-old Manhattan-based book club, "The Nights at the Round Table."
November 2008
Springfield Borders Fiction Group
Springfield Borders Fiction Group
Lynda East joins us to chat about her book club that has been meeting in a Borders bookstore in Springfield, Pennsylvania since the late 1980s.
July 2008
Read and Feed Tome-Head Society of Troy, Illinois
Read and Feed Tome-Head Society of Troy, Illinois
Karen LeClerc joins us to chat about her book club, the Read and Feed Tome-Head Society of Troy, Illinois, which enjoys a very relaxed book club atmosphere, picking their books just one month ahead and happily going off topic to discuss issues of importance.
June 2008
Literary Goddesses Book Club
Literary Goddesses Book Club
Carol Peters, founding member of the Literary Goddesses of Mendham, joins us to discuss her book club, that met through the local library and enjoys a wide range of books and activities together.
May 2008

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