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.

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
Book Group Expo
Book Group Expo
BookBrowse chats with Ann Kent, founder of book group expo, an event now entering its third year that brings 1500 book club members together for a weekend of books, authors, conversation, wine and chocolate!
March 2008
Wine Not Read Book Club
Wine Not Read Book Club
Judy Gareis, BookBrowse member and member of the "Wine Not Read" book club of Indianapolis, IN joins us to chat about how their group has developed a cohesive group that values both their book discussion and their social time after only one year together.
February 2008
Books on the Square Book Club
Books on the Square Book Club
This month Jamie Malley of the Allen County Public Library in Scottsville, Kentucky joins us to talk about the challenges and joys of running a library-sponsored bookclub.
January 2008
Thoreau Health Club Book Club
Thoreau Health Club Book Club
This month, Dottie MacKeen, leader of a book club sponsored by the Thoreau Health Club of Concord, MA, shares with us the tips and tricks that keep this 50-member group happily reading, and exercising, together!
November 2007
ELCAN Book Club
ELCAN Book Club
This month, Mary of the ELCAN book club shares with us the logistical challenges and many benefits of a corporate book club.
September 2007
Tortoises & Hares Book Club
Tortoises & Hares Book Club
This month, Melissa Hunt joins us to chat about her book club, the "Tortoises and the Hares" - an interstate, multi-generational club who've found a novel way to keep both slow and fast readers happy in the same group!
July 2007
Novel Ideas Book Club
Novel Ideas Book Club
Meet the Novel Ideas book club of Chicago, who take food as seriously as discussion, combining good literature with ethnic dining. Discover the books they've enjoyed, and the ones they haven't; and the types of restaurants that have proved conducive to discussion and those that haven't!
June 2007
Secret Bookers Book Club
Secret Bookers Book Club
Meet The Secret Bookers, a three-generational book club who've discovered that good food and good conversation, plus occasional telephone chats with authors, makes for a winning formula that's kept their book club fresh for more than 4 years!
April 2007
Judy Krueger and her 4 Bookclubs
Judy Krueger and her 4 Bookclubs
This month we feature four book clubs, linked because one avid reader, and BookBrowse subscriber, Judy Krueger is a member of all four! If you’ve ever wondered what sort of book club would be right for you, you’ll find much of interest in this month’s interview.
March 2007

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