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A guide to joining, starting, and running a book group.
Book Discussion Groups: An Introductory Guide


Whether you're looking to join an existing book group, or start one of your own, this guide will help you find the resources you need.



Join a Book Group

Why Join a Book Group?

• Finding the Right Book Group for You

• Librarian Led Book Discussion Groups at the BPL

• Other Local Book Groups

• Online Book groups



Start a Book Group

• Book Group Basics

• Book Discussion Tips & Tricks

• Your Book Group Online

 Additional Resources


How to Choose & Acquire Great Books

• Book Selection Qualities to Look For

• To Vote or Not to Vote

• Book Groups with a Theme

• Acquiring the Book



Suggested Reads

• Librarian Created Booklists & Award Lists

• Online Resources

• Fiction to Make You Think

• Nonfiction to Make You Think

• Top Banned Books

• Local Interest Titles

• Diverse Voices

• Bestsellers

• Biographies & Memoirs


Reader Services at the Central Library

• Reading Recommendations

• Genre & Reference Guides

• Now Read This! Newsletters

• Book Discussion Groups at the Central Library

• eBook & eAudiobook Help

• Computer Classes

• Availability & Contact

• Reader Services Librarian








Please note that the library does not endorse any of the products or websites listed on these pages. The lists of tools and strategies in this guide are meant to be a starting point and you may find something else not listed here that works better for you.