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Reader's Corner: Finding a Book Club

Looking for a good book to read but don't know where to start? This guide covers popular, award-winning, and just plain great nonfiction and fiction genres and books.

BPL Book Discussion Groups

The Boston Public Library hosts a variety of different book groups both at the Central Library in Copley Square, and at our branches. Check our Events page, and use the book group filter, to find out when the next meetings take place.

Speaking Volumes: A Radio Book Group

Meetup is a website for groups of all kinds that "meet up" all throughout different cities, and you bet that some of those groups are book clubs.  Take a look at the various book clubs throughout Greater Boston.
On the Reader's Circle website you can enter your zip code and search for book clubs in the area. These book groups vary from very specific genres to just about anything.

Great Books Foundation Book Groups
The mission of the Great Books Foundation is to "advance the critical reflective thinking and social and civic engagement of readers of all ages." Search by zip code or state to find a Great Books Foundation book group in your neighborhood.

Online Book Clubs

Don't have the time to attend an in-person book club, but would still like to do some structured reading? There are lots of online book clubs that you can join. If you do attend an in-person book club, online book clubs can also be a useful source of inspiration when looking for that next great book group read.

Oprah Winfrey's book club, launched in 1996, was the original celebrity book club. Now Oprah's Book Club has gone online, and many other celebrities have followed her lead and created their own online book clubs. Each book club has its own particular focus, so check out the list below and see if any of them are right for you. At the very least you will get some good ideas for your next great read.