Boswell-Run Book Clubs

There are those who read alone and those who, after reading alone, seek out others who have also been reading alone to talk about what they've been reading. Some of those people gather with food and wine at the homes of friends or in public places, in order to talk about what they read. Some give themselves names. Generally, though, they are known as "book clubs."

We offer registered book clubs dedicated shelf space for their selected titles as well as a 10% discount to members who buy their books from us. The shelves are at the front of the store where others may discover new books, too, as a result of seeing what book clubs are reading. If you're interested in registering your book club, please call or e-mail bookclubs@boswellbooks.com.

In addition to supporting book clubs, Boswell is home to four in-store book clubs ran by talented booksellers. They are the In-Store Literary book club, Sci-Fi book club, Books and Beer book club, and the Mystery book club. These clubs are free, open to the public, and a great way to meet literary like-minded individuals. Below are the meeting times and location for the book clubs!

In-Store Lit Book Club: generally meets every 1st Monday at 7 pm at Boswell.  Please note that the September meeting is on August 26 and the October meeting is on Octrober 14. For these two meetings, we will be in the rear of the bookstore.

Sci-Fi Book Club: meets every 2nd Monday at 7 pm at Boswell. 

Books and Beer Book Club: meets every 3rd Monday at 7 pm at Downer Avenue's Café Hollander 

Mystery Book Club: meets every 4th Monday at 7 pm at Boswell. 


Our upcoming book club selections are below.

The Municipalists: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143133735
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 19th, 2019

Books and Beer Book Club, Monday, September 16, 7 pm, at Cafe Hollander


Staff Pick Badge
The Overstory Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

In-Store Lit Group, Monday, October 14, 7 pm, at Boswell - Meet in rear of bookstore.


Downbelow Station (Alliance-Union Universe #1) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780756405502
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DAW - December 2nd, 2008

Science Fiction Book Club, Monday, October 14, 7 pm, at Boswell - meet in magazine area


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Severance: A Novel Cover Image
By Ling Ma
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214997
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

Books and Beer Book Club, Monday, October 21, 7 pm, at Cafe Hollander


Never Look Back: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062844545
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 2nd, 2019

Mystery Book Club, Monday, October 28, 7 pm, at Boswell


The Incendiaries: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735213906
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - July 30th, 2019

In-Store Lit Group, Monday, November 4, 7 pm, at Boswell


Blackfish City: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062684875
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - October 2nd, 2018

Science Fiction Book Club, Monday, November 11, 7 pm, at Boswell


Everything Matters!: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143117513
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - July 27th, 2010

Books & Beer Book Club, Monday, November 18, 7 pm, at Cafe Hollander


Temper Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982106720
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - July 2nd, 2019

Mystery Book Club, Monday, November 25, 6 pm. Note special time. Temper will be available at 20% off the regular list price between September 30 and November 25. The discussion will feature an appearance by Fargo at 6:30, where attendees can ask spoiler questions. This will be followed by a book talk at Boswell's event space.  Please note the Mystery Book Club does not meet in December


The Library Book Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476740195
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

In-Store Lit Group, Monday, December 2, 7 pm, at Boswell


Not One of Us: Stories of Aliens on Earth Cover Image
By Neil Clarke (Editor)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781597809573
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Night Shade - November 13th, 2018

Science Fiction Book Club, Monday, December 9, 7 pm, at Boswell


The Intuitionist: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385493000
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - January 4th, 2000

Books & Beer Book Club, Monday, December 16, 7 pm, at Cafe Hollander


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Ohio Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501174483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 4th, 2019

In-Store Lit Group, Monday, January 6, 7 pm, at Boswell


The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780765378385
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - July 3rd, 2018

Science Fiction Book Club, Monday, January 13, 7 pm, at Boswell