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 your book club is reading, or has read, a title by a visiting author, we can sometimes connect your group for a private pre-event discussion with the author. 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 three in-store book clubs ran by talented booksellers. They are the In-Store Literary book club, Sci-Fi 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. 

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 Space Between the Stars Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780399585135
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - February 6th, 2018

Sci Fi Book Club, Monday, September 10, 7 pm, at Boswell


Bannerless (The Bannerless Saga) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780544947306
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: John Joseph Adams/Mariner Books - July 11th, 2017

Books and Beer Book Club, Monday, September 17, 7 pm, at Cafe Hollander


The Dry: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250105622
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - January 2nd, 2018

Mystery Book Club, Monday, September 24, 7 pm, at Boswell


The Essex Serpent: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062666383
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Custom House - April 24th, 2018

In-Store Lit Group, Tuesday, October 2, 7 pm, at Boswell (moved from October 1)


An Unkindness of Ghosts Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617755880
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Akashic Books - October 3rd, 2017

Sci Fi book club, Monday, October 8, 7 pm, at Boswell


The Impossible Fortress Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781501144424
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - November 28th, 2017

Books and Beer Book Club, Monday, October 15, 7 pm, at Cafe Hollander


Staff Pick Logo
Bluebird, Bluebird Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316363273
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mulholland Books - August 28th, 2018

Mystery Book Club, Monday, October 22, 7 pm, at Boswell


The Winter Soldier Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316477604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 11th, 2018

In-Store Lit Group, Monday, November 5, 6 pm, at Boswell (note time). This will be followed by a talk/reading from Mason in our event space at the rear of Boswell.


Autonomous: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765392084
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - September 4th, 2018

Sci Fi Book Club, Monday, November 12, 7 pm, at Boswell


Witchmark (The Kingston Cycle #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250162687
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor.com - June 19th, 2018

Books and Beer Book Club, Monday, November 19, 7 pm, at Cafe Hollander


The Ruin: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143133124
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - July 3rd, 2018

Mystery Book Club, Monday, November 26, 7 pm, at Boswell


Hotel Silence Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127501
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - February 13th, 2018

In-store Lit Group, Monday, December 3, 7 pm, at Boswell


The Freeze-Frame Revolution Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616962524
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tachyon Publications - June 12th, 2018

Sci Fi Book Club, Monday, December 10, 7 pm, at Boswell


Magic for Beginners: Stories Cover Image
By Kelly Link, Shelley Jackson (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812986518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 1st, 2014

Books and Beer Book Club, Monday, December 17, 7 pm, at Cafe Hollander


Improvement Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640091139
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 13th, 2018

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