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.

Open Grave: A Mystery (Ann Lindell Mysteries #6) Cover Image
By Kjell Eriksson, Paul Norlen (Translator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250091086
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Minotaur Books - July 12th, 2016

Mystery Book Club, Monday, July 23, 7 pm, at Boswell 


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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307742483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

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


Spaceman of Bohemia Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316273442
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - February 20th, 2018

Sci Fi Book Club, Monday, August 13, 7 pm, at Boswell


Mister Monkey: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062397843
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - October 17th, 2017

Books and Beer Book Club, Monday, August 20, 7 pm, at Cafe Hollander


Death on Nantucket (Merry Folger Nantucket Mystery #5) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616958992
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Crime - May 1st, 2018

Mystery Book Club, Monday, August 27, 7 pm, at Boswell


Sing, Unburied, Sing Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501126079
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - May 8th, 2018

In-Store Lit Group, Monday, August 27, 7 pm, at Boswell (moved up from Labor Day)


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

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


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

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


The Dry 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: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - November 28th, 2017

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


Bluebird, Bluebird Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316363273
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Mulholland Books - August 28th, 2018

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