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 House of Broken Angels Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316154895
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - March 5th, 2019

In-Store Lit Group, Monday, May 6, 6 pm (note time) and Thursday, May 9 (6 pm), at Boswell - Thursday's session will be followed by a talk from Luis Alberto Urrea in the rear of the store at 7 pm.


The Tiger Flu Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551527314
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 23rd, 2018

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


Terra Nullius Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781618731517
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Small Beer Press - September 11th, 2018

Books and Beer Book Club, Monday, May 20, 7 pm


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We're All in This Together Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780771050657
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: McClelland & Stewart - January 15th, 2019

In-Store Lit Group, Monday, June 3, 7 pm, at Boswell (note new date for this selection)


The Gone World Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425278901
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 5th, 2019

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


The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492670124
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

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


The Woman in the Water: A Prequel to the Charles Lenox Series (Charles Lenox Mysteries #11) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250139474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Minotaur Books - January 15th, 2019

Mystery Book Club, June 24, 7 pm, at Boswell


Milkman: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450000
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - December 4th, 2018

In-Store Lit Group, Monday, July 1, 7 pm, at Boswell


Martian Time-Slip Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780547572574
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2012

Science Fiction Book Club, Tuesday, July 8, 7 pm, at Boswell


The Emissary Cover Image
By Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811227629
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - April 24th, 2018

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


The Widows of Malabar Hill (A Perveen Mistry Novel #1) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616957780
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Crime - January 9th, 2018

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


Washington Black Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563242
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2019

In-Store Lit Group, Monday, August 5, 7 pm, at Boswell