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.

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Sourdough: or, Lois and Her Adventures in the Underground Market: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250192752
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - September 18th, 2018

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


Descent: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616204778
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - December 1st, 2015

Mystery Book Club, Monday, January 28, 6 pm (note time) at Boswell. Author Tim Johnston will join the group for the second half of their discussion to answer questions. This will be followed by our 7 pm event at the rear of the store for The Current.


Friday Black Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

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


Space Opera Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781481497503
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Saga Press - December 18th, 2018

Sci Fi Book Club, Monday, February 11, 7 pm, at Boswell


Samuel Johnson's Eternal Return Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895286
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - October 9th, 2018

Books and Beer Book Club, Monday, February 18, 7 pm, at Cafe Hollander


Snowblind: A Thriller (The Dark Iceland Series #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250144683
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - November 7th, 2017

Mystery Book Club, Monday, February 25, 7 pm, at Boswell


Asymmetry: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501166785
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

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


One Way Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316522182
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - April 10th, 2018

Sci Fi Book Club, Monday, March 11, 7 pm, at Boswell


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The Power Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316547604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - January 8th, 2019

Books and Beer Book Club, Monday, March 18, 7 pm, at Cafe Hollander


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The Trust: A Novel (Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart #4) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250127457
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 9th, 2018

Mystery Book Club, Monday, March 25, 7 pm, at Boswell


The Friend: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735219458
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

in-Store Lit Grup, Monday, April 1, 7 pm, at Boswell


The Synapse Sequence Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781785653179
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Titan Books - June 19th, 2018

Sci Fi Book Club, Monday, April 8, 7 pm, at Boswell


The Talented Ribkins Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612197289
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Melville House - August 7th, 2018

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


Terra Nullius Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781618731517
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Small Beer Press - September 4th, 2018

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