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.  

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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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


The Last Dog on Earth Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492673637
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - March 5th, 2019

Books and Beer Book Club, Monday, January 20, 7 pmm, at Cafe Hollander


Nine Lessons: A Josephine Tey Mystery Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781683313212
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crooked Lane Books - October 10th, 2017

Mystery Book Club, Monday, January 27, 7 pm, at Boswell - Please note the paperback of Nine Lessons is out of stock with no reprint date scheduled. The hardcover edition is available. 


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Family Trust: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062855268
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 29th, 2019

In-Store Lit Group, Monday, February 3, 7 pm, at Boswell


Salvaged Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451491831
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ace - October 15th, 2019

Science Fiction Book Club, Monday, February 10, 7 pm, at Boswell


The Luster of Lost Things Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780735210783
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 8th, 2017

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


The Other Woman (Gabriel Allon #18) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062835062
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - May 28th, 2019

Mystery Book Club, Monday, February 24, 7 pm, at Boswell. Please note there is also a trade paperback version available.


Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802156983
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019

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


Fledgling Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780446696166
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 2nd, 2007

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


The Plotters: A Novel Cover Image
By Un-su Kim, Sora Kim-Russell (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525564805
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - December 3rd, 2019

Books and Beer Book Club, Monday, March 16, 7 pm, at Cafe Hollander on Downer Avenue


The Story of a Goat Cover Image
By Perumal Murugan, N. Kalyan Raman (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802147516
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - December 10th, 2019

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


Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524798642
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2020

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