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.  Please note that the September meeting is on August 26 and the October meeting is on Octrober 14. For these two meetings, we will be in the rear of the bookstore.

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 Woman in the Water: A Prequel to the Charles Lenox Series (Charles Lenox Mysteries #11) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250139474
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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: Hard to Find
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


Oval Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593764050
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soft Skull Press - June 4th, 2019

Science Fiction Book Club, Monday, August 12, 7 pm, at Boswell


Staff Pick Badge
How to Stop Time: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525522898
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - June 11th, 2019

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


Down the River unto the Sea Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316509633
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mulholland Books - February 26th, 2019

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


Call Me Zebra Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328505866
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - February 5th, 2019

In-Store Lit Group, Monday, August 26, 7 pm, at Boswell (this is our September meeting)


Native Tongue Cover Image
By Suzette Haden Elgin, Leni Zumas (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936932627
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feminist Press - July 23rd, 2019

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


The Municipalists: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143133735
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 19th, 2019

Books and Beer Book Club, Monday, September 16, 7 pm, at Cafe Hollander


Staff Pick Badge
The Overstory Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

In-Store Lit Group, Monday, October 14, 7 pm. Meet in rear of bookstore.


Staff Pick Badge
Severance: A Novel Cover Image
By Ling Ma
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214997
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

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


The Incendiaries: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735213906
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - July 30th, 2019

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