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 email@example.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.
Books & Beer Book Club, Monday, November 18, 7 pm, at Cafe Hollander
Mystery Book Club, Monday, November 25, 6 pm. Note special time. Temper will be available at 20% off the regular list price between September 30 and November 25. The discussion will feature an appearance by Fargo at 6:30, where attendees can ask spoiler questions. This will be followed by a book talk at Boswell's event space. Please note the Mystery Book Club does not meet in December
In-Store Lit Group, Monday, December 2, 7 pm, at Boswell
Science Fiction Book Club, Monday, December 9, 7 pm, at Boswell
Books & Beer Book Club, Monday, December 16, 7 pm, at Cafe Hollander
In-Store Lit Group, Monday, January 6, 7 pm, at Boswell
Science Fiction Book Club, Monday, January 13, 7 pm, at Boswell