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. 

Adults Love YA Book Club: meets on the last Tuesday at 7 pm at Boswell. 


Our upcoming book club selections are below.

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: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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 Last Place You Look: A Mystery (Roxane Weary #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250181305
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Minotaur Books - May 1st, 2018

Mystery Book Club, Monday, March 23, 7 pm, at Boswell


Dread Nation Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062570611
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019

Adults Love YA Book Club, Tuesday, March 31, 7 pm, at Boswell


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


Agency Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9781101986936
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - January 21st, 2020

Sci-Fi Book Club, Monday, April 13, 7 pm, at Boswell


Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9781524798642
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2020

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


The Seagull: A Vera Stanhope Mystery Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250193322
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Minotaur Books - November 6th, 2018

Mystery Book Club, Monday, April 27, 7 pm, at Boswell


Dreamland Burning Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316384902
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 20th, 2018

Adults Love YA Book Club, Tuesday, April 28, 7 pm, at Boswell


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Mostly Dead Things Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793835
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tin House Books - April 21st, 2020

In-Store Lit Group, Monday, May 4, 6 pm (note time), at Boswell


The Fated Sky: A Lady Astronaut Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765398949
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - August 21st, 2018

Sci-Fi Book Club, Monday,May 11, 7 pm, at Boswell


Westside: A Novel (A Gilda Carr Tiny Mystery) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062854025
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Voyager - February 18th, 2020

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

 


A Shameful Murder Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781786894984
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Black Thorn - December 3rd, 2019

Mystery Book Club, Monday, May 18, 7 pm, at Boswell - note special meeting date, due to Memorial Day holiday


Lost Children Archive: A novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525436461
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 4th, 2020

In-Store Lit Group, Monday, June 8, 7 pm, at Boswell (please note alternate date for this meeting)


Waste Tide Cover Image
By Chen Qiufan, Ken Liu (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765389336
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - March 10th, 2020

Sci-Fi Book Club, Monday, June 8, 7 pm, at Boswell


Machines Like Me: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525567035
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - March 3rd, 2020

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


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Trust Exercise: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250231260
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Holt Paperbacks - May 5th, 2020

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


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Bad Axe County: A Novel (A Bad Axe County Novel #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982110710
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria Books - July 7th, 2020

Mystery Book Club, Monday, August 24, 6 pm (note special time). The group will be joined by the author after 6:30 pm to answer spoiler questions. Event for Galligan's new book at 7 pm at event space in rear of store.