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.

The Ruin: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143133124
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - July 3rd, 2018

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


Hotel Silence Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127501
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - February 13th, 2018

In-store Lit Group, Monday, December 3, 7 pm, at Boswell


The Freeze-Frame Revolution Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616962524
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tachyon Publications - June 12th, 2018

Sci Fi Book Club, Monday, December 10, 7 pm, at Boswell


Magic for Beginners: Stories Cover Image
By Kelly Link, Shelley Jackson (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812986518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 1st, 2014

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


Improvement Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640091139
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 13th, 2018

In-Store Lit Group, Monday, January 7, 7 pm, at Boswell


Thin Air: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780345493125
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - October 23rd, 2018

Sci Fi Book Club, Monday, January 14, 7 pm, at Boswell


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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, January 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: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order 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: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - November 7th, 2017

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


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The Power Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316547604
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order 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