Book Clubs

Click on the name of the book club to be redirected to their page with the books to purchase, or click on the book club button to see all the book clubs and navigate from there. All of the book club books, both upcoming and previous selections, are on display in the front corner of the store with Reese’s Picks, Indie Next Picks (new & paperback) and signed copies. Use coupon code BOOK15CLUB when you check out on our website to get the book club discount! If you are interested in joining any of the book clubs, please email our manager Sarah at sarahtownebc@gmail.com and she will put you in touch with your selected club’s moderator.

Rainbow Reads Book Club

Meeting Virutally

The Rainbow Reads Book Club is another 2019 addition to our book club offerings and is led by Towne customer Emma. All the selections for the Rainbow Reads Book Club feature protagonists who are members of the LGBTQ+ community. For the time being as the group continues to grow, each month’s selection is picked by Emma and she’s done a FABULOUS job thus far!
Rainbow Reads Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm and upcoming and previous selections are featured below!

Literary Fiction Book Club

Meeting Virtually

The Literary Fiction Book Club has been meeting at Towne since the mid-2010s and is led by longtime Towne customer Kathy. The Literary Fiction Book Club reads exclusively fiction but across a variety of subgenres and most of the club’s selections have won prestigious literary awards and some have been New York Times and Indie Bestsellers. Selections are voted on by members of the group as a whole.
Literary Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm and upcoming and previous selections are featured below!

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die Book Club

Meeting Virtually

This book club is unique in that all of the selections are from the Workman publication of the same title. 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die is led by Towne customer Amanda and started in 2019. While every selection comes from the book, members vote on which titles to read and the selections range from classics to contemporary nonfiction! There’s sure to be something to suit every reader!
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die Book Club meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm and below are some upcoming and former selections!

Classics Book Club

Meeting Virtually

The Classics Book Club has been meeting at Towne since the mid-2010s and is led by longtime Towne customer Kathy. The club reads just as the name would suggest – the classics! Anything from Austen to Zola is included in the selections and books are voted on by the members of the book club.
Classics Book Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm and below are some upcoming and former selections.

Nonfiction Book Club

Meeting Virtually

The Nonfiction Book Club was the first to join our new selection of book clubs in early 2019 and this group reads exclusively nonfiction, but across many genres. From history and science to nature and biography, they read it all! The Nonfiction Book Club is led by Towne manager Sarah and she would love for you to stop by and join in on their discussions!
Nonfiction Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm.

The 4th Monday of the month is usually the meeting time for our Silent Book Club and it will resume again when we are comfortable hosting groups at the store once more. Are you hosting a virtual book club and are thinking about a physical location when self-isolation is over? Let us know! We’re always happy to add more book clubs to our store calendar!