Book Clubs

Book Club Books

We’re delighted to host a gathering of booklovers on a weekly basis and our book clubs are always excited to welcome new members.

Our in-store book clubs include: Award Winners, Classics, Indie, Hot off the Press, Men-Only, R.J. Readers, and Rose Quiello. We also are affiliated with many book clubs who meet in private homes. If you’re interested in one of the book clubs held at the store below, simply show up!

Why Register Your Book Club?

Helpful Staff: Our knowledgeable and widely-read staff is always available to help you select the right book and can always make recommendations for specific needs and tastes.

Book Club Nook: Your book club selection will be highlighted each month right at our Information Desk - easy for your members to find and purchase your monthly choice.


  • 20% off Hardcover Orders*
  • 15% off Paperback Orders*
  • Opportunity for Free Advanced Reader Copies
  • Free Reading Guides
  • Occasional author visits- in person or via Skype
  • Annual Book Club Soiree: meet with R.J Julia owner Roxanne Coady to help plan your Book Club's reading selections.

If you have any questions, please contact our bookclub liaison at

* When your club orders five or more copies of any title. No other discounts apply.

Indie Book Club

Meets the last Wednesday of the month from 12:30-2:00pm

The goal of this book club is to read something new and interesting and to have lively, thought-provoking discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Facilitator: Deb Friedman

July Book: "Anything is Possible" by Elizabeth Strout 

August Book: “In the Dark Room” by Susan Faludi

Classics Group

Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm

This club has been meeting for over 10 years and concentrates on classic literature, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Facilitator: Lee Jacobus

July Book: "Decline and Fall" by Evelyn Waugh 

August Book: ( Not Meeting in August )

Debut Author

Meets the third Monday of the month at 7:00pm

This club "debuted" in September, 2012. They focus on books that are written by up and coming authors. If you're looking for an adventure into unchartered waters, you'' enjoy taking the risk with what a debut author can offer.

Facilitator: Deborah Kindel

July Book: "Ashes of Fiery Weather" by Kathleen Donohoe 

August Book: “The Bear and the Nightingale” by Katherine Arden

Hot Off the Press Group

Meets the second Thursday of the month from 1:00-2:30pm

This club gravitates towards new fiction though it isn't a requirement. They are open to reading non-fiction as well as other genres. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Facilitator: Geri Monast

July Book: "Sleepwalker" by Chris Bohjalian 

August Book: “Women in the Castle” by Jessica Shattuck

Men-Only Book Club Group

Meets the last Monday of the month at 7:00pm.

The men's club reads all genres limited to living male authors and is comprised of only men members.

Facilitator: Lutz Braum

July Book: "Exit West" by Mohsin Hamid 

August Book:“A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman

R.J.'s Readers

Meets the first Monday of the month at 7:00pm

This club reads selections chosen by members; the criteria being excellent writing, challenging plot lines, and great discussion topics.

Facilitators: Susan Cartledge and Alayne Mouradian

July Book: "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexander Dumas 

August Book: “Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas

Rose Quiello Group

Meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30pm

This is our longest running book club! It started in 1990 right after the store first opened. They read in all directions — combining fiction and non-fiction.

Facilitator: Rose Quiello

July Book: "Dark Money" by Jane Mayer 

August Book: “Perfume River” by Robert Olen Butler