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 12:30-2:00 pm

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

March Book: When We Were Orphans by K. Ishiguro    

Classics Group

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

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

Facilitator: Lee Jacobus

March Book: Sentimental Education by G. Flaubert    

Debut Author

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

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

March Book: The Mothers by Brit Bennett 

Hot Off the Press Group

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

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

March Book: Immortalists by C. Benjamin  

Men-Only Book Club Group

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

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

Facilitator: Lutz Braum

March Book: The Hearts Invisible Furies by J. Boyne  

R.J.'s Readers

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

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

March Book: The Scribe of Sienna by Melodie Winawer  

Rose Quiello Group

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

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

March Book: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Eagan

Teens Talk Book Club

The Teens Talk Book Club will discuss a different book on the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm.

The Teens Talk Book Club is open to teens and young adults who love to read and are looking for interesting books, lively discussion, and a place to make new friends.

Facilitator: Karen Schumann

March Book: Book Talk

Sentimental Education (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By Gustave Flaubert, Robert Baldick (Translator), Geoffrey Wall (Revised by)
ISBN: 9780140447972
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - October 26th, 2004

The Mothers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399184529
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - October 10th, 2017

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The Immortalists Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735213180
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 9th, 2018

When We Were Orphans (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375724404
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - October 30th, 2001

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The Heart's Invisible Furies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524760786
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hogarth Press - August 22nd, 2017

The Scribe of Siena Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501152269
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Touchstone Books - January 2nd, 2018

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Manhattan Beach Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476716732
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - October 3rd, 2017