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We read to know we are not alone.
        ~ C. S. Lewis~

Book Group Guide
(part 1)

AVAILABLE AT THE EMMA S. CLARK LIBRARY

STARTING A BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

WEBSITES

Book Browse www.bookbrowse.com/bookclubs
Guidelines for meetings, book selection, formulating discussion questions, booklists and more.

Reading Group Choices www.readinggroupchoices.com
Tips for the new book group leader as well as hundreds of selections for book group discussions.

Book Club Resource www.book-clubs-resource.com
Extensive guide to book clubs, reading groups and reading group guides.

Reader’s Circle www.readerscircle.org
Public directory that specializes in listings for book clubs and reader's circles [discussion groups that often focus on a particular topic rather than a specific book]

*Anyone may post a listing or search for a group by zip code — all for free. Advanced search allows search by type of club (such as social or academic).

BOOKS

Book Group Book : a Thoughtful Guide to Forming and Enjoying a Stimulating Book Discussion Group edited by Ellen Slezak (2000) 374.22 Book
Offers advice on starting and running a successful book discussion group and covers how to organize meetings, select books, stimulate discussion, and attract new members.

Reading Groups by Jenny Hartley (2001) 374.22 Hart
Presents the findings from questionnaires sent to British reading groups, covering topics including who belongs to reading groups, how groups choose what they read, and the most popular book group titles.

Book Club Cookbook by Judy Gelman (2004) 641.5 Gelma
A combination of cookbook and discussion ideas for popular book club selections features an assortment of recipes for culinary creations that tie in with a variety of literary masterpieces.

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