of the Amherst Library Book Club
Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month (Sept-June) in a member's
home. Contact the library for more information.
what they are reading
Afternoon Book Club (sponsored by the Friends of the Amherst
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at the library. New
members are always welcome (please call in advance). For information contact
the Reference Department at the Library.
what they are reading
Book Discussion Group
Meets once a month on a Thursday evening in a member's home. Meetings
start at 7:00pm, book discussions begin around 7:30pm. Anyone may attend
the first meeting as a guest. Thereafter we ask the you pay membership
dues to the Amherst Area Newcomers. For information contact Colleen
Special interest group of the American
Association of University Women. Membership is open to anyone with
a 4 year degree from an accredited college or university. For information
call Linda Pellerin, 673-2397.
Place Book Club
Facilitated by an Amherst Town Library staff member. Open to all residents
of Parkhurst Place. Meets once month. For information call Peg MacEwan,
More Book Clubs
Call it book trading, a global book club, a reading group with no boundaries,
but think catch and release! This site, created by a software developer
in CA as a relief from e-commerce assignments, asks people to “release”
books they’ve read into the wild. Members are given ID numbers for
books they leave for others to find, the finders can record a journal
entry for the book at the website and then set the book back on its journey.
There are currently over 430,000 books “in the wild” in the
Book Group List
This online book group reads and discusses two books a month, from the
1st to the 15th and from the 16th to the end of the month. Choices cover
the best of current fiction and nonfiction. The site includes annotated
lists of all books discussed since 1996 with the group's rating and selected
comments. Register by entering your email address.
The Great Books Foundation
The Great Books Reading & Discussion programs "introduce adult
participants to substantial works of literature, philosophy, economics,
political science, and psychology. Group members enjoy both intellectual
collaboration and the opportunity to reflect on their own lives and convictions
in light of ideas from major thinkers." The site offers extensive
resources for starting a group and leading discussions, information on
training courses and special events, and links to a Junior Great Books
site and a Parents Corner.
Oprah has revived her book club, this time focusing on the classics. Free
registration is required to access the book club site. Features include
in-depth information and study guides for each book selection, email updates
from Oprah, and online help finding a book club in your neighborhood.
A printable list of Oprah's original book club titles is still available.
Reader's Circle is a free public directory that specializes in listings
for book clubs and reader's circles.