Book Group Resources

Ready to start your own any-book or Read Harder-focused book group, join one in your area, or change up the group you already have? We’re here to help!

Step 1: Download our handy Book Group in a Box guide.

Step 2: Sign up for our In the Club newsletter below to keep up on our recs for group reading, giveaways from publishers, and tips and tricks to keep your book group well-met and well-read.

Step 3: Gather your fellow readers and start meeting, or check out the list below to join an ongoing group! You can submit your group’s listing for review right here.



Please note: Book Riot does not run these book groups. We simply provide this list as a service. You can see full disclosure below*. Basically, behave yourself. Respect boundaries. Make folks feel comfortable.

Have a question or feedback about a group? Email us at readharder (at) bookriot (dot) com.

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Group Listings


Cave Creek and North Scottsdale Lit Chicks Book and Social Club

Meeting Schedule2nd Wednesday of the month from 7 pm to ?

Meeting LocationBook Discussion meetings/venues change on a monthly basis.

Group FocusAny book

Updated on2017-10-03

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P.S. Silent Book Club

Meeting Schedule2nd Monday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Meeting LocationLa Quinta Brewing Co: Old Town Taproom 78-065 Main St #100, La Quinta, CA 92253

Group FocusSilent Book Club

Updated on2017-02-27

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Book Discussions – Friends of the Skyline Hills Library

Meeting Schedule3rd Tuesday of the month from 6-7pm

Meeting LocationSkyline Hills Library - Community Room, 7900 Paradise Valley Road, San Diego CA 92139

Group FocusGroup selected choices

Updated on2017-08-29

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The Night Owl Book Club

Meeting Schedule3rd Thursday of the month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Meeting LocationImperial Beach Branch Library, 810 Imperial Beach Blvd., Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Group FocusA *Teens Only* Young Adult Fiction- Primarily YA Fantasy Book Club

Updated on2017-09-18

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Cloud City

A World Adventure By Book

Meeting ScheduleRead 1 book/month: Start reading at the beginning of the month & discuss at month's end for 5 days. The middle of the month to vote on which book to read next. Anytime for other bookish posts & discussions.

Meeting LocationOnline via our web site or in our Facebook group.

Group FocusReading a book (translated into English) from every country around the world.

Updated on2017-04-04

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Denver Coffeehouse Book Club

Meeting ScheduleGenerally 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7pm to 9pm

Meeting LocationStellas Coffee House 1476 S Pearl St Denver, CO 80210

Group FocusNew Books and New Genres

Updated on2017-10-03

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District of Columbia

Read Harder DC Edition

Meeting ScheduleThird Sunday of the month, 7-8:30 pm

Meeting LocationUpshur Street Books, 827 Upshur St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20011

Group FocusBoth Read Harder and Any Book!

Updated on2017-02-20

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Forever Young: YA Book Club for Adults

Meeting ScheduleLast Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Meeting LocationJimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL 33618

Group FocusYoung Adult

Updated on2017-10-03

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BiblioTherapy Book Club Orlando

Meeting Schedule2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:30

Meeting LocationThe District at Mills 50, 1221 North Mills Avenue, Orlando FL 32803

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-04-21

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Read. Think. Talk.

Meeting Schedule3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meeting LocationEast Marietta Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30068 (in downstairs public meeting room)

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-02-27

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Read Harder Book Club – Chicago

Meeting Schedule3rd Thursday of the month from 7:30-9

Meeting LocationRoscoeBooks, 2142 W. Roscoe, Chicago IL, 60618

Group FocusRead Harder challenge

Updated on2017-07-04

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Book Discussion – Brookfield Public Library

Meeting ScheduleThird Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meeting LocationBrookfield Public Library, 3609 W Grand Blvd, Brookfield, IL 60513

Group FocusFiction

Updated on2017-10-03

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Shorewood-Troy Nonfiction Book Group

Meeting Schedule4th Wednesday of the month 7-8PM

Meeting LocationShorewood-Troy Public Library, 650 Deerwood Dr. Shorewood, IL 60404

Group FocusPre-selected non-fiction

Updated on2018-01-08

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Books On Tap – SJCPL

Meeting ScheduleLast Thursday of the month, 7:00 p.m.

Meeting LocationWe rotate every six months to a different local bar. Through March 2018 we are meeting at The General Deli and Cafe: 609 E. Jefferson Blvd. South Bend, IN 46601. Check the Facebook group page for updates.

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-10-03

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Read Harder Boston Book Club

Meeting Schedule3rd Saturday of the month from 5pm to 6pm

Meeting LocationPorter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-07-06

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The Literary Eruption of Jackson Volcano

Meeting ScheduleLast Thursday of the month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Meeting LocationDifferent Locations - Determined Monthly

Group FocusFiction (NO politics & NO religion)

Updated on2017-08-08

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New Jersey

Silent Book Club – North New Jersey

Meeting ScheduleFirst Thursday of the month

Meeting LocationBelleville Public Library and Information Center, 221 Washington Avenue, Belleville, NJ 07109

Group FocusBook Swap and Silent Book Club

Updated on2017-10-03

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New York

Get Lit Book Club NYC

Meeting Schedule3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30PM to 3PM

Meeting LocationFika, 114 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-07-05

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Resistance Reads NYC

Meeting Schedule2nd Saturday of the Month; time varies

Meeting LocationLocation varies each month

Group FocusNon Fiction That Examines Political and Social Issues

Updated on2017-07-10

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North Carolina

Read Harder Challenge Book Group – Raleigh

Meeting Schedule2 x a month: 1st week Thursday, 3rd week Wednesday

Meeting LocationOak and Dagger, 18 Seaboard Ave #150, Raleigh, NC

Group FocusRead Harder challenge

Updated on2017-07-19

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Read Harder Toronto

Meeting Schedule4th or 5th weekend of the month from 2-5 pm (check Facebook for monthly details)

Meeting LocationGlad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto, ON

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-07-05

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Read Harder Challenge Book Group – Enola

Meeting ScheduleLast Wednesday of the month, 7 PM to 9 PM

Meeting LocationCupboard Maker Books, 157 N Enola Rd, Enola, PA 17025

Group FocusRead Harder challenge

Updated on2017-10-03

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Read Harder Book Group – Philadelphia

Meeting Schedule3rd Sunday of the month, 1-3pm

Meeting LocationFrankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Group FocusRead Harder challenge

Updated on2017-10-04

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Books on Tap – Cambria County Library

Meeting Schedule4th Thursday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Meeting LocationBooks on Tap, Cambria County Library, 248 Main Street, Johnstown, PA 15901 (We choose a different venue in the area each month and then go there to discuss our monthly selection--check our website for the current month's book and venue!)

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-02-22

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Silent Book Club – Philadelphia Chapter

Meeting ScheduleOne Sunday a month

Meeting Locationvaries

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-07-05

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Read Harder Book Group – Glasgow

Meeting Schedule3rd Saturday Month from 3pm to 5pm

Meeting LocationThe Sparklehorse, Dowanhill St, Glasgow G11 5QR

Group FocusReading Challenge (e.g. Read Harder Challenge)

Updated on2017-02-20

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South Australia

The Lazy Owl Women’s Wine and Book Club

Meeting ScheduleBi-monthly on last Friday of the month at 7:30pm (next one is March)

Meeting LocationVarious locations in the Southern Suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. The venue changes each book club meet.

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-02-20

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Snow Book Group

Meeting Schedule3rd Tuesday of the month from 11am to 12pm

Meeting LocationC. Melvin Snow Memorial Branch, 8740 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-04-05

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Read Harder Book Group-La Crosse Area

Meeting Schedule3rd Monday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm

Meeting LocationJava Vino, 2311 State Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601

Group FocusRead Harder challenge

Updated on2017-07-05

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