East City Bookshop has six store-coordinated book clubs, all free and open to the public. You can find each month’s selections at the front of the store and online.
Be sure to check our Events Calendar for the exact dates of upcoming meetings.
New book clubs
The New Fiction Book Club
If you're always scanning book reveiws for the newest release with the biggest buzz, this book club is for you! Hosted by Emilie Sommer, this club focusing on recent literary fiction meets monthly on Sundays at 4 pm.
The first meeting will be on October 22. The club will discuss Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson. Click here to read more about the book.
W(h)ine and Angst
Are you over 21 but you still love reading YA? Join our new W(h)ine & Angst Book Club, where we drink wine and read all kinds of books about teenagers. Run by Cecilia Cackley and Keiana Mayfield, meetings are the second Friday of each month, at 6:30pm.
At our first meeting on Friday, October 13 at 6:30, we will have debut YA authors Misa Sugiura (It's Not Like It's a Secret), Katy Upperman (Kissing Max Holden), Lisa Rosinsky (Inevitable and Only) and Meg Eden (Post-High School Reality Quest) at the store for an author panel and convene afterward in the lounge to drink wine and discuss An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet. Click here to read more about the book.
Social Justice Book Club
Hosted by ECB staff, this is space for thoughful conversation on issues of social justice and activism. Themes will include racial justice, immigration, LGBTQ rights, and more--we want readers to suggest specific titles and what they want to read about.
The first meeting is Tuesday, October 17th at 6:30 pm, and subsequent meetings will be the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. For our first meeting we will read Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Click here to read more about the book.
The ECB Fiction Book Club, hosted by Donna Sokol, meets once a month on the first Monday of the month (subject to seasonal holidays or other schedule disruptions). Ranging from Albert Camus to Paul Beatty, our selections are inspired specifically by the themes and struggles that resonate with our neighborhood. See our Events Calendar for the details of upcoming meetings.
ECB-Middle Readers, a book club is specifically designed for our middle readers between the ages of 9 and 12 years old. Hosted by Keiana Mayfield, the second Thursday of every month-- see our Events Calendar for the details of upcoming meetings. The group will discuss books ranging from action-packed adventure to beautifully written stories on unexpected friendships. Oh, and...there will be snacks!
ECB-YA, a book club specifically designed for our teen readers. Great candidates for this group are already be reading books from our Young Adult section. Hosted by Keiana Mayfield, the second Thursday of every month -- see our Events Calendar for the details of upcoming meetings. The group will discuss three different books ranging from action-packed adventure to beautifully written stories navigating the challenges of teenagerdom. Oh, and...there will be snacks!
The Middle Grade and YA groups differ in type of content covered in each book. Books in the Young Adult section features content relevant (& interesting) to teenagers. If you have a question about the content of books chosen or which group your reader should be in, please contact Keiana Mayfield directly at Keiana@eastcitybookshop.com.
Do you want to host your book club meeting in our space?
We’d love for you to host your book club, knitting group, or other small meetup in the lounge area of our shop. Share the titles you’ll be reading and we will feature them in the shop. You are welcome to bring in beverages or mess-free snacks (including your own napkins, cups, and other supplies), just let us know in advance.
Drop a line to events@eastcitybookshop to check for availability and reserve the lounge.