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ECB Book Clubs

BOOK CLUBS

East City Bookshop hosts three store-operated book clubs. All are free and open to the public. You can find each month’s selections at the front of the store and online.

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--see our Events Calendar for the exact dates of upcoming meetings). Ranging from Albert Camus to Paul Beatty, our selections are inspired specifically by the themes and struggles that resonate with our neighborhood.

Reality Lit @ ECB, our narrative nonfiction book club, is hosted by Tricia Braun and meets once a month on the third Wednesday of the month (subject to seasonal holidays or other schedule disruptions--see our Events Calendar for the exact dates of upcoming meetings). The books discussed by the Reality Lit book club explore the deeply human side of history, science, travel, and current affairs, brought alive by the power of masterful storytelling.

ECB-Middle Readers, a book club is specifically designed as a summer escape for our middle readers between the ages of 9 and 12 years old. Hosted by Keiana Mayfield, this book club will meet three times during summer break -- see our Events Calendar for the exact dates for upcoming meetings. The group will discuss three different books ranging from action-packed adventure to beautifully written stories on unexpected friendships. Oh, and...there will be pizza!

ECB-YA, a book club specifically designed for our readers between the ages of 12 and 14 years old. Great candidates for this group should already be reading books from our Young Adult section. Hosted by Keiana Mayfield, this book club will meet three times during summer break -- see our Events Calendar for the exact dates for 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 pizza!

If you have a question about which group your reader should be in, please contact Keiana Mayfield directly at Keiana@eastcitybookshop.com.

Book Club in Brief: Essays on Rights and Resistance, our newest book club/discussion group hybrid! Join us to discuss today's issues through the lens of three writers who matter right now.  We'll read essays by Rebecca Solnit, Gernette Cadogan and Thomas Chatterton Williams. These essays all touch on current cultural issues and are by writers who are seeking to find some new truths in American Society; you'll leave with suggestions for further in-depth reading on topics discussed. The discussion will be led by writer, editor, professor, and East City Bookshop bookseller W. Ralph Eubanks. Come to one, two, or all three sessions -- see our Events Calendar for the exact dates.

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.