East City Bookshop hosts two store-operated book clubs. Both 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.
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.