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We meet at a bar in Lincoln Park once a month to discuss that month's book, as well as select the next month's book. Past books range from literary (such as The Secret History by Donna Tartt) to popular (Carrie by Stephen King), from fiction to nonfiction (Last Call by Daniel Okrent), from excellent (A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan) tooccasionallyatrociously bad (Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn).

You must be in your mid-20s to mid-30s to join, answer all profile questions, and include a photo of yourself (to recognize you when you come to the meeting and to roughly verify age) for membership approval.

We regularly remove members from the group who haven't visited in over six months.  Nothing personal!

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Recent Meetups

  • January 25 · 7:00 PM

    January Book Discussion

    21 Readers

    This month we'll be reading "Right Ho, Jeeves", by P. G. Wodehouse.  Who knew the wealthy and idle London upper class could be so hilarious! This book is free of... Learn more
  • January 4 · 7:00 PM

    December Book Discussion

    20 Readers

    This month we'll be reading "The Cuckoo's Calling", by Robert Galbraith: a noirish detective tale starring a down-on-his luck detective with a mysterious... Learn more
  • Nov 30, 2015 · 7:00 PM

    November Book Discussion

    15 Readers

    This month we'll be reading "The Story of My Teeth," by Valeria Luiselli, translated by Christina MacSweeney.  Don't let the irony of a Mexican fruit juice conglomerate... Learn more
  • Oct 26, 2015 · 7:00 PM

    October Book Discussion

    17 Readers

    This month we'll be reading "A Night in the Lonesome October", by Roger Zelazny.  A book narrated from the point of view of Jack the Ripper's dog that at one point... Learn more
  • Sep 28, 2015 · 7:00 PM

    September Book Discussion

    13 Readers

    Due to the extremely evil look the Duke's staff gave me because of the extremely large meetup last month, this month we're limiting the size of the event to 20 attendees... Learn more
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  • Alex Cabal founded 20s/30s Book Readers

    on November 2

Founded Nov 2, 2010
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