Read a good book. Meet new and interesting people who've read it too.  Feed your brain...and your stomach.

For a list of our past reads, please see the calendar or the photo album.  Our focus is on finding worthwhile literature and still covering a variety of eras, countries and fiction (and once in a while, non-fiction) genres.  We try to find books that are a manageable length (200-350 pages) and that make us think.

(Our members are well-educated, but note that the majority of us do not have English/literature degrees.  We are just smart people who like a good book and meeting new friends.)

We sit in smaller groups at the restaurants - usually 4-8 people per table, so that everyone can participate in a friendly, pressure-free environment and get to know the others at their table.

Helpful hints:

As we continue to grow, keeping a manageable size and a good balance of old and new members is important to us...which is why we ask you to please fill out the profile questions in order to be fairly considered for membership.  (We also require current, identifiable photos for all members in order to join, and to be maintained thereafter).

Our policies are now found at the "Pages" link, and are enforced.

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Welcome, Brainy Readers!

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  • New Member
    Hanna St. Marie Hanna St. Marie joined
    4 days ago
    Hanna St. Marie
    "Hi, I'm Hanna. I love reading (English and French literature major in college. I know. Nerd.) and only moved back to NYC last year. I'm looking to meet people and a place to see fellow book-lovers seems like a good start."
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    AS0306 AS0306­ joined
    5 days ago
    "I like to read. I also enjoy the outdoors, running, climbing, cooking, traveling..."
  • New comment

    "Hi guys, just my 2-week reminder to please remember to update your RSVP if your plans change. Currently we have "21 yes"..­.."

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  • New Member
    Percy Percy­ joined
    August 25
    "My name is Percy and I have a great fascination with books and reading. I am especially intrigued by this book choice and the Lincoln presidency."
  • New Member
    sinclair_lewis sinclair_lewis­ joined
    August 25
    "I'm thirty-seven, a technical writer and web developer. I highly prize when people try to suss out what they felt in a book. The articulation isn't always easy, but I long for the communion of sharing the intuitive experiences in art."
  • New Member
    Gayle  Maslow Gayle Maslow joined
    August 25
    Gayle  Maslow
    "My name is Gayle. I love to read good books, and I hate to read bad books, so this seems like a perfect group for me!"
  • New Member
    Kathy Kathy­ joined
    August 11
    "Hello! I'm a math teacher; just earned my Master's in Mathematics. But my undergrad degree is in Philosophy, and I love to read."
  • New Member
    Oliver Oliver­ joined
    August 10
    "French/American­, recently moved to New York and looking to meet other smart and curious people"
  • New Member
    Bobby Kennedy Bobby Kennedy joined
    August 8
    Bobby Kennedy
    "I work as a technical writer by day and write fiction in the evening. I live in Bloomfield, NJ and work in the East Village."
  • New comment
    sarah coles mckeown

    "i'm sorry i can't be there for the book club this month - i already had plans for sunday before joining - but i'm very excited to join and to be there next time! thank you! sarah"

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