Book Lovers Monthly Book Swap & Gab Session

Bring one or more books that you have read and swap with others for ones you haven't read.

If you don't have a book to trade, just come and enjoy the lively book-related conversation and excellent food at La Madeleine's. Go to La Madeleine's website to view the menu.


La Madeleine's offers scrumptious baked goods, french food, espresso, wine, beer, desserts, and all kinds of yummy things.


We have reserved the private dining room in the back.

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  • John L. Grogan J.

    Always informative and interesting. Enjoyed talking with members after the group had ended as well.

    2 · October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    2nd time, and I'm just enchanted. I love how we're just swapping ideas, as well as books! Last month I thought I should try to home in on my favorite genre, but I see the appreciation everyone has for every genre... So happy to have found you!

    2 · October 13, 2013

  • Jan M.

    Here's the list of books we talked about today! http://weneedmoreshelves.com/san-antonio-book-lovers-october-2013/

    2 · October 12, 2013

  • Phil A.

    Good fun presentations on books that we all love.

    1 · October 12, 2013

  • Lisa B.

    First one for me and I loved it! I will be back regularly.

    1 · October 12, 2013

    • Lisa B.

      I have a LOT lot of books!

      1 · October 12, 2013

  • Ida A.

    Another great meeting, good turnout, and wide variety of books presented !

    1 · October 12, 2013

  • Irene R.

    Camille thank you for the loan of the book The Boy Kings of Texas I will bring it back in Dec. since I have to miss the Nov. meeting Irene

    1 · October 12, 2013

  • Camille

    Good meeting with interesting books and new people. However, one mber needs to seriously cut short their remarks. Adding too much personal imformation. Thank you to the organizers.

    1 · October 12, 2013

  • Karen

    Great group with lots of interesting books to discuss!

    1 · October 12, 2013

  • Marilyn Hudson T.

    I won't be able to come this time, but I hope to make the next one.

    October 11, 2013

  • Linda B.

    I have 2 other events that day so I will not be there. I hate to miss because I enjoy our group very much.

    October 11, 2013

  • Lisa B.

    Sorry -- just discovered Hound and the Falcon is too dusty (?). So I am bringing Wild Swans instead.

    October 10, 2013

  • Lisa B.

    Hello! This will be my first meeting! I plan on bringing The Hound and the Falcon by Judith Tarr (an excellent fantasy book) and Stranger to the Ground by Richard Bach. That book inspired my father to become a pilot. I am bringing 2 because I want to give readers a choice!

    October 10, 2013

  • tom w.

    I will be bringing a hardback copy of JohnUpdike's novel RABBIT REDUX for a swap.

    October 8, 2013

  • Margaret E. J.

    Find myself overbooked for Saturday and have to cancel. Will look forward to November swap.

    October 8, 2013

  • Sharon T.

    Have to work. Will try to make the next meetup.

    October 7, 2013

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Our Sponsors

  • McSweeney's Quarterly & Books

    Provided us with complimentary books and publications.

  • La Madeleine Country French Cafe

    Providing us with meeting space

  • Harper Collins

    Occasionally provides free books for us

  • Screen Gems

    provided free passes for us to attend the Dear John movie preview

  • La Taza Coffee House

    Very accommodating for meetup groups

  • Rise Bakery

    Provided us with a space for our meetup

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