What we're about

There are several book clubs out there but they either seem to be disbanding, specialized or for women only so I decided to start this one. I am the former organizer of a large book club in Nashville which, I'm proud to say, is still going strong and I hope to bring that same success to this one. I had the opportunity to read a lot of great books I may not have picked up on my own and I hope to be introduced to even more!

This is a co-ed bookclub that will meet once a month, at local coffee shops and cafes in the area, and discuss one book per month. While the meetups will happen primarily in the Edgewater/Andersonville/Rogers Park area, it isn't limited to people who live in those areas; all are welcome!

Books will be selected through a nomination and voting process (via the polling system on Meetup) and provided three months at a time so folks (especially those who like to use the library) have a chance to find and read the books.

Other events that don't require reading a book (but do have a literary theme) will also be set up such as checking out the movie versions of books we've read, live productions, etc.

Upcoming events (4)

June Discussion -- Book: The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

Hello all - The June 2019 book is going to be The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore Find out more information here:http://bit.ly/2LrF5ae Please remember, every person RSVP'ing yes for a meet up is taking one of the 20 spots available. Please do not RSVP Yes unless you intend on coming. If you do, and plans change, as a courtesy to your fellow members, please change your RSVP as soon as possible so anyone on the wait list will be moved up. If you are marked as a yes the day of the meeting and are either do not show up or cancel at the last minute, you will be marked as a no show. Three no shows means removal from the book club. As a reminder, the cost to attend the book club is $2 per person, payable at the meeting. This helps cover all costs associated with running the club, specifically the monthly charges levied by Meetup to use the site. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you! Gary

July Discussion -- Book: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

Hello all - The July 2019 book will be The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai Find out more information here: http://bit.ly/2V4lTyO Please remember, every person RSVP'ing yes for a meet up is taking one of the 20 spots available. Please do not RSVP Yes unless you intend on coming. If you do, and plans change, as a courtesy to your fellow members, please change your RSVP as soon as possible so anyone on the wait list will be moved up. If you are marked as a yes the day of the meeting and are either do not show up or cancel at the last minute, you will be marked as a no show. Three no shows means removal from the book club. As a reminder, the cost to attend the book club is $2 per person, payable at the meeting. This helps cover all costs associated with running the club, specifically the monthly charges levied by Meetup to use the site. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you! Gary

August Discussion -- Book: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Hello all - The August 2019 book will be An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Find out more information here: http://bit.ly/2GYhjwW Please remember, every person RSVP'ing yes for a meet up is taking one of the 20 spots available. Please do not RSVP Yes unless you intend on coming. If you do, and plans change, as a courtesy to your fellow members, please change your RSVP as soon as possible so anyone on the wait list will be moved up. If you are marked as a yes the day of the meeting and are either do not show up or cancel at the last minute, you will be marked as a no show. Three no shows means removal from the book club. As a reminder, the cost to attend the book club is $2 per person, payable at the meeting. This helps cover all costs associated with running the club, specifically the monthly charges levied by Meetup to use the site. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you! Gary

September Discussion -- Book: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Hello all - The September 2019 book will be Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Find out more information here: http://bit.ly/2VHcsK3 Please remember, every person RSVP'ing yes for a meet up is taking one of the 20 spots available. Please do not RSVP Yes unless you intend on coming. If you do, and plans change, as a courtesy to your fellow members, please change your RSVP as soon as possible so anyone on the wait list will be moved up. If you are marked as a yes the day of the meeting and are either do not show up or cancel at the last minute, you will be marked as a no show. Three no shows means removal from the book club. As a reminder, the cost to attend the book club is $2 per person, payable at the meeting. This helps cover all costs associated with running the club, specifically the monthly charges levied by Meetup to use the site. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you! Gary

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