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The Albany Ladies* Book Club reads one book a month and meets up for happy hour, brunches, and outdoor gatherings in the Capital District with an emphasis on the Albany/Troy area. Feel free to join, we look forward to meeting you!

If you have book/venue/other suggestions, use the feedback form:

General Guidelines for Book Meetings:

  • We will discuss the entire book - if you haven't read/finished it, you are more than welcome to come anyway but there will be spoilers!
  • We typically take the first 15 minutes to settle in, order food/drinks, and then get started discussing the book.
  • When the venue is a bar/restaurant, you are never obligated to order something. Feel free to participate in the book discussion even if you only get a water.
  • If you suspect you cannot attend, please adjust your RSVP early so anyone on the waitlist can have some advance notice.
  • Be kind, be yourself, have fun :)

What We're Reading:
May - The Bread the Devil Knead by Lisa Allen-Agostini
June - Death Valley by Melissa Broder
July - I Who Have Never Known Men by Jacqueline Harpman

Membership Policies:

  • *This is broadly a women's club, though nonbinary folks who consider themselves in kinship with women should feel welcome to join.
  • Two no-shows may result in removal from the group. Be sure to update the RSVP!
  • Members who are inactive on Meetup for 6+ months (measured by whether members have visited the group page, not necessarily that members have attended events) will be removed, only to keep the online number roughly reflective of active members. You can always re-join.
  • Book meetings are members-only but guests are permitted at social events.

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