Book Group Resources

Ready to start your own any-book or Read Harder-focused book group, join one in your area, or change up the group you already have? We’re here to help!

Step 1: Download our handy Book Group in a Box guide.

Step 2: Sign up for our In the Club newsletter, to keep up on our recs for group reading, giveaways from publishers, and tips and tricks to keep your book group well-met and well-read.

Step 3: Gather your fellow readers and start meeting, or check out the list below to join an ongoing group! You can submit your group’s listing for review right here.

Step 4: READ ALL THE BOOKS.

Please note: Book Riot does not run these book groups. We simply provide this list as a service. You can see full disclosure below*. Basically, behave yourself. Respect boundaries. Make folks feel comfortable.

Have a question or feedback about a group? Email us at readharder (at) bookriot (dot) com.

Group Listings

California

P.S. Silent Book Club

Meeting Schedule2nd Monday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Meeting LocationLa Quinta Brewing Co: Old Town Taproom 78-065 Main St #100, La Quinta, CA 92253

Group FocusSilent Book Club

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Cloud City

A World Adventure By Book

Meeting ScheduleThe middle of the month to vote on which book to read next. The last day of the month to discuss the book read (for 5 days). Anytime for other bookish posts & discussions.

Meeting LocationOnline via the web site & on Facebook

Group FocusBooks from other countries translated into English

Updated on2017-02-20

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District of Columbia

Read Harder DC Edition

Meeting ScheduleThird Sunday of the month, 7-8:30 pm

Meeting LocationUpshur Street Books, 827 Upshur St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20011

Group FocusBoth Read Harder and Any Book!

Updated on2017-02-20

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Florida

Forever Young: YA Book Club for Adults

Meeting ScheduleLast Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Meeting LocationJimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL 33618

Group FocusYoung Adult

Updated on2017-03-01

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Georgia

Read. Think. Talk.

Meeting Schedule3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meeting LocationEast Marietta Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30068 (in downstairs public meeting room)

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-02-27

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Illinois

Read Harder Book Club

Meeting Schedule3rd Thursday of the month from 7:30-9

Meeting LocationRoscoeBooks, 2142 W. Roscoe, Chicago IL, 60618

Group FocusRead Harder challenge

Updated on2017-02-21

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Indiana

Books On Tap – SJCPL

Meeting ScheduleLast Thursday of the month, 7:00 p.m.

Meeting LocationWe rotate every six month to a different local bar. Starting in April we will be at The Exchange Whiskey Bar: 112 W. Jefferson Blvd. South Bend, IN 46601. Check the Facebook group page for updates.

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-02-27

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Massachusetts

Read Harder Boston Book Club

Meeting Schedule3rd Saturday of the month from 5pm to 6pm

Meeting LocationPorter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-02-21

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New Jersey

Silent Book Club – Belleville

Meeting ScheduleLast Thursday of the month 6:30pm-7:30pm

Meeting LocationBelleville Public Library and Information Center, 221 Washington Avenue, Belleville, NJ 07109

Group FocusSilent Book Club

Updated on2017-03-09

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New York

Get Lit Book Club NYC

Meeting Schedule2nd Saturday of the month from 1:30PM to 3PM

Meeting LocationFika, 114 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-02-20

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North Carolina

Read Harder Challenge Book Group

Meeting Schedule2 x a month: 1st week Thursday, 3rd week Wednesday

Meeting LocationOak and Dagger, 18 Seaboard Ave #150, Raleigh, NC

Group FocusRead Harder challenge

Updated on2017-02-20

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Ontario

Read Harder Toronto

Meeting Schedule4th weekend of the month from 1 pm tp 3 pm

Meeting LocationStarbucks - 485 Church at Wellesley Location, 485 Church Street, Toronto ON M4Y 2C6

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-02-20

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Pennsylvania

Read Harder Challenge Book Group

Meeting ScheduleLast Monday of the month, 7 PM to 9 PM

Meeting LocationCupboard Maker Books, 157 N Enola Rd, Enola, PA 17025

Group FocusRead Harder challenge

Updated on2017-02-20

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Read Harder Book Group – Philadelphia

Meeting Schedule3rd Sunday of the month, 1-3pm

Meeting LocationFrankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Group FocusRead Harder challenge

Updated on2017-02-20

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Books on Tap

Meeting Schedule4th Thursday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Meeting LocationBooks on Tap, Cambria County Library, 248 Main Street, Johnstown, PA 15901 (We choose a different venue in the area each month and then go there to discuss our monthly selection--check our website for the current month's book and venue!)

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-02-22

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Silent Book Club – Philadelphia Chapter

Meeting ScheduleFirst or second Sunday of the month, 3pm

Meeting LocationLa Colombe, 1335 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-03-17

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Scotland

Read Harder Book Group

Meeting Schedule3rd Saturday Month from 3pm to 5pm

Meeting LocationThe Sparklehorse, Dowanhill St, Glasgow G11 5QR

Group FocusReading Challenge (e.g. Read Harder Challenge)

Updated on2017-02-20

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South Australia

The Lazy Owl Women’s Wine and Book Club

Meeting ScheduleBi-monthly on last Friday of the month at 7:30pm (next one is March)

Meeting LocationVarious locations in the Southern Suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. The venue changes each book club meet.

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-02-20

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Virginia

Snow Book Group

Meeting Schedule3rd Tuesday of the month from 11am to 12pm

Meeting LocationC. Melvin Snow Memorial Branch, 8740 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-02-22

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Wisconsin

La Crosse Area Read Harder Book Group

Meeting Schedule3rd Monday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm

Meeting LocationJava Vino, 2311 State Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601

Group FocusRead Harder challenge

Updated on2017-03-21

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* Riot New Media Group provides this list of Book Groups as a service (“Listing Service”). Because we do not supervise or control the Book Groups or interactions among or between members of Book Groups and other persons or companies, and because we are not involved in any way with physical transportation to or from Book Group gatherings or with the actions of any individuals at Book Group gatherings, you agree that you bear all risk and you agree to release Riot New Media Group and its designees from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, now and in the future, arising out of or in any way connected with your use of the Listing Service, or resolution of any disputes among users, and/or your transportation to or from, attendance at, or the actions of you or other persons at, a Book Group gathering. You further waive any and all rights and benefits otherwise conferred by any statutory or non-statutory law of any jurisdiction that would purport to limit the scope of a release or waiver. You waive and relinquish all rights and benefits which you have or may have under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of the State of California or any similar provision of the statutory or non-statutory law of any other jurisdiction (including without limitation the states of Missouri, Delaware and Pennsylvania) to the full extent that you may lawfully waive all such rights and benefits. By using this Listing Service, you agree to these terms.
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