Book Discussion Groups at Your Neighborhood Library

Meet new people in your neighborhood! Join a local book discussion group.

Book groups are hosted at libraries throughout the city and facilitated by New York Public Library staff.

Book groups are open to everyone! They're  a great opportunity to...

  • Discover new genres or titles
  • Meet new people in your community
  • Have good conversation in a relaxed setting
  • Get to know your local library

See below for an updated list of book discussion groups. Click here for a complete listing of book discussion groups. Find one in your neighborhood or visit one in another neighborhood! Questions? Contact specific libraries listed below. Happy reading!

Book Club: White Teeth

Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 2 - 3 PM

Storytime for ages 3, 4, and 5

Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 4 - 4:30 PM
Listen to stories and sing songs!Read More ›

The Day Readers Book Club: The Bandit Queens

Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Join staff from the South Beach Library for an in-person discussion of 'The Bandit Queens' by Parini Shroff. Read More ›

The Night Readers Book Club: The Bandit Queens

Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Join staff from the South Beach Library for an online discussion of 'The Bandit Queens' by Parini Shroff. Read More ›

100 Page Book Club: "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Join us for our 100 Page Book Club in May as we read "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck.Read More ›
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WNYC Book Club Book Discussion: 'Memory Piece' by Lisa Ko - Online & at the Mulberry Street Library

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 6 - 7 PM
Join the staff of the Mulberry Street Library for an at-the-library & online book discussion of "Memory Piece" by Lisa Ko. Part of the WNYC Book Club.Read More ›

Classics Runner-ups - The Tartar Steppe/The Stronghold - Virtual Bookclub

Monday, June 3, 2024, 12 - 1 PM
Overlooked Classics, aka lunchtime classics. Read More ›

Adult Book Discussion: The Return

Monday, June 3, 2024, 12 - 1 PM

Classics Runner-ups - Miss Lonelyhearts & the Day of the Locust - Virtual Bookclub

Monday, June 3, 2024, 12 - 1 PM
Overlooked Classics, aka lunchtime classics. Read More ›

Hybrid Book Discussion: Open Book Format

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 11 AM - 12 PM
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WNYC Book Club: 'Memory Piece' by Lisa Ko at the Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 1 - 1:45 PM
Join staff from the Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library for a discussion of Memory Piece by Lisa Ko.Read More ›

100 Page Book Club: "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Join us for our 100 Page Book Club in June as we read "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck.Read More ›