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Try these resources for suggestions for discussable books, for information on starting or running a book club or for discussion questions for lots of book titles.
Library Book Clubs
Duluth Public Library Book Club - Meetings are 6:30-7:30 pm in the Gold Room. For more information, call 730-4200/option 6. New members are always welcome.
West Duluth Book Club (West Duluth Branch Library, 5830 Grand Avenue) - Meetings are the third Monday of every month, at 3:00 p.m. The club is always looking for new members interested in reading and discussing books. No registration is needed. For more information, call 730-4280.
To have your book club listed here, please send the information you'd like posted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
with Other Readers
LibraryThing - connects you to people who read what you do. Join the worlds largest book club. Catalog your books from Amazon, the Library of Congress and 690 other world libraries. Import from anywhere. Find people with eerily similar tastes. Find new books to read. Free Early Reviewer books from publishers and authors
Shelfari - Create a virtual bookshelf, discover new books, connect with friends and learn more about your favorite books.
Other Online Resources:
Amazon.com Book Clubs - reading group guides and suggested titles.
Barnes & Noble Book Club Center - browse the collection of downloadable reading group guides or join an online discussion group.
BookBrowse.com - information includes excerpts, book reviews, interviews and biographies of authors.
LitLovers - an online community dedicated to books and book clubs. Find a review or discussion guide. Take a short free course to help you get more out of your reading. Whip up a recipe (to match your book, of course)!
Novelist - Look for recommendations of books to read, by matching favorite authors or plots or by browsing lists of subjects and awards. For Duluth Public Library cardholders.
Reading Group Choices - a comprehensive resource for discussion guides for book clubs.
Reading Group Guides - this online community for reading groups has 1490 discussion guides.
Talking Volumes - this online book club is sponsored by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Loft Literary Center and Minnesota Public Radio. Excerpts from the selected book are posted on the web site, and the author presents a program, which is also broadcast live on MPR's news stations, at St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater.
Wisconsin Public Radio's Chapter a Day - daily broadcasts of a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction
for Kids and Teens:
KidsRead.com - book clubs and reading guides for kids.
Young Readers Book Group - a book club for girls ages 12-16 and their mothers. The group meets once a month at Barnes & Noble (1600 Miller Trunk Highway) to discuss a book. Call 786-0710 for information.
ReadingToKids.org - titles are selected each month for grades K-5. Each month follows a theme. View this month's titles, previous months' titles or view by book title or author.
Spaghetti Book Club - a place for kids who love to read and talk about books! Check out these book reviews written and illustrated by kids for kids.
TeenReads.com - book clubs and reading guides for teens. Includes information on how to start and run a book club and how to choose what to read.
- In this online book club, you'll get e-mails with 5 minutes worth of reading every day. HUH? How does this work?
(click on the cover for
more info on each title)