Adventure Bound Book Clubs
**Book Clubs have transitioned to a virtual format using Zoom. Registration for each book club can be found below by clicking the "Registration Button"**
What's better than reading new books and talking about them with new friends? We're not sure so we'll just stick with what we know. Join us for one of our Bookstore Book Clubs and do just that - read new books and discuss them with new friends! Each month we'll choose a new book, venturing into new genres and authors, and come together to discuss our reads. These are come-and-go groups meaning you don't have to commit to joining us every month to be able to participate. Read the books you'd like, join us for bookish conversation, and have a great time making new book friends.
TBR Book Club
This is our original book club and is a general interest book club, reading books across a variety of genres including science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller/suspense, historical fiction, literary fiction, young adult, and contemporary romance. We meet on the first Friday of the month (unless otherwise noted).
February 5, 2021 @ 7pm - Discussing The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
March 5, 2021 @ 7pm - Discussing Even As We Breathe by Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle
April 2, 2021 @ 7pm - Discussing Picnic in the Ruins by Todd Robert Peterson
Social Justice Book Club
This group meets once per month to discuss selected books which will have a social justice theme. The ultimate vision for the book club is that we won't stop at simply reading books and discussing them, but when opportunity presents itself, we will be moved and committed to action for social justice in our community.
January 30, 2021 @ 7pm - Discussing Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
February 27, 2021 @ 7pm - Discussing A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski
March 27, 2021 @ 7pm - Discussing The Street by Ann Petry
Pride and Parchment
Our newest book club celebrates LGBTQ+ literature and authors! We'll read a variety of genres.
January 16, 2021 at 7pm - The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
February 13, 2021 @ 7pm - All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson
March 13, 2021 @ 7pm - The Ruthless Lady's Guide to Wizardry by C M Waggoner
Middle Grades Book Club
A book discussion group just for 4th through 8th graders - no adults allowed (unless you are the legal guardian/parent of participating reader)! Registration is required for the virtual book club.
January 21, 2021 @ 7pm - One Degree of Freedom by Taryn Hutchison (special author appearance during book club!)
February 18, 2021 @ 7pm - Dream Big: How to Reach Your Stars by aspiring astronaut Abigail Harrison (Abby donates all proceeds she receives from book sells to the non-profit The Mars Generation, Inc..
March 18, 2021 @ 7pm - From The Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
Our newest book discussion group for 4th through 8th graders with a focus on celebrating LGBTQA+ literature and authors. This book club is a safe place for all young readers, including allies but no adults allowed (unless you are the legal guardian/parent of participating reader)! Registration is required for the virtual book club.
February 11, 2021 @ 4:30pm - One True Way by Shannon Hitchcock
March 11, 2021 @ 4:30pm - The Pants Project by Cat Clarke
April 8, 2021 @ 4:30pm - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
Silent Book Club **Temporarily on hold until we can gather safely in small groups indoors again.**
This book club is for introverts! Or anyone who needs a good excuse to leave the house and head to their local independent bookstore. Bring your own book, enjoy a comfy and quiet reading environment, and spend an hour in silence reading among other book lovers. Discussion of what you're reading afterwards is 100% optional!
January 11, 2020 - 2-3pm
January 18, 2020 - 2-3pm
February 1, 2020 - 2-3pm
February 15, 2020 - 2-3pm
February 29, 2020 - 2-3pm
March 14, 2020 - 2-3pm
March 28, 2020 - 2-3pm
Well Read Black Girl Book Club (WRBGBC)
The American Booksellers Association partnered with Glory Edim, creator of Well-Read Black Girl, to launch WRBG Book Clubs at Independent Bookstores across the country. We're thrilled to launch a WRBG Book Club in Morganton and are currently seeking a volunteer leader for the group. If you consider yourself to fit the description of female reader-of-color who has a passion for books and discussion as well as an interest for building community, please contact store owner, Angela. In exchange for your time in serving as Book Club and discussion leader, we will provide you with a free copy of each month's book selection. There is not currently a date or time for WRBG Book Club meetings but we look forward to collaborating with a volunteer to identify the best time and day for the group to meet as well as to identify readers and attendees.
BOOK CLUB ORDERS AND DISCOUNTS
We'd like the chance to support your reading endeavors and develop a relationship with the members of your Book Club! If a representative from your Book Club provides us a list of books it will be reading in the coming year, we can aim to stock several copies each month and in exchange for your members' support of their local Independent Bookstore for their Book Club purchases, we'll offer a 15% discount. Ask your Bookseller for more details.
Are you looking for a space for your Book Club to meet?
SPACE RESERVATIONS - ** TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. WE WILL RESUME USE OF OUR COMMUNITY ROOM FOR GATHERINGS IN THE FUTURE WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO. **
We are happy to welcome your next Book Club gathering! There are several options to choose from based on your needs.
Book Clubs that would like to reserve the main seating area during regular hours will need to speak with the Bookstore Owner to request the space and inquire about its availability. There is no cost for during-hour reservations of space.
Book Clubs that would like to reserve a meeting space after hours should inquire to check availability and make your reservation. The cost is $25 per hour. Groups may request permission to bring refreshments with them.
If your Book Club orders five or more of its current monthly book selection from us prior to the meeting date, we will waive the after-hours reservation fee for up to two hours of time. Please be sure to check to make sure your requested meeting date is reserved and on the calendar.