Book Clubs

Bookstore Book Club
**Book Clubs have transitioned to a virtual format using Zoom.  Registration is required and links can be found on the Calendar, our Facebook page, and in our Instagram bio (Linktree link).**
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
Previous Book Club Selections
August 2018 - The Bookseller, by Cynthia Swanson
September/October 2018 - if the creek don't rise, by Leah Weiss
November 2018 - Spoonbenders, by Daryl Gregory (He sent us amazing autographed nameplates for our books!)
December 2018 - My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyin Braithwaite (The publisher sent us super cool book-themed magnet sheets!)
January 2019 - Dear Martin, by Nic Stone
February 2019 - Love & Ruin by Paula McLain
March 2019 - Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
April  2019 - Tin Man by Sarah Winman (The author sent us autographed copies of the book all the way from England!)
May 2019 -  Her Keepers by Laura McCaskill (LOCAL AUTHOR!)
June 2019 - The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
July 2019 - Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
August 2019 - My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley (The author Skyped in to Book Club and we had a fabulous conversation!)
September 2019 -
October 2019 - The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth
November/December 2019 - The Binding by Bridget Collins
January 2020 - Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow
December 2020 - Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda
January 2021 - Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner

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

Previous Book Club Selections

April 2019 - All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely

June 2019 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

July 2019 - More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

August 2019 - First Crossings: Stories About Teen Immigrants

September 2019 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

October/November 2019 - 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste by Kathryn Kellogg

January 2020 - There There by Tommy Orange

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

Previous Book Club Selections

December, 2019 - Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

January 2020,  - A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

February 2020 - Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

December 2020 - The Huntress by Kate Quinn

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

Previous Book Club Selections

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Pride Pack

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.


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?


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.

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