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Book Club How-tos

Websites About Book Groups

Websites that contain helpful information about starting and conducting discussions.

Books About Book Groups

The books listed here contain helpful information about starting a book group and conducting discussions. Copies are available for checkout or for use in the Library. For further help, please ask at the Fiction/AV/Teen desk.

Book Discussions for Adults: a Leader’s Guide
Balcom, Ted

The Reading Group Handbook: Everything You Need to Know, from Choosing Members to Leading Discussions
Jacobsohn, Rachel W.

The Reading Group Book: the Complete Guide To Starting and Sustaining a Reading Group, With Annotated Lists of 250 Titles for Provocative Discussion
Laskin, David

The Book Group Book: a Thoughtful Guide to Forming and Enjoying a Stimulating Book Discussion Group
[edited by]Slezak, Ellen

Fiction Databases

Literature Resource Center (Gale)   Click Here to use

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
Novelist Plus   Click Here to use

A reader’s advisory tool for all ages that helps readers find new books based on books they’ve read or topics in which they are interested.
Novelist K-8 Plus    access from library Click Here to use

Enter a title or author you like, or describe a book you would like to read, and NoveList finds books for you.