Joining a book club is one of the best ways to meet likeminded individuals, get exposure to new ideas, share your thoughts, and make friends. Check out our list of local book clubs in Memphis that vary depending on topics, members, and more.
On top of bringing in multiple authors to speak in store, Laurelwood also hosts a monthly bookclub called “In Case You Missed It” featuring books of all genres. In their words, if you’re looking for a sharp, offbeat, open-minded book club, ICYMI may be your thing.
14 of the Library’s locations have active book clubs that each have different meeting times, topics, and audiences. Go here for a full list of dates, times, and contacts who can give you more information about joining and the books that are currently being read.
The Wolfchase Barnes & Noble location hosts Book Lovers’ Book Club, Morning Coffee Readers, and Whodunit Mystery Book Club with various meeting dates and times. For more information on upcoming events, go here.
The WKNO Book Club chooses a new book each month to read, meet about, and discuss. For more information on joining, as well as current and upcoming selections, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website here.
Follow Muddy’s on Facebook to keep up with the monthly book club events. Each month a new book is chosen, and if you buy from Laurelwood Booksellers and mention it’s for Muddy’s book club, you’ll receive 10% off. Their selections are typically based on books that open our minds, enlighten us, and teach us new things.
OUTMemphis hosts a monthly Meristem Women’s Book Club where membership is open to women (LBT and straight-identified) in the Memphis area who want to read and discuss books by women and LGBT authors. For more information on the books chosen or to join, email email@example.com.
Memphis Freethought Alliance hosts several bookclubs each month, with some based in East Memphis and some in Cordova. Their selection process is detailed here, and they welcome book suggestions. The group is composed of atheists, agnostics, skeptics, non-theistic naturalists, secular humanists and others who share their vision.
Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region hosts a Feminist Book Club that meets monthly at various locations around the city and discusses the book of the month. Members are encouraged to buy each book from AmazonSmile in order to benefit Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region with each purchase.
A collaboration between Christian Brothers University, the Memphis Public Library & Information Center, Rhodes College, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Facing History and Ourselves, the City of Memphis, LeMoyne-Owen College, and the University of Memphis, Memphis Reads chooses one book annually for the entire community to read and analyze. The culminating events brings the author in to present and answer questions.