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Book Group Bags for Book Clubs

Book group bagsThe library has created book bags of popular titles for use by your book club. Bags include 10 copies of each title, a notebook with discussion questions, author profiles and more. Book group bags check out for 6 weeks and can be placed on hold for pickup either library.  To find book group bags in the catalog, keyword search "book group bags".

Other Book Club Resources

Find a Reading Group Guide
Literary Criticism/Reviews
Find a Book Club
Start and Run a Book Club
Find Author Information

Find a Reading Group Guide

Book Movement
BookMovement.com was founded in 2001 to give book clubs a way to recommend books to each other on a national level.

Reading Group Choices
Book discussion group guides, new books for discussion, tips for starting a book group and expert advice on running a successful book group.

Reading Group Guides
Search hundreds of publishers' discussion guides by author, title and category. Includes author interviews, short biographies and ideas for book groups.

Books at Random
Reading group guides for books published by Random House.

LitLovers 
Whether your club is about social bonding or heady discussions, this site has terrific resources to help.

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Literary Criticism/Reviews

Fiction Review Source
Links to reviews of current fiction in newspapers on the web, arranged by date. Some links go directly to the review, others to a search page. Some sites require registration.

Amazon.com
Online bookseller offers journal reviews as well as customer reviews.

Contemporary Literary Criticism
(Database: remote users must be Westminster residents and have valid library card)
Contains an extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. Each entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works and sources for further study.

Internet Public Library
Internet Public Library's guide to literary criticism on the web. Search by author, title or time period.

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Find a Book Club

Local

College Hill Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Room L-200. Call (303) 658-2603 for more information.

Book Organizations of Colorado has a monthly newsletter with listings of area book club events.

National

Good Morning America Library 

Oprah’s Book Club

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How to Start and Run a Book Club

Websites

Book Clubs Resource  is an online site with many links and helpful articles about starting and running a book club, choosing books, etc.

Oprah’s Build Your Own Book Club  site has tips from the queen of book clubs.

Reading Group Choices  has a list of questions to consider when forming a book group.

Books at the Library

Reading Group Choices: Selections for Lively Book Discussions 
Annual compilation edited by Mark Kaufman. Each book selection has a two-page spread which includes a summary, brief author information, and questions for discussion. Indexed by author, genre, and subject/interest area.

Book Sense Best Books
Has brief information on 50 titles booksellers consider “top reading group recommendations.

Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason  and More Book Lust
Librarian Nancy Pearl (the model for the librarian action figure) shares her love of books in creative, witty lists.

The Reader's Choice: 200 Book Club Favorites
70 reading groups share their top picks, giving each a page of background and questions.

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Find Author Information

Contemporary Authors
(Database: remote users must be Westminster residents and have valid library card)
Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.

Author Yellow Pages

Author Pseudonyms

American Authors

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