New York Book Clubs

New York Book Clubs
Book clubs make reading a more social experience, allowing readers to share their excitement or irritation over a book with others having the same reading experience (or having a different reading experience with the same book). Book clubs open up a reader's mind to new ways of experiencing and engaging with the written word. New York has several book clubs you might try if you're in the area.

The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza

According to their website, "The Book House creates a sense of place and community identity and its stock selection reflects the local culture." The Book House is an independent bookstore with over 30 book clubs. Their website has a featured book club title posted each month.

The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
1475 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 489-4761

Lift Bridge Book Shop

The Lift Bridge Book Shop has a variety of book groups to explore. Annie and Joe's Eclectic Book Group meets once a month on Thursdays. They read an eclectic mix of both fiction and nonfiction.

The Seymour History Book Club meets monthly on Sundays and is a little different than your average book club. According to the Lift Bridge Book Shop website: "They select a topic, rather than a specific book to read, and each member chooses their own reading material to share. This results in a range of perspectives and good discussions."

The Lift Bridge Book Shop also has a book group for women only called "Women Who Love To Read Book Group" that meets one Wednesday a month, and a book club for sci-fi enthusiasts called "Fans of Science Fiction," which meets once a month on Thursdays.

Lift Bridge Book Shop
45 Main Street
Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 637-2260

The Book Cove

The Book Cove features an adult and children's book club. The adult book club meets weekly and offers a 15% discount on all book club selections. They list their current book club selection on their website. You can also call for the title of the current or next book.

The children's book club has two age group divisions. The Bookends for ages 9 to12 focus on the latest award-winning children's books as well as classics of children's literature. The Bookies is for children over 13. Book club meeting times may change, so it's important to call the bookstore to find out about the next meeting.

The Book Cove
22 Charles Colman Boulevard
Pawling, NY 12564
(845) 855-9590

Article Written By April Wilson

April Wilson is a former wedding consultant and candlemaking business owner. She currently runs an independent micropress and is an outspoken member of the indie author movement working under her fiction-writing pen name. She's been writing professionally for five years. Her articles appear on eHow, Trails Travel, Answerbag, and

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