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We do not charge admission to book clubs, but we strongly encourage book club members to purchase the featured book from Avid Bookshop or make an equivalent purchase if this is a month you borrow the book from the library.

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When:
Fourth Wednesday of the month, 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm - The meeting dates/formats are subject to change so getting on the email list is necessary to have the most current information.
Where:

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What:
Racial Justice, Labor, and the South Book Club reads non-fiction books centering on one or more of these topics. As an extension of the Racial Justice Centering Committee of UGA's United Campus Workers union, we invite all members of the Athens community and surrounding areas to come discuss the history and contemporary relevance of labor and racial justice movements in our lives. Book club members will decide what books to read by voting in person or through email
When:
First Thursday of every month, 6:15pm to 7:15pm - The meeting dates/formats are subject to change so getting on the email list is necessary to have the most current information.
Where:

Avid Bookshop, proof of Covid-19 vaccine and mask required.

What:
The Hot Fiction Book Club reads very fresh (i.e., recent) hardcover fiction releases. Book club members decide what books to read by voting either in person or via email.
Paperback Book Club Avid Bookshop
When:
Third Wednesday of the month, 6:15pm to 7:15pm - The meeting dates/formats are subject to change so getting on the email list is necessary to have the most current information.
Where:

Avid Bookshop, proof of Covid-19 vaccine and mask required.

What:
The Paperback Fiction Book Club reads fiction paperback books, generally written within the last 30 years. Book club members decide what books to read by voting either in person or via email.
Young Adult Book Club Avid Bookshop
When:
2nd Sunday of the month, 6:15pm to 7:15pm - The meeting dates/formats are subject to change so getting on the email list is necessary to have the most current information.
Where:

These meetings take place on the lawn park of the apartments that are above Avid Bookshop. A map and directions are sent out in the meeting reminder email sent to members.

What:
The YA for not-so-YAs Book Club reads newer young adult books, usually alternating between hardcover and paperback. Book club members decide what books to read by voting either in person or via email.
Criminal Binds Book Club image
When:
Second Wednesday every month, 6:15-7:15pm - The meeting dates/formats are subject to change so getting on the email list is necessary to have the most current information.
Where:

Avid Bookshop, mask required.

What:
The Criminal Binds Book Club reads captivating mysteries and true crime books! We will read a rotation of true crime, classic mysteries, and newer mysteries (published in the last ten years). Book club members decide what books to read by voting either in person or via email.

Upcoming Avid Bookshop Book Club Meetings

Beating Heart Baby by Lio Min
Event date:
Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh
Event date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Trust by Hernan Diaz
Event date:
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Cold Enough for Snow by Jessica Au
Event date:
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
Event date:
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
 Velvet Was the Night   Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Event date:
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Yolk by Mary H. K. Choi
Event date:
Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Echo on the Bay by Masatsugu Ono
Event date:
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Ghettoside by Jill Leovy
Event date:
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So
Event date:
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Lady Joker, Volume 1 by Kaoru Takamura
Event date:
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

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