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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
Where:

Location shared on book club newsletter. Sign up here.

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
Where:

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

What:
Hot Fiction 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
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
Where:

Avid Bookshop at Five Points | 1662 S. Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30606 | Google Maps

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
Where:

Avid Bookshop, mask required.

What:
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

The Candy House by Jennifer Egan
Event date:
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Blackout : A Novel by  Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk
Event date:
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Eight of Swords by John Dickson Carr
Event date:
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Pyre by Perumal Murugan
Event date:
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett
Event date:
Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
 In the Woods by Tana French
Event date:
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Gallant by V. E. Schwab
Event date:
Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Event date:
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
 Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown
Event date:
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
 Learning to Talk by Hilary Mantel
Event date:
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
We Keep the Dead Close by Becky Cooper
Event date:
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
Event date:
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Work Won't Love You Back by Sarah Jaffe
Event date:
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Trust by Hernan Diaz
Event date:
Thursday, October 6, 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

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