Book Clubs

Purchase your copy from Avid's online shop.

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.

Meeting dates/formats are subject to change so getting on the email list is necessary to have the current information. Fill out our newsletter sign up form to receive updates.

Local book clubs support local businesses!

For Summer 2024 Avid is taking a little snooze by pausing event and book club programming. We are using this Summer Snooze to evaluate our events and book club programming to build a more sustainable model for Avid's future. You can read more details and get in touch with us about the Summer Snooze by clicking here.

Criminal Binds Book Club image
When:

Second Wednesday every month, 6:15-7:15pm. Dates subject to change. Sign up to the newsletter for updates.

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.

Hot Fiction Book Club
When:

First Thursday of every month, 6:15pm to 7:15pm. Dates subject to change. Sign up for the newsletter for updates.

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 Sunday of the month, 6:15pm to 7:15pm. Dates subject to change. Sign up to the newsletter for updates.

What:

The Paperback Book Club reads mostly 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.

Queer Stories Book Club
When:

Third Tuesday of every month from 6:15-7:15. Dates subject to change. Sign up to the newsletter for updates.

What:

The Queer Stories Book Club is run in partnership with Athens Pride and Queer Collective. We read books by queer authors and about queer lives, including fiction and some occasional nonfiction. We invite all members of the Athens community to join us in reading books prioritizing queer lives and stories. Book club members will vote on books as a group over email.

YA for All
When:

Second Sunday of every other month, 6:15pm to 7:15pm. Dates subject to change. Sign up to the newsletter for updates.

What:

The YA for All 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.

Upcoming Avid Bookshop Book Club Meetings

Sunday, August 11, 2024 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Orlando by Virginia Woolf, introduction by Carmen Maria Machado
Tuesday, August 20, 2024 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
DeadEndia by Hamish Steele
Tuesday, September 17, 2024 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm