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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, no meetings in November and December - 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, 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:

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

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

A Consuming Fire by Laura Weymouth
Event date:
Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff
Event date:
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
The Adversary by Emmanuel Carrère
Event date:
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Event date:
Sunday, March 12, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
The Family Izquierdo by Rubén Degollado
Event date:
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Our Time Is Now : Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America by Stacey Abrams
Event date:
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
  I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai
Event date:
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Begin Again by Emma Lord
Event date:
Sunday, April 9, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
Event date:
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Real Life by Brandon Taylor
Event date:
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
Event date:
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton
Event date:
Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
The Tuesday Murder Club by Richard Osman
Event date:
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Happening by Annie Ernaux
Event date:
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka
Event date:
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

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