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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 Sunday 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 Monday of every month, 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Where:

Avid Bookshop on Zoom

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 Sunday of the month, 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Where:

Location shared on book club newsletter. Sign up here.

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:
First Sunday every month, 6:15-7:15pm
Where:

Buvez! | 585 Barber St, Suite A, Athens, GA 30601  | Google Maps

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 Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg
Event date:
Sunday, October 3, 2021 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Intimacies by Katie Kitamura
Event date:
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
 The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
Event date:
Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
 Bestiary by K-Ming Chang
Event date:
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
Event date:
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Event date:
Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Event date:
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Ramifications by Daniel Saldaña París
Event date:
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole
Event date:
Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

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