Book Discussion Groups at Your Neighborhood Library

Meet new people in your neighborhood! Join a local book discussion group.

Book groups are hosted at libraries throughout the city and facilitated by New York Public Library staff.

Book groups are open to everyone! They're  a great opportunity to...

  • Discover new genres or titles
  • Meet new people in your community
  • Have good conversation in a relaxed setting
  • Get to know your local library

See below for an updated list of book discussion groups. Click here for a complete listing of book discussion groups. Find one in your neighborhood or visit one in another neighborhood! Questions? Contact specific libraries listed below. Happy reading!

MORRIS PARK - BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP- READ Morris Park Book Discussion Group

Online - Book Discussion: The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

Saturday, June 15, 2024, 11 AM - 12 PM
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YA Open Book Club

Monday, June 17, 2024, 4 - 5 PM
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Book Discussion: The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 11 AM - 12 PM

Book Discussion - The Four Winds

Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 4 - 4:45 PM
Join 58th Street Library for a lively book discussion on number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah's "Bestselling Hardcover Novel of the Year 2021".Read More ›

Book Discussion Group: This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

Thursday, June 20, 2024, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Join us for a book discussion of This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub. Read More ›

The Day Readers Book Club: Lucky Red

Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Join staff from the South Beach Library for an in-person discussion of 'Lucky Red' by Claudia Cravens. Read More ›

The Night Readers Book Club: Lucky Red

Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Join staff from the South Beach Library for an online discussion of 'Lucky Red' by Claudia Cravens. Read More ›

Chinese Book Discussion 中文書籍討論會

Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 6:30 - 8 PM
At this discussion, all participants are welcome to share their reading experiences on either Chinese or English books. The discussion will be conducted in Mandarin Chinese.Read More ›

Soundview Online Book Club

Thursday, June 27, 2024, 12:30 - 2 PM
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Book Discussion: House of Correction by Nicci French

Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 11 AM - 12 PM

Romancing the Stone Book Club: The Collected Regrets of Clover

Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Join staff from the South Beach Library for an in-person discussion of 'The Collected Regrets of Clover' by Mikki Brammer. Read More ›

Chinese Book Discussion 中文書籍討論會

Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 6:30 - 8 PM
At this discussion, all participants are welcome to share their reading experiences on either Chinese or English books. The discussion will be conducted in Mandarin Chinese.Read More ›
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Online - Book Discussion: House of Correction by Nicci French

Saturday, July 20, 2024, 11 AM - 12 PM

Book Discussion - Count The Ways

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 4 - 4:45 PM
Join 58th Street Library for a lively book discussion on New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard's mesmerizing story of a family—from the hopeful early days of young marriage to parenthood, divorce, and the costly aftermath that ripples through all their livesRead More ›

Soundview Online Book Club

Thursday, July 25, 2024, 12:30 - 2 PM

The Day Readers Book Club: Whalefall

Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Join staff from the South Beach Library for an in-person discussion of 'Whalefall' by Daniel Kraus. Read More ›

The Night Readers Book Club: Whalefall

Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Join staff from the South Beach Library for an online discussion of 'Whalefall' by Daniel Kraus. Read More ›
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Online - Book Discussion:Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Saturday, August 10, 2024, 11 AM - 12 PM
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Book Discussion: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Tuesday, August 13, 2024, 11 AM - 12 PM

The Classics Checklist Book Club: The Buried Giant

Wednesday, August 14, 2024, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Join staff from the South Beach Library for an in-person discussion of 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguru. Read More ›

Chinese Book Discussion 中文書籍討論會

Wednesday, August 14, 2024, 6:30 - 8 PM
At this discussion, all participants are welcome to share their reading experiences on either Chinese or English books. The discussion will be conducted in Mandarin Chinese.Read More ›