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Book Clubs

A photo of the Book Clubs display table inside Cellar Door BookstoreHow Our Book Clubs Work

*Some Book Clubs are still meeting virtually on Zoom, but for those meeting in-person, you will be meeting at the back table in our store. There are Book Clubs that are hybrid, meeting in-person but with an option to Zoom in. Please give us a call at 951-787-7807 if you have any questions about any of our Book Clubs!*

There are no official sign-ups or fees, but we do ask that you purchase the book from us in order to participate. You can join as many book clubs as you like, or you can hop around! Members will read the book selected in time for its meeting date. Discussions are casual. The list of book clubs currently offered is detailed below; please check our Event Calendar for dates and selections. 

Book Clubs for Adults

Cellar Door Book Club - Zoom (Meets on the second Sunday of the month at 2 pm): Our general book club for readers of all types. 

Mystery Book Club - Hybrid (Meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 pm): For those who enjoy a good, gripping mystery novel.

Science-Fiction & Fantasy Book Club - Hybrid (Meets the third Saturday of the month at 5 pm): If you enjoy reading about aliens, mystical creatures, and fantasy worlds of all kinds, this club is for you.

Bucket List Book Club - Zoom (Meets the third Sunday of the month at 3 pm): Where members read the books they've always wanted to read but haven't yet gotten to, from classics to modern fiction.

Historical Fiction Book Club - Zoom (Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 5 pm): Read fiction set in historical periods. 

Classic Detectives Book Club - In-person (Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm): Formerly our Agatha Christie Book Club, if you love classic noir and mysteries, this club is for you.

Philosophical Horror Book Club - Zoom (Meets the third Monday of the month at 6 pm): For readers who really like to think about what it is that makes humans terrifying.

Black Lit Book Club - Zoom (Meets the fourth Friday of the month at 6:00 pm): Where members read and discuss African-American literature. 

LGBTQ Book Club - Hybrid (Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 pm): Read and discuss books by or about members of the LGBTQ community.

Phy-Sci Book Club - Zoom (Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 pm): Read books in the physical sciences; this club welcomes science enthusiasts of all levels and is accessible to a general audience. 

Feminist Book Club - Hybrid (Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6 pm): Where members read and discuss feminist literature, both fiction and non-fiction. Any gender is welcome!

History Book Club - Zoom (Meets the first Wednesday of month at 6 pm): From ancient to modern history, read and discuss books that explore both and everything in between

Outdoor Lit Book Club - In-person (Meets every other month on the first Sunday at 2 pm): Do you love the great outdoors and reading great books? Be sure to join in on this club!

Latinx Book Club - Hybrid (Meets the last Sunday of the month at 2 pm): Members will meet to bring awareness, read, and discuss voices of Latinx authors. 

Self-Care Book Club - In-person (Meets the second Friday of the month at 6pm): Read and discuss memoirs and other books about mental health and self-care.

'So Emotional' Book Club - Zoom (Meets the second Tuesday of month at 5 pm): Read popular books by philosophers, neuroscientists, and psychologists to think about and discuss what emotions are, how society affects what and how we feel, and how to wield our emotions in the right way.

Diverse Romance Book Club - In-person (Meets the second Thursday of month at 6 pm): This club features books that shake up our ideas about who and what makes for exciting romance. 

BRAND NEW Before the Ban Book Club - In-person (Meets the third Tuesday at 12 pm): This is a book club for adults about children's books that have been banned/challenged elsewhere. The purpose is to be able to speak responsibly about these books in case they're challenged here. Books include everything from young adult to picture books.

 

Book Clubs for Kids and Youth

Kids Graphic Novel Book Club - In-person (Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 pm): For our young graphic novel fans. Books read are children's graphic novels.

Kid's Book Club - In-Person (Meets the second Saturday of the month at 6 pm): For our younger readers. Books read are children's chapter books

Not So Secret Society Book Club - Hybrid (Meets the second Thursday of the month at 4 pm): Young adults, teens, and everyone in between! Books read are young adult/YA