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Top Book Clubs To Join In Denver

May 21, 2012 6:00 AM

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Whether you are new to Denver or just looking to meet some new people, there is one sure way to make some new friends and enjoy a lively, intelligent discussion – a book club. There are many popular book clubs meeting all over Denver, so make sure you find the perfect club for you. Never been to a book club before? Well, it is actually a lot of fun and a great way to build your own literary knowledge. Take a look at the top book clubs to join in Denver, and get ready to start reading.
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Denver Book Club Meetup Group
Denver Press Club
1330 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 571-5260
meetup.com/denverbookclub

Price: $3 per meeting
Meeting the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.

The Denver Book Club Meetup Group is one of the most established and long-lasting book clubs in Denver. They have been meeting to discuss books since 2007 and have grown to more than 900 members. They select books through a monthly voting system and strive to only pick reads that would be available in a used bookstore or a library. Since they are always alternating between fiction and nonfiction, the Denver Book Club Meetup Group is a great place to join in the literary discussion.

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Tattered Cover LoDo Book Club
1628 16th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 436-1070
tatteredcover.com

Price: Free to attend
Meeting the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m.

Of course, no discussion of books or bookstores in Colorado would be complete without looking at the Tattered Cover, one of the nation’s most historic independent bookstores. As it celebrates it’s 40th anniversary, Tattered Cover is proud to have many different book clubs at all locations. The Lodo Book Club presents a sampling of many different books, and they list the next several month’s selections on the website. For the June meeting, the group will be selecting the books for the next few months, so be sure to bring your suggestions.

Related: Top Independent Bookstores in Colorado

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Denver Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club
Meeting locations change monthly
denversfbookclub.com

Price: Free to attend
Meeting the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at 7:30 p.m.
Email SfandFbookclub@aol.com to verify meeting locations

The Denver Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club is a great group to join for fans of the genre. Meeting since the summer of 1994, this book club has already discussed more than 200 books, and the list keeps growing. Occasionally, they will stray from the Science Fiction or Fantasy genre, but all selections are made by the group. They also strive to ensure that all books are available in the paperback edition, so the cost is reasonable.

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Downtown Bookies Book Club
Central Library
10 W 14th Ave Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 865-1111
denverlibrary.org

Price: Free to attend
Meeting the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.
Meetings are held in the Gates Conference Room, Level 5

This popular book club is a great place to start your literary hobby. You are sure to be inspired by the massive Central Denver Public Library, and once you have stayed for the book club meeting, you can get lost in the huge selection of books available to check out. Both fiction and nonfiction are discussed, and the full year of selections are already published on the Denver Public Library website. Check them out to see if you’d be interested in discussing one of those upcoming.

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Bear Valley Mystery Book Club
5171 W Dartmouth Ave
Denver, CO 80236
(720) 865-0975
denverlibrary.org

Price: Free to attend
Meeting the fourth Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
Contact bjones@denverlibrary.com with specific questions

Ready to jump in and add some mystery to your book club discussions? Well, this mystery-only book club is a great place to join other mystery fans to discuss all things unknown. Every month will feature a lively discussion, updates on new releases and mystery news and refreshments. The full list of the year’s selections is published and available on the Denver Library website.

Related: Top Libraries in the Denver Area

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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