Are you looking for men’s book clubs? We’ve featured 10 book clubs for guys in this post. Continue reading and see if any appeal to you.
The Tough Guy Book Club began in Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia, but has since grown into an international group of men who like to read and discuss books. You can locate a chapter near you in Australia, New Zealand, or the United States or you can start your own chapter.
All chapters meet once a month on the first Wednesday at 7 p.m. to discuss the book selected on the club’s webpage. Book choices include a variety of fiction. While the books they read might be written by women or include female protagonists, club members are strictly men only.
Find or start a chapter.
Man Book Club meets locally in San Marin County, California. Dates, times, and locations are posted on their website. In addition to book discussions, the group also gathers to enjoy book-themed meals created by club members. These are also posted online.
The group reads only fiction books with fewer than 500 pages and that have either won or been nominated for a literary prize of some sort. They exclude books written specifically for women but not necessarily those written by women.
Contact the organizers.
The Redbery Book Shop in Cable, Wisconsin, hosts a Men’s Discussion Group at 6:30 p.m. once a month on the first Thursday. While participants are not required to buy the selected book from the bookstore, there is a 15% discount for book club members.
The book club usually meets at the bookshop, but any deviations in the schedule can be found on the events page of the site. Book choices are posted well in advance and span a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction and there is no fee to participate in the monthly discussion.
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During the height of the pandemic, Alex Breland, an attorney in Kenwood, Illinois, reached out to some of his friends to start a book club. Originally meeting on Zoom, this group of men has since grown its membership and begun to meet in person at venues in the Chicago area.
The group is open to Black men of all ages with an interest in exploring fiction and non-fiction that speaks to them in some way. In addition to monthly book club meetings, the group also gets together for a bit of non-book interaction. Meeting dates, times, and locations are posted online.
Christopher Chambers, the owner of a website called Dubious Logic, is the founder of this small men’s book club based in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. Members meet up monthly at a local pub to discuss the book selected for discussion.
Their book choices are diverse. The full list of books read by the group can be found on their site. Though the group does not select a book to share in December in light of the holidays, they do sometimes get together to share holiday drinks and chat.
Email the organizer.
Demetrius Frazier founded this book club in 2018. Located in Henrico County, Virginia. This group is a little different from your typical fare. As a registered charity, the group raises money that facilitates Black men reading to their younger counterparts in schools and online.
The group strives to foster reading among a younger Black generation that might otherwise not be directed toward books that motivate and inspire them to love literature and embrace the knowledge it provides. It is all about Black men teaching Black youth to love books.
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This New York City book club is organized on Meetup by Jon Tomlinson. This group meets monthly at the Jefferson Market Library. Meetings are normally held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesdays. Book selections include fiction and non-fiction class and contemporary literature.
There is no formal membership to join the group and you can choose which books you would like to read and discussions you would like to attend. Gay men of all ages are invited to join the book club and participate in their meetings. Updates are posted on their group page.
Message the organizer.
Men of all ages are invited to join the Men’s Book Club of the Triangle group on Meetup. This group reads a broad selection of fiction and non-fiction books and holds monthly discussions over drinks at an area pub, usually Woody’s Sports Tavern and Grill in Cary, North Carolina.
The meetings are usually held in the last week of the month. Dates and times are posted on their group page for all who want to read the monthly selection and attend. There are no fees or formal membership, and you can still attend the discussion to listen even if you do not read the book.
Join the Meetup group.
If you are looking for a book club for guys in the Denver, Colorado, area, you should check out the Denver Gay Men’s Literature Meetup. Though the group is focused on fiction and non-fiction literature with gay themes, the group is open to all men who wish to join.
Meetings are held monthly at the organizer’s home in Park Hill. Dates and times are posted on their Meetup group page. Because space is small, meetings are limited to thirteen members, so it has first come, first serve for those wishing to attend.
Read along with this group.
The Gay Men’s Book Club in Bristol, England is open to gay men of all ages to join. The group reads both fiction and non-fiction literature. Books are often written by gay men for gay men, but suggestions from members are also considered and often come from other genres.
The group meets monthly in the home of one of the members. Dates, times, and locations are posted on their site as they are determined. Book selections are also posted well in advance so that everyone has a chance to read the current selection and participate in discussions.
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