Would you like to join a book club and need some help in selecting one? Below we’ve featured 10 top book clubs in Arkansas.
Bentonville Public Library Book Clubs are a number of book clubs hosted and organized by Bentonville Public Library. Men and women in Bentonville, Arkansas, can benefit from joining one of the Bentonville Public Library Book Clubs and attending their monthly book club meetings to discuss different books.
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All Bentonville Public Library Book Clubs offer an option to attend book club meetings in person at Bentonville Public Library or online via Zoom. “First Edition Adult Book Club” meets every second Tuesday of the month, “Books on Main Adult Book Club” gathers monthly on the third Monday of the month, and “Young at Heart Book Club” gets together on the 1st Wednesday of every month.
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With multiple locations across the world, including several in the state of Arkansas, Silent Book Club is a book club that prioritizes the reading part of book club over the discussions that usually follow. Members at Silent Book Club will enjoy being able to read their own reading material in silence, along with other book club members who are simply looking for a supportive atmosphere to enjoy their own book rather than share about it.
Silent Book Club Russellville Downtown meets at Dog Ear Books and welcomes people of all genders, including college students and children. Other in-person chapters of Silent Book Club in Arkansas meet in Jacksonville, Arkansas and Jonesboro, Arkansas. Silent Book Club’s chapter in Springdale, Arkansas, meets weekly online for those who might find it difficult to make the commutes to in-person meetings.
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Ozark Literacy Council Book Club is a book club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Ozark Literacy Council Book Club meets every three months to speak about the selected, pre-decided books that focus on life in Arkansas. At Ozark Literacy Council Book Club meetings, members are split into groups of roughly ten people each to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to share what they learned from the books.
Book club members are asked to donate upon joining the book club, with the suggested donation amount being 25 dollars. Book club members of Ozark Literacy Council Book Club are also asked to buy or find a copy of the book for themselves to read. For an idea of the kind of books Ozark Literacy Council Book Club reads, take a look at “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei.
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Based in Saline County, Arkansas, Saline County Library Book Clubs are a number of book clubs run out of different locations within Saline County. People of all genders, ages and level of reading are welcome to join one of Saline County Library Book Clubs’ multiple book clubs.
“Adultish Book Club” meets at Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton, Arkansas, on the last Monday of every month to discuss a shared monthly book from genres like science fiction, YA fiction, fantasy and contemporary romance. “Benton Library Book Club” meets on the second Monday of the month at the same location and focuses on historical fiction, thriller novels, and a mix of other genres. “Monday Afternoon Book Club” meets on the first Monday of the month at the Benton Chamber of Commerce and reads books like “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles and “Apples Never Fall” by Liane Moriarty. “True Crime Book Club” is a great group for fans of true crime books and meets on the first Saturday of every month at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant, Arkansas.
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BookEnds is a book club based out of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Group organizer Carmen Langston helps manage this group of over 700 book club members who enjoy getting together once a month for a drink and discussion about their shared monthly book.
Some books BookEnds has covered in the past include “When These Mountains Burn” by David Joy and “Darkness” by Ragnar Jonasson. Meetings are usually held on the first or second Tuesday of every month, and their regular location is Dugan’s Pub in Little Rock, Arkansas. Don’t hesitate to contact BookEnds and Carmen on their Meetup.com website for more information.
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Situated in Harrison, Arkansas, Boone County Library Book Clubs are a number of book clubs that welcome people from all walks of life to meet up every month for a lively discussion about the book of the month. Boone County Library Book Clubs hopes to be a place for men and women in the area to get together once a week to talk about a common topic and build relationships with other book lovers.
For a better idea of the kinds of books that Boone County Library Book Clubs tend to read, look at “Miss Benson’s Beetle” by Rachel Joyce and “Who is Maud Dixon” by Alexandra Andrews. Boone County Library Book Clubs’ “Evening Book Club” meets on the first Thursday of each month in the evening, and the “Noon Book Club” meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 12 noon.
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Sponsored by the Arkansas State Library, Ashley County Library Book Club welcomes readers from all walks of life. Members are provided with monthly books that Ashley County Library Book Club goes through and are welcomed back every month to their book club meetings, where participants discuss the book, enjoy a snack, and connect with other book club participants.
Some of the titles that Ashley County Library Book Club has gone through include “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh and “Before I Go to Sleep” by S.J. Watson. Ashley County Library Book Club meets at the Arkansas State Library on the first Tuesday of every month in the afternoon.
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Located in Yellville, Arkansas, Bite Into Books is a book club established and run by the Marion County Library. Book club participants are encouraged to attend book club meetings, having completed reading the chosen book of the month, so they can actively participate in the discussions. Since the book club meetings happen around noon, book club members are also welcome to bring food along.
For examples of books Bite Into Books is interested in reading, look at “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann and “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig. Bite Into Books meets at Marion County Library on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the afternoon for its book club meetings.
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LGBTQ Book Club is a book club hosted by Northwest Arkansas Equality, an NPO that advocates for the LGBTQ community of Arkansas. The book club aims to select books by LGBTQ authors written about cross-cultural and queer subject matter that will be relevant to the LGBTQ community. Book club membership is open to anyone 18 years of age and older who identifies as LGBTQ and their allies.
LGBTQ Book Club has selected monthly books such as “Red at the Bone” by Jacqueline Woodson and “Detransition, Baby” by Torrey Peters, among others. Book meetings occur once a month on the second Tuesday of the month in the evening. Locations are listed on the NWA Equality website and are at different branches of the public library system.
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Fayetteville Public Library (FPL) Book Clubs are a number of book clubs hosted by the Fayetteville Public Library. “Book Talk” is one of the FPL Book Clubs and meets on the second Monday of the month in the afternoon to discuss different fiction and non-fiction books. “Book Talk at Night” also focuses on both fiction and non-fiction books but meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 in the evening. “Crimes & Clues” and “Sleuth or Consequences” are great book clubs for those who love reading mystery books; they gather on the second Thursday of the month and fourth Tuesday of the month, respectively.
For those who enjoy discussing literature in a more laid-back environment, “Books and Brews” is one of the FPL Book Clubs that meets at either Apple Blossom Brewing Co. on the first Wednesday of the month or El Sol on the second Tuesday of the month. Some of the books that FPL Book Clubs has gone over in the past include “Bluebird Bluebird” by Attica Locke and “Finding Dorothy” by Elizabeth Letts.
More information about FPL Book Clubs can be found on their website.