Are you looking for information on book clubs in Delaware? We’ve featured 10 operating in the state below.
Wilmington Women in 30s Book Club is a book club based out of Delaware organized on Meetup.com by group leader Katie. Wilmington Women in 30s Book Club welcomes women in their 30s who enjoy meeting and reading a shared fiction or non-fiction book once a month alongside other book club members.
For a better idea of the kind of books that Wilmington Women in 30s Book Club goes over, take a look at titles like “Last Night at the Telegraph Club” by Malinda Lo and “The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict. Meetings are held once a month on a Saturday. Specific dates and times are available for members who have joined Wilmington Women in 30s Book Club’s Meetup.com’s private page.
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Based in Hockessin, Delaware, Book Club and Yoga is a book club set up by group organizer by leader Pialee Roy. The avid reader and yoga practitioner is eager to meet other book club members in this area of Delaware who are interested in reading fiction and non-fiction books together or participating in a yoga session as a group.
The hybrid yoga/book club has been active since 2022, with multiple future book club and yoga events already planned for its current 30 book club members and any other interested participants. The book club plans to read through “Hummingbird Lane” by Carolyn Brown as the book club’s first book, with the first book club meeting of Book Club and Yoga to be held at Back Burner Restaurant & Tavern in Delaware.
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Since 2007, The Greater Wilmington-Newark Book Club has been a book club that has held monthly book club meetings for its 900+ book club members. In addition to organizing shared book readings and discussions on fiction and non-fiction literature, the book club also is active in organizing special book club events, such as movie nights and field trips.
Book club meetings are usually held on the last Wednesday of every month, holding in person meetings in various locations in Delaware. Members of their private Meetup.com website can access specific information on locations of The Greater Wilmington-Newark Book Club’s meetings. “The Searcher” by Tana French and “Black Bottom Saints” by Alice Randall are a few books that The Greater Wilmington-Newark Book Club has read through together in the past.
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Located in Dover, Delaware, Dover Public Library Adult Book Group is a book club that meets once a month at Dover Public Library on the last Sunday of every month at 2 in the afternoon. The book club will cover titles including the classics, fiction novels and non-fiction books over the span of the year.
Examples of past books that Dover Public Library Adult Book Group has read through as a group include “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean and “The Other Black Girl” by Zakiya Dalila Harris. Interested participants should reach out directly to Dover Public Library staff for information on how to join Dover Public Library Adult Book Group.
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Delaware Libraries Book Clubs was set up by the Delaware Library Consortium, a network of public, academic, school and special libraries in the state of Delaware. Throughout the year, it organizes various adult book club events for people of all genders, organized by interest and book genre.
Information on the virtual adult book club events available to Delaware locals is available on the Delaware Library Consortium website. Book clubs include “Black Expression Book Club,” which is dedicated to books by African American authors that meet online on Wednesday afternoons, “Mystery Book Club,” which meets to read and discuss mystery novels online on Wednesday afternoons and “Delaware Astronomical Society Book Club” focused on non-fiction books about astronomy and other STEM topics online on Thursday evenings.
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Serving readers in Hockessin, Delaware, Hockessin Bookshelf Book Clubs offers readers the opportunity to connect with like-minded readers who share similar literary interests. Hockessin Bookshelf is a book store located in Hockessin, Delaware, open seven days a week to visitors.
Hockessin Bookshelf Book Clubs are comprised of three different groups, “Eat Drink Read,” “Mystery Lovers Book Club,” and “Cookbook Book Club.” “Eat Drink Read” members meet monthly to discuss a shared fiction book, books like “Unsettled Ground” by Claire Fuller. “Mystery Lovers Book Club” meets on the second Monday evening of every month to go over the mystery novel of the month. “Cookbook Club” meet about 2-4 times a year at Coverdale Farm Preserve to discuss a selected cookbook, prepare a recipe from the book, and share a meal together with other book club members.
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A local Delaware book club that usually meets online for book discussions every month, It’s Lit Community Book Club is a book club that welcomes adult readers from the local community. It’s Lit Community Book Club was created as an initiative organized by the Wilmington Public Library and PowHER Book Club.
It’s Lit Community Book Club meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening every month. The book club focuses on literature by a writer that hails from the African diaspora and hopes to promote open book discussions about the book and the topics it introduces.
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Situated in Delaware, The DelArt Readers is a community book club that welcomes discussions about both fiction and non-fiction books. Once a month, The DelArt Readers decides on a book to read as a group as the basis for its monthly discussions on the last Thursday of every month.
Interested book club members should take a look at previous The DelArt Readers book selections, such as the non-fiction book “March: Book Three” by John Lewis and the fiction novel “Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keefe” by Dawn Tripp, among others. Participation is free of charge, and meetings are held online.
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WilmU Book Club is a book club hosted by Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware. WilmU Book Club meets online on the video platform Zoom and welcomes Wilmington University students, faculty, staff and alumni to join its online book club meetings.
WilmU Book Club meets online on the last Wednesday of every month in the afternoon. Books that WilmU Book Club has gone over in the past include “What Happened to you” by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey and “Ten Years A Nomad” by Matthew Kepnes. Participants can look forward to an interactive discussion alongside fellow book club members.
For more information about WilmU Book Club, check out their website.
10. The Bookbums
Delaware is home to The Bookbums, a book club organized by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is an organization that welcomes people of all genders, backgrounds and religious beliefs.
The Bookbums’ book club meetings take place both in person and virtually on Zoom, and are held on the third Friday of every month. Book club meetings encourage participants to share opinions and have discussions about the book of the month. “Moonstone” by Wilkie Collins and “Mozart’s Starling” by Lyanda Lynn Haupt are a few books that The Bookbums have read through as a group in the past.
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