If you’re trying to find details of book clubs in Edmonton all in one place, we’ve featured 10 in the list below.
South Edmonton Young Adult (YA) Book Club is a book club that welcomes book lovers of young adult fiction literature. The book club meets monthly at their usual location in Central Park. Managed by co-moderators Samantha and Vanessa, South Edmonton Young Adult (YA) Book Club, the group continues to grow and enjoys a healthy number of participants at every book club meeting.
For examples of some of the books that South Edmonton Young Adult (YA) Book Club has read in the past, look at “A Wizard of Earthsea” by Ursula K. Le Guin and “Cleopatra Confesses” by Carolyn Meyer. In addition to the typical young adult fiction, readers can look forward to exploring other fiction genres, including historical, romance, fantasy and horror novels.
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Based in a number of locations, including one in Edmonton, Alberta, Forever Young Adult is a book club made up of readers who enjoy young adult fiction, regardless of their current ages. The organization was founded in 2009 and is managed by several dedicated editors, including Sarah Pitre, Mandy Wan, Mandy Curtis, Rosemary Hallmark and Stephanie Johnston.
Some of the books that Forever Young Adult has gone over include “If I Was Your Girl” by Meredith Russo and “Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index” by Julie Israel. Book club meetings take place once a month but may differ by date and time. Interested members are encouraged to check out information on their website.
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NRR Book Club is a book club that meets in Edmonton, Alberta. Originally founded by a group of friends who enjoy running, a book club founded on their love of non-running related books resulted in the NRR Book Club, including fiction and non-fiction books of various genres.
Learn more about NRR Book Club but look at the books they’ve read as a group in the past, including “Fifty Percent of Mountaineering is Uphill” by Susanna Pfisterer and “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole. Interested book club members can look forward to connecting with other like-minded individuals who love to run and read!
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4. The Gloss
With multiple international chapters, The Gloss is a book club and social circle with an active chapter in Edmonton, Alberta. Their Edmonton location is led by co-hosts Teslene Walters and Vesna, who help passionate readers who are looking for a community come together.
A membership to The Gloss’s Edmonton chapter will cost interested participants 55 Canadian dollars, which gives members access to various in-person and online events, including opportunities to meet authors and products like The Gloss’s exclusive tote bag.
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The Book Clubs of EPL are a number of book clubs run by the Edmonton Public Library network. The public service serves individuals within the city of Edmonton, Alberta and seeks to connect people of all ages and genders to a reading community that they can relate to and find support.
The Book Clubs of EPL range in availability in terms of the type of books read, with various book clubs that focus on various fiction and non-fiction genres of reading, as well as age and gender, for readers who prefer reading with people of a similar age or cultural background. Book club meetings vary depending on the club in terms of date, time and whether they meet in-person or online.
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Situated in Edmonton, Alberta, Edmonton Women’s Book Club is book club of Edmonton women that meets monthly to discuss an agreed-upon book that members have been reading. On Wednesday evenings, the book club meets in person at different venues around Edmonton, including restaurants and pubs.
“Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus and “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion are examples of a few books that hopefully give you an idea of the style of book that Edmonton Women’s Book Club likes to read together. Group organizer Trish W can answer any further questions interested participants might have through their Meetup.com page.
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Edmonton’s Bibliophile Anonymous is a book club run by group organizer Joseph Caouette. Situated in Edmonton, Alberta, the private Meetup.com group is passionate about reading books and discussing new ideas and interpretations that group members might have on their shared reading material.
Group members vote on books to ensure that all members have a fair say in what’s being read and talked about. Look at some of the titles that Edmonton’s Bibliophile Anonymous has discussed in the past, such as “The Dharma Bums” by Jack Kerouac and “Then We Came To The End” by Joshua Ferris.
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Edmonton, Alberta is home to Vintage Fork Book Club, a book club established by Vintage Fork, a local restaurant with a particular passion for tea. Since 2020, when the restaurant was forced to close because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has converted its website into an ordering platform for tea and other new ventures, such as their online Vintage Fork Book Club.
Vintage Fork Book Club members will receive emails regarding the book of the month. Book club meetings are also online, and all members are welcome to participate, regardless of how much progress they’ve been able to make through the book. “Peace by Chocolate” by Jon Tattrie and “I Was Told It Would Get Easier” by Abbi Waxman are a few examples of the kinds of books that Vintage Fork Book Club likes to go through as a book club.
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SEESA Book Club is a book club run through SEESA, the South East Edmonton Seniors Association, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In addition to reading, the senior (55 years and older) members of SEESA participate in activities such as dance, physical exercise, and volunteering.
Members of the SEESA Book Club can look forward to the same sort of warm welcome and friendliness as the rest of the organization regularly provides newcomers and interested participants. Interested book lovers can read out to Maggie Hensel for more information about SEESA Book Club, which meets monthly on Thursday afternoons.
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10. RISE Book Club
Founded in 2015, Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton (RISE) is an organization with the mission to continue the work necessary to move closer to reconciliation in the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada community. As part of its larger community and mission, RISE Book Club is a book club open to participants who are interested in learning more about reconciliation efforts in city and province.
RISE Book Club meets online, and information such as meeting times and dates are available through their website and their partner, the Edmonton Public Library (EPL). Some of the topics and issues discussed include the history of the Metis people in the area and related reconciliation efforts, based on books such as “Stories of Metis Women: Tales my Kookum Told Me” by Bailey Oster and Marilyn Lizee.
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