If you’re a lover of books, why not join a local book club? We’ve featured 10 top book clubs in Michigan below.
1. Brews and Books Metro Detroit
Brews and Books Metro Detroit is a book club out of Northville, Michigan. Organizer Ana helps manage this tight-knit private group of book lovers who also enjoy sampling locally brewed beer. The book club is full of members who enjoy meeting new friends and sharing ideas and opinions about the current book of the month.
The monthly book club meetings are usually held at a brew pub in the area and at restaurants or other bars. The book club usually meets on Wednesday evenings and has covered books like “Crying in H Mart” by Michelle Zauner and “The Mezzanine” by Nicholas Baker.
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2. The Book Club of Detroit
Located in Detroit, Michigan, The Book Club of Detroit is a book club made up of book enthusiasts from different backgrounds who share a common interest in great books and the discussions that follow. Part of the Fellowship of American Bibliophile Societies (FABS) in the United States, The Book Club of Detroit is proud of its history, originally founded back in 1957.
Interested members can join The Book Club of Detroit with a membership application that includes a membership fee that can range from 35 dollars for a single person or a family membership for 50 dollar annually. Members will enjoy being a part of a strong fraternity of book lovers, and a membership that allows them access to private exhibits and libraries, as well as invitations to club programs and events.
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3. The Nerdy Girl Book Club
Situated in Royal Oak, Michigan, The Nerdy Girl Book Club caters to a segment of the female population who love to read and are extremely passionate about their favorite books. Group leader Cara Murphy helps manage questions and concerns from group members, including inquiries about joining the private Meetup.com group.
The Nerdy Girl Book Club welcomes all women who have a particularly strong interest in books and want to discuss books in greater detail with other women who feel the same way. Connect with fellow group members over book club sessions, which include book discussions about books like “Yes Please” by Amy Poehler and “Howard’s End” by E.M. Forster.
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4. The Geeky Genres Book Club
The Geeky Genres Book Club is a book club run by organizer Scott F through the website Meetup.com. Based in Roseville, Michigan, The Geeky Genres Book Club welcomes any readers interested in discussing books of science fiction, fantasy, and alternate history.
The group meets monthly on Saturday afternoons to discuss books like “She Would Be King” by Wayétu Moore and “Autonomous” by Annalee Newitz. For those looking for a place to meet new people who like to think outside the box, The Geeky Genres Book Club is a great place to start and look for those relationships.
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5. Business Book Babes
Women who are ambitious, passionate about learning new business skills and love reading should find time to check out Business Book Babes. The Detroit, Michigan-based is a book club that welcomes business-minded women from all disciplines.
Organizer Sadae Hilliard manages Business Book Babes and its members. Participants have the opportunity to speak with other similarly motivated women, learn more about their unique careers and gain inspiration and practical ideas to advance in their own business aspirations.
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6. Fables and Reflections
Managed by group organizer Peter Lucas, Fables and Reflections is a book club in Berkley, Michigan that is passionate about books related to science fiction and fantasy. Meeting up monthly on Friday evenings, Fables and Reflections is a group of individuals who are committed to their love of books about a different type of reality.
Fables and Reflections welcomes members to suggest books to read and ideas to discuss. In addition to their regular book club meetings where these inspired discussions take place, Fables and Reflections is continuing to evolve and has even added movie viewings as an option for their more recent events.
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7. My Sisters Book Club
My Sisters Book Club is a book club in Southfield that meets monthly on Thursday evenings. Book club meetings are sometimes held at book club members’ homes, allowing for a more intimate and personal experience over the standard restaurant or bar. New members should know that the group reserves the right to decide who is invited to these more personal gatherings.
Aside from these home gatherings, My Sisters Book Club meets in person (in a public place) or online. Organizer Tava Scott helps to manage these meetings, as well as field any questions and inquiries from prospective new joiners. My Sisters Book Club reads books like “The Love of My Life” by Rosie Walsh and “He Gets That From Me” by Jacqueline Friedland.
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8. Bookmark’D Bookclub
Supporting readers in Detroit, Michigan, Bookmark’D Bookclub is a collective of men and women local to the city of Detroit who love to read. In addition to simply being a group of book lovers, Bookmark’D Bookclub also has the greater vision of promoting literacy and the love of books in and around the city of Detroit.
Bookmark’D Bookclub is organized by Marilyn Griffin, who is also a Detroit local and a member of Bookmark’D Bookclub since 2019. All participants are asked to pay a 5-dollar fee to help pay for upkeep on Meetup.com.
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9. Atheist Scholars
Leader Norm Cohen founded Atheist Scholars in 2011, a book club in Birmingham, Michigan, that welcomes atheists through encouraging active discussion and promoting supportive relationships between group members. Atheist Scholars strictly reserves the right of membership to people who consider themselves atheists to be able to focus their support and service towards like-minded individuals.
Participants can apply for a membership through Atheist Scholars’s Meetup.com website or by speaking with Norm for more information. The group usually meets online on Tuesday evenings, discussing books like “Separating Church and State” by Steven K. Green and “The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going” by Ryan P. Burge.
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10. SE Michigan Women’s Codependent No More Book Meetup
For women seeking independence and wanting to meet with other women who feel the same way, SE Michigan Women’s Codependent No More Book Meetup is a book club that seconds as a support community. Leader Heather helps to organize group meetings and helps select the book of the month to discuss, as well as field any questions and concerns from members.
SE Michigan Women’s Codependent No More Book Meetup runs out of Farmington, Michigan. Participants are asked for a 1-dollar fee for every book club meeting, which will go towards maintaining the Meetup.com website or room rentals at libraries for in-person book club meetings.
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