Book Clubs

In accordance with current health guidelines, our Seward Park location's in-store book clubs are meeting virtually on Zoom until further notice. Registration is free, but required to join in the conversation.

All monthly book club titles are discounted 20% at our Seward Park location for the month prior to the book club meeting. Orders placed on our website are not eligible for discounts at this time, so please make your purchase over the phone (206-474-2200) or in our Seward Park store to receive the book club discount. 

All are welcome and no purchase is required. Book clubs meet once a month at 7pm.

A list of our virtual book clubs, along with links to their reading lists and meeting registration, can be found, below:


Reading Through It: A Political Science & Current Affairs Book Club

Our Reading Through It book club launched in 2016 after the election as a way for our community to come together and explore what it means to be an American, where we're going, and how we might fix our greatest problems. Reading Through It meets on the first Wednesday of every month. The discussions are led by Marcus Harrison Green, publisher of The South Seattle Emerald, and Neal Morton, Western education reporter for The Hechinger Report.


Black Lit Book Club

The Black Lit Book Club explores the works of Black authors from Africa and across the diaspora. Intended as a space where Black, Indigenous, and other people of color can come together, it meets on the second Sunday of every month and is hosted by Isis of Sistah Scifi, an online community and bookstore that highlights literature written by Black women. You can support Isis and Sistah Scifi by purchasing some incredible literary merch here.


Booze and Lasers Book Club

Booze & Lasers meets on the third Monday of every month to discuss a science fiction or fantasy book.


In Translation Book Club

Launched at the beginning of 2020, the In Translation Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month to discuss translated books from around the globe. 


Queer Lit Book Club

Join Seward Park booksellers on a journey through contemporary queer literature! The Queer Lit Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of every month.


Social Justice Syllabus: Pages Against the Patriarchy

Our Social Justice Syllabus Book Club launched in 2017 as Kaepernick's Reading List, based on a New York Times article which described a list of books inspirational to quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s rise to activism. In the second part of this series, Borders, we read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about immigration, asylum, and borders. Our current series, Pages Against the Patriarchy, explores what patriarchy is, how it affects us, and asks the question: are there other ways of living? Writer and pro bono immigration attorney C. Hudak is the founder of the Social Justice Syllabus Book Club. She collaborated with Third Place Books to develop the SJS reading lists and hosts the monthly discussions. Social Justice Syllabus meets on the last Sunday of every month.