Book Clubs

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


Radical Romance Book Club

The Radical Romance book club spotlights romantic fiction that advocates for diverse representation in all eras and celebrates happily-ever-afters for all races, orientations, beliefs, sizes, and abilities. The Radical Romance Book Club meets on the second Monday of every month.


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 Thursday of every month.


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. 


KCTS 9 Book Club

KCTS 9 Book Club is a virtual book club event series created in collaboration with KCTS 9 and PBS Books. A rotating group of Washington authors select fiction books by other writers based on themes featured in current PBS programs. They will also host the monthly virtual discussions with readers. The KCTS 9 Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month. 


Queer Lit Book Club

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


Social Justice Syllabus vol V: Native Lands, Native Lives

Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Syllabus Book Club invites community members to read together on themes related to equality and justice. In our fifth series, Native Lands, Native Lives, we will spend the year reading histories, novels, and poetry by and about Native Americans, with a particular focus on some of the Native stories from the Seattle region. Join us on the last Thursday of every month for insightful conversation.


Past clubs

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

Our Reading Through It book club launched after the 2016 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 concluded in December 2021. The discussions were led by Marcus Harrison Green, publisher of The South Seattle Emerald, and Neal Morton, Western education reporter for The Hechinger Report.