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:
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.
Booze & Lasers meets on the third Monday of every month to discuss a science fiction or fantasy book.
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 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. KCTS 9 Reads meets on the third Wednesday of every month.
Join us on a journey through contemporary queer literature! The Queer Lit Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of every month.
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 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.
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 third series, Pages Against the Patriarchy, explored what patriarchy is, how it affects us, and looked at other ways of living. In our fourth series, Policing & Protest, we're explore the role of policing in the United States, its impacts on marginalized communities, and what solutions we can help build for our communities going forward. The second half of the series will look at community protest action, its history and effectiveness, and how protest movements can be used to build a more just future for all. Join us on the last Sunday of every month for insightful conversation.