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. To be eligible for the book club discount, select "Curbside Pickup at Seward Park" on our website, or make your purchase over the phone (206-474-2200) or in our Seward Park store.

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.


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: Policing & Protest

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.


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. The fourth series of Social Justice Syllabus, Policing and Protest, will begin in September 2020.