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Themes in Literature Book Club

       The Themes in Literature Book Club meets every month in 3-month theme cycles. Three works of literature that share a common theme (e.g. dystopia, books inspired by Shakespeare, illicit love, books adapted into movies) are read and discussed -- one novel with its own conversation each month. At least one classic and one contemporary novel are included in each theme's book selection. This group meets on the second Monday of every month at Book Culture on Columbus Ave (at 81st Street)at 7pm, and it runs for about an hour and a half.  The book club facilitators are Louise Barder and Loretta Murin. If you would like to join the book club, please join our Facebook group Themes in Literature Book Group (at Book Culture) where you can see information about our upcoming books and meetings, and you can choose to receive reminders and notifications. (Brief answers to the three questions we ask you before adding you to the group are required, to avoid bots and spammers.) If you're not on Facebook, please email us at themesinliterature@bookculture.com and ask to be added to our email information list.

The Queer Book Club 

       The Queer Book Club meets on the second Sunday of every month at 5pm to discuss queer fiction, nonfiction and poetry titles. All are welcome to attend, LGBT-identifying or otherwise. Discussion is expected to run for about an hour, and may include extension into contemporary issues surrounding LGBT-identifying people. This space may also be used to discuss LGBT activism and opportunities to engage social actions. Respectful, invitational dialogue is expected of all participants. Tanmoy Tom Das Lala and Casey Beck are the facilitators of the book club. Tom and Casey will collect feedback on what members wish to read and discuss as the book club grows and evolves. Check the event calendar to see what the book is for each month. Please submit questions to queerbc@bookculture.com.

Essays Book Club

       The Essays Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of every month to discuss a collection of essays. This group meets at Book Culture on 112th. Though the essay is a famously ancient form, this book club will focus largely on more contemporary essays. We will read collections by a variety of writers—men and women, experimental and traditional authors, from America and abroad—across a wide range of topics. Discussions will focus on both the subject matter of the books and the techniques employed by their authors. If you have questions or would like to join the book club, please email essaysbc@bookculture.com

Friday Night Book Club

      Our book group is for those who enjoy and want to discuss fiction. We select from a broad range of styles, authors and eras by alternating monthly between a classic and a contemporary work of fiction that is chosen by those present at a group meeting. We meet from 6:30 pm until 8 pm on the last Friday of each month at Book Culture on Columbus Ave. Each month the book selection and meeting time are posted in the Book Culture newsletter. All are welcome. If you have questions or would like to join the book club, please email fictionbc@bookculture.com.

Romance Book Club

      Led by Eloisa James, this book club is linked to our Book Culture Selects Romance subscription, as Eloisa and interested readers meet every other month to discuss featured titles in person. Do you live anywhere around New York City? Subscribers have first dibs to sign up for each meeting at the Columbus Avenue Book Culture. Come along, make friends, and hang out with romance readers who love the genre—and love to think about it in smart, fun ways. Whenever possible, guest authors will join the discussion. If you have questions, please email romance@bookculture.com.

LIC Cosmonauts' Guild

      Every month, we will meet to discuss a speculative fiction novel that is selected by those who attend the meeting. We will read Hugo and Nebula Award-winning fiction and new work from debut and established authors. The LIC Cosmonauts' Guild will meet at 6:30 on the third Thursday of each month at Book Culture LIC. Each month the book selection and meeting time are posted in the Book Culture newsletter. All are welcome. If you have questions or would like to join the book club, please email cosmonautsbc@bookculture.com.

Contemporary Poetry Book Club

      The Contemporary Poetry Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at Book Culture on 112th Street to discuss collections of poetry that have been published in the past two years. It aims to read and discuss poets from diverse races, genders, sexualities, and backgrounds. While some of the collections may include experimental or avant-garde poetry, no prior background of education is necessary to join the group. The book club tries to foster discussion, appreciation, and respectful critique of some of the most exciting poetry being published today. If you would like to join the book club, please sign up here. If you have any questions, please email poetrybc@bookculture.com.

Raising Little Humans Book Club

      The Raising Little Humans Book Club meets the last Monday of every month at 7:00pm at Book Culture LIC. We'll read about current topics in parenting and child development as we try to better comprehend and coexist with our own little humans. All looking to better understand the little people in their lives are welcome! Books will be selected at our monthly meeting and available for purchase at the store. If you have questions or would like to join the book club, please email littlehumansbc@bookculture.com