The Book Thieves

We are a lively group of bibliophiles who enjoy eating, drinking (21+) and, most importantly, talking about books together. We are about as relaxed a group as they come, so don’t be intimidated. You are welcome to drop in to chat about a book that especially interests you, or join us for the whole season! 

We read eight books per year, and meet for round table discussions on the first Thursday of the month, 7 – 8 pm, except October (see our calendar below). On the first Thursday of October, we meet to select our slate of books for the upcoming year. We read a mixture of fiction and nonfiction, with a goal of reading a diverse group of books each year (style, author, & genre).

When we’re not social distancing, we gather at Writers & Books on University Ave. Book Thieves are invited to bring a dish, snack, or drink to share, and of course, an enthusiasm for all things literary! Ampersand, Writers & Books’ indie bookstore, stocks the titles we choose, and makes them available at a 15% discount. 


2022 Book Thieves Calendar:

Note:  Book club selections are always 15% off! Browse upcoming reads at the bottom of this page.

January - OFF

February 3 A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles

March 3Sing to It: New Stories, by Amy Hempel

April - OFF

May 5 - The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig

June 2 - Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston

July - OFF

August 4 - Negroland: A Memoir, by Margo Jefferson

September 1 - (Hold for Rochester Reads)

October 6 - book picking for 2023

November 3 - Bellweather Rhapsody, by Kate Racculia - Zoom call with the author

December 1Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir, by Robin Ha (and Holiday Party)


Join the Discussion:

The Book Thieves will be meeting in an online format until further notice (7:00 - 8:00 pm). If you would like to join our meetings please email chrisf@wab.org to be added to our distribution list! Thieves will receive a Zoom link the week of each meeting by email.

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A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel By Amor Towles Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780143110439
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019

Meeting on February 3, 2022 at 7 pm. Email chrisf@wab.org to be added to the Book Thieves distribution list. 


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Sing to It: Stories By Amy Hempel Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9781982109127
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Scribner - November 12th, 2019

Meeting on March 3, 2022 at 7 pm. Email chrisf@wab.org to be added to the Book Thieves distribution list. 


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The Midnight Library: A Novel By Matt Haig Cover Image
$22.10
ISBN: 9780525559474
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Viking - September 29th, 2020

Meeting on May 5, 2022 at 7 pm. Email chrisf@wab.org to be added to the Book Thieves distribution list. 


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Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel By Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780060838676
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Amistad - March 19th, 2013

Meeting on June 5, 2022 at 7 pm. Email chrisf@wab.org to be added to the Book Thieves distribution list. 


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Negroland: A Memoir By Margo Jefferson Cover Image
$14.58
ISBN: 9780307473431
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Vintage - August 23rd, 2016

Meeting on August 4, 2022 at 7 pm. Email chrisf@wab.org to be added to the Book Thieves distribution list. 


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Bellweather Rhapsody By Kate Racculia Cover Image
$14.44
ISBN: 9780544483910
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Mariner Books - June 2nd, 2015

Meeting on November 3, 2022 at 7 pm. Email chrisf@wab.org to be added to the Book Thieves distribution list. 


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Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator)
$11.04
ISBN: 9780062685094
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 28th, 2020

Meeting on December 1, 2022 at 7 pm. Email chrisf@wab.org to be added to the Book Thieves distribution list.