The Book Thieves Book Club


Next virtual meeting: October 1, 7-8 pm to choose books for 2021

A note from Book Thieves’ coordinators Tate DeCaro and Meredith Smith:

As of June 18, 2020: Book Thieves will switch to an online format for the remainder of our 2020 meetings (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.). If you would like to join either meeting please email to be added to our distribution list! Thieves will receive a Zoom link the week of each meeting via email. We will reevaluate in December. 

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About the Book Thieves:

We are a lively group of bibliophiles who enjoy eating, drinking 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 2020 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. 

2020 Book Thieves Calendar:

  1. February 6: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, by Patrick Radden
  2. March 5: Severance, by Ling Ma
  3. May 7: Disoriental, by Negar Djavadi (via Zoom)
  4. June 4: A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess (via Zoom)
  5. August 6: The Starless Sea, by Erin Morgenstern
  6. September 3: Name All the Animals, by Alison Smith
  7. October 1: Book Picking, for 2021
  8. November 5: Calling Dr. Laura, by Nicole Georges
  9. December 3: The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates + Holiday Party

Browse previous book club picks

Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547615592
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Mariner Books - January 22nd, 2013

Meeting on November 5 at 7 pm. Email to be added to the Book Thieves distribution list. 

The Water Dancer: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399590597
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: One World - September 24th, 2019

Meeting and Holiday Party on December 3 at 7 pm. Email to be added to the Book Thieves distribution list.