book club


book club

noun

: an organization that sells books to its members at low prices

: a group of people who meet to talk about the books that they are reading

Full Definition of BOOK CLUB

1
:  an organization that ships selected books to members usually on a regular schedule and often at discount prices
2
:  a group of people who meet regularly to discuss books they are reading

First Known Use of BOOK CLUB

1905

book club

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Marketing service that offers books to subscribers through the mail, often at reduced prices. The first U.S. book club, the Book-of-the-Month Club, was founded in 1926; the rival Literary Guild appeared a year later. By the 1980s nearly 100 book clubs existed in the U.S., most of them specialized (e.g., for history books, mysteries, etc.). A common incentive for attracting new members is the offer of several free or heavily discounted books; long-standing members often receive bonuses.

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