book club


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

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She's also helped launched the careers of a number of authors through her book club and has promoted arts and culture through her philanthropy and on The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Oprah Winfrey Just Got A Year-Long Exhibition At The National Museum of African American History and Culture," 5 June 2018 Women mentoring women in the workplace is a central subject of Meg Wolitzer’s timely new novel, The Female Persuasion, which was recently selected as the first book in Barnes & Noble’s new national book club. Catie L'heureux, The Cut, "What Does a Modern Feminist Mentorship Look Like?," 3 Apr. 2018 The book was a September pick of Witherspoon's book club and an instant best-seller, appearing on many year-end best-of lists for 2017. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington to Star in 'Little Fires Everywhere' TV Series," 2 Mar. 2018 Some great tween/teen sites: (cool, boy-friendly picks), (tons of reviews and info on how to start a book club), and (an online book community for teen girls that has a young-adult author in residence). Charlotte Latvala, Good Housekeeping, "Help Your Kids Make the Most of Summer," 4 May 2010 The Great American Read has a book club running on Facebook with nearly 33,000 members to date. Rachel King, Fortune, "Book Clubs Are Really Having a Moment Right Now," 2 July 2018 Her jump into countless book clubs has whetted Ms. Rau’s reading appetite. Haley Velasco, WSJ, "Too Busy for a Book Club? Join an Online Version," 11 July 2018 Like the current commander-in-chief, the media mogul and book club queen is a celebrity. Ariana Romero,, "The Handmaid's Tale Needed Oprah As Much As We Do," 27 June 2018 The exhibition explores how Winfrey used the show to raise conversations around race, equality and gender through her interviews, improvement segments, and popular book club discussions. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Oprah Winfrey Just Got A Year-Long Exhibition At The National Museum of African American History and Culture," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of book club

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of book club

: 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

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