book club


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

Examples of book club in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That includes missing out on seeing loved ones, not having weekly group activities like a book club, or just often feeling lonely. Brianna Abbott, WSJ, 10 Nov. 2023 Whether for book club, the new neighbors, or a weekend brunch, this will be your new go-to coffee cake recipe. Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, 10 Oct. 2023 Thank you for all the support and amazing participation all year long in our community book club. Donna Wares, Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2023 When word got around that a local activist planned to ask the Fairhope City Council to ban LGBTQ books from the teen section of the public library, library supporters, book clubs, and other community groups rallied to fight back. Mary Helene Hall |, al, 17 Sep. 2023 So in 2018, Jakes Roberts started Woman Evolve, which has become a women’s empowerment brand with a podcast, weekly devotional newsletter and book club. Joy Ashford, Dallas News, 12 Sep. 2023 While Noname has lately shifted her focus toward her book club and activist work, recent sets at MIKE’s Young World Festival in Brooklyn and her own Sundial Block Party in Chicago marked welcome returns to live performance. Madison Bloom, Pitchfork, 12 Sep. 2023 Lipa's book club and bonus material can be accessed on the Service95 site. Carly Tagen-Dye, Peoplemag, 24 Aug. 2023 Isaacson joined the newspaper’s community book club Sunday afternoon at the El Segundo Performing Arts Center. Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 2 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of book club was in 1904

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“Book club.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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