book club

noun

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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Many cities have nurtured book clubs and literacy initiatives to build and bind communities. Christopher Johnston, The Christian Science Monitor, "Cleveland uses literature to empower youth, overcome social divides," 9 July 2018 In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton, then 29, was wrongfully convicted of two counts of capital murder, according to the book club announcement. Sam Gillette, PEOPLE.com, "Oprah Winfrey Calls New Book Club Pick, The Sun Does Shine, an 'Unbelievable, Dramatic True Story'," 5 June 2018 The book club patron who has read the book electronically still wants the face time with other readers. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Villager Q & A: Lynn Garcia, Donna Dzierlenga - Montgomery County library branch managers," 19 May 2018 When Vivian introduces her wine-guzzling book club friends to the erotic words of E.L. James, things heat up on and off the page. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "9 movies romance junkies need to see this year," 4 May 2018 Getty ImagesDia Dipasupil Michelle Obama has traveled from city to city to talk about her memoir Becoming (our #ReadWithMC book club pick this month!), and her final leg in the States dropped her off in Brooklyn, New York. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Michelle Obama Wore a Pair of Glittery Balenciaga Boots for the Last Stop on Her 'Becoming' Tour," 20 Dec. 2018 Using a format reminiscent of a book club, wine and cocktail expert Maureen Christian Petrosky compiled this guide to appreciating and trying cocktails in a group setting. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "12 Cocktail Books to Improve Your Bartending Skills," 9 Nov. 2018 Reese Witherspoon just announced her September book club pick, Where the Crawdads Sing by New York Times bestselling writer, Delia Owens. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "Reese Witherspoon's September Book Club Pick Is "Painfully Beautiful"," 12 Sep. 2018 The library's adult book club meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of book club

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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book club

noun

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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