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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Many are for film or television—and have grown out of books picked by Witherspoon for her book club, an Oprah-like venture that lives chiefly on Instagram, where its total number of followers inches toward 800,000. Zoë Ghertner, Vogue, "Reese Witherspoon: Activist, Advocate, Hollywood’s Moral Compass," 10 Jan. 2019 Marie Claire's virtual community of book lovers who may not have the time to attend a book club IRL. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Why Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' Is Required Reading," 1 Jan. 2019 For those not members of a bestseller book club, the narrative setup and introduction of characters can seem distinctly 19th century. Charles Mcnulty,, "The women of 'A Thousand Splendid Suns,' casting a spell onstage," 5 June 2018 Pages by the Pint Pages by the Pint book club will meet at 8 p.m. June 26 at No Label Brewery, 5351 1st St. in Katy. Houston Chronicle, "Katy-area calendar of events," 18 June 2018 Fran was an avid reader and founded one of the earliest book clubs in the community in 1953., "Frances A. Waltman," 3 Apr. 2018 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,, "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

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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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