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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The book was an enormous hit after it was selected for Oprah Winfrey’s book club. Daniela Altimari,, "Once-celebrated prison writing program led by author Wally Lamb is now under investigation by the state," 15 July 2019 Your heartstrings could be pulled to an unlikely place at a book club or sorority meeting or through a mutual friend. Sonja Marie, Essence, "Cancer, It's Time To Feel The Love! Here Are July 2019 Horoscopes For All," 1 July 2019 To assume Hager comes armed with a screening crew is to miss what has made her book club such a breakout success. David Canfield,, "How Jenna Bush Hager became the new book club queen," 24 June 2019 The idea for our paper cocktail napkins came from one of our customers who couldn’t find any appropriate napkins for her book club—thank you! The Reader's Catalog, "Booklover's Cocktail Napkins," 17 June 2019 The idea is that users in big groups — like a book club or surfing club — will be able to have smaller conversations about things like local meetups that may not be relevant to the entire group. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Facebook is adding support for 250-person chats in Groups," 11 Oct. 2018 The dark web hosts book clubs, treatises on freedom, the Bible — all life-threatening material in certain countries. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, "How to Access the Dark Web," 30 June 2019 Reading groups and book clubs abound in South Florida. Oline Cogdill,, "July book events: South Florida Book Festival kicks off with culinary reception," 27 June 2019 The owners plan to hold wine tastings and play host to book clubs and film talks (Charles E. Fromage is a block from the Times Cinema). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Charles E. Fromage, serving beer, wine and snacks, opens in Washington Heights," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of book club

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of book club was in 1904

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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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