Book Club to Go Bags

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Book Club to Go bags are designed for local book groups looking to conveniently borrow multiple copies of interesting fiction and nonfiction titles to read and discuss. Each bag:

  • Contains 10 copies of a specific book. 
  • Circulates for 8 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Available Titles

  • Scroll below to view a full list of available fiction and nonfiction titles. To view or reserve an item on the list in our catalog, just click on the link in the title. Or, go to and search using the subject "book club kits."
  • We plan to build and maintain a collection of 45-50 Book Club to Go bags, which we will regularly update and refresh; so be sure to check here periodically for new titles!
  • Have a title you think would make a great Book Club to Go bag? Let us know!
Reading Guides
  • A brief reading guide - with links to reviews, author interviews, and discussion questions - is also available for many of the titles. Just click on "View Guide" next to the title.
 Photo of Books Kits on Shelf

Fiction Titles by Author

Author Title  Reading Guide
Adiche, Chimamanda Ngozi Americanah View Guide
Alvarez, Julia Afterlife View Guide
Backman, Fredrik A Man Called Ove View Guide
Barbery, Muriel The Elegance of the Hedgehog View Guide
Bennett, Brit The Vanishing Half
Doerr, Anthony All the Light We Cannot See View Guide
Ferrante, Elena My Brilliant Friend View Guide
George, Nina The Little Paris Bookshop View Guide
Jiles, Paulette News of the World View Guide
Kline, Christina Baker Orphan Train View Guide
Nguyen, Viet Thanh The Sympathizer View Guide
Owens, Della Where the Crawdads Sing  
Patchett, Ann Commonwealth View Guide
Patchett, Ann The Dutch House View Guide
Shaffer, Mary Ann The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  
Toibin, Colm Brooklyn  
Towles, Amor A Gentleman in Moscow  
Whitehead, Colson The Nickel Boys  

Nonfiction Titles by Author

Author Title Reading Guide
Brown, Daniel The Boys in the Boat View Guide
Coates, Ta-Nehisi Between the World and Me  
Desmond, Matthew Evicted View Guide
Didion, Joan The Year of Magical Thinking  
Larson, Erik The Devil in the White City  
Millard, Candice Destiny of the Republic  
Moore, Wes The Other Wes Moore  
Obama, Michelle Becoming  
Shetterly, Margot Lee Hidden Figures  
Vance, J.D. Hillbilly Elegy  
Wilkerson, Isabel Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent  
Winchester, Simon The Professor and the Madman