Join one of Midtown Reader’s monthly book clubs.

You can pick one, or join all 4!

Scroll down to learn more about each club, the bookseller who leads it,

and what their picks are this season.

Midtown Reader Book Clubs 2022

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Decolonial Dive with Amada Barrios

Considering history is what Amada lives and breathes- is it a surprise this is his first book club?

This season's titles are:

  • Discourse on Colonialism by Aime Cesaire

  • Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano

  • Central America’s Forgotten History by Aviva Chomsky

This season the meeting dates are:

  • 9/4/2022

  • 10/2/2022

  • 11/6/2022

These books, and the discussions we will be engaging in, will be focused on creating a more holistic understanding of US/European imperialism and colonialism– and its implications in Latin America and the world today. If you’re a complete beginner to to Latin American history or a seasoned vet, this book club is for you! 


This club is for anyone with an interest in understanding how to critically look at history and systems of exploitation, and knowing where to look for accessible and reliable information.

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Fight Club Book Club with Gina Marks

The first rule of book club is that you talk about book club. Fight Club Book Club will explore 90s fiction centering around masculine identities. We'll talk violence and vulgarity, films and cultural legacies, and whatever else the conversation carries us to. Come join us for mischief and mayhem (and probably some soap) 

This season's titles are:

  • American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

  • Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

This season the meeting dates are:

  • 9/11/2022

  • 10/9/2022

  • 11/13/2022


Murder & Mind Games 

with Jill Hart and Sally Bradshaw

Jill & Sally love a good mystery! If you love thrillers and mystery as well, you'll LOVE this book club. 

This season's titles are: 

  • Verity by Colleen Hoover

  • Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

  • Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell


This season the meeting dates are:

  • 9/18/2022

  • 10/16/2022

  • 11/20/2022

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Not Your Mom's Romance

with Johana-Marie Williams

This book club showcases how Romance has grown to meet the challenges of the 21st-century reader. Read these books with us to see how next-gen authors are diving into character development, consent, and representation while still giving us that sweet sweet happily ever!

This season's titles are:

• The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel

• A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland

• Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade

This season the meeting dates are:

  • 9/25/2022

  • 10/23/2022

  • 11/27/2022

While anyone and everyone is welcome to attend book club (you don’t have to buy from us) we’ve put together a special Book Club Member subscription option!


You can pay one fee for the 3-month period and you’ll receive:

  • A copy of each book your club is reading

  • A Midtown Reader gift

  • A special gift your book club leader will pick for you


Other perks of subscribing to the book club include:

  • Free home delivery or shipping

  • A discount at Argonaut Cafe during book club meetings

  • A chance to meet and chat with other book lovers