Besides your daily Raleigh news updates, what other reading for pleasure do you partake in?
If your answer is all the books, all the time, we’ve got good news — book worms abound in our community. Check out 11+ book clubs you can join in Raleigh.
Pro tip: Before you saunter into these book clubs, you might need to email or apply to join.
Quail Ridge Book Clubs | Various dates
- Whether you’re a romance novel exclusive, a die-hard science fiction fan, or a contemporary fiction lover, there’s a Quail Ridge Book Club for that. Choose from ~20 different book clubs + receive 21% off your assigned book when you buy it in-store.
Read in Peace Book Club | The third Thursday of each month
- This club meets at Historic Oakwood Cemetery. Gather around the tombstones for coffee, community, and to discuss books related to death, local history, cemeteries, and monumental art. The next meeting is Thurs., Sept. 15 from 9-11 a.m. to discuss “Fresh Water for Flowers” by Valerie Perrin.
Vita Vite Book Club | Various dates (typically the last Monday of the month)
- Head to Vita Vite Downtown or Midtown once a month to discuss books ranging from Christina Lauren’s fiction novel “The Unhoneymooners” to Stanley Tucci’s memoir “Taste: My Life Through Food.” The club’s next meeting is Mon., Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. to discuss Inez Ribustello’s “Life After Windows” — they’ll even be hosting Inez in person.
Authors of Color Book Club | Monthly on Sundays
- This book club is dedicated to reading works written by BIPOC authors and was originally inspired by this Roxanne Gay article in The Rumpus. The next meeting is Sun., Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. to discuss Yaa Gyasi’s “Transcendent Kingdom.”
33 1/3 Book Club | Monthly (typically on Mondays)
- A collaboration between So & So Books and Nice Price Books and Records, this club exclusively discusses books from the 33 1/3 book series. Each short book is based on a different musical artist’s record, including records by Neil Young, The Velvet Underground, and Blondie. The next meeting is Mon., Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., with drinks + snacks available.
📚 Even more local book clubs
- Chapters and Cabernet
- Between the Tropes Book Club
- Raleigh Durham Book Club
- Drinking Club with a Reading Problem
- The Raleigh Women’s Book Club
- Books, Brunches & Booze
- Romance Lovers Book Club
- Yoga Soullective Book Club
Psst — Do you lead or take part in a book club that’s open for new members? Let us know what your club is all about.