Book Clubs & Groups

Book Passage specializes in bringing the best books to readers—and bringing readers together! Book Passage Book Groups are operated through our Classes Programming. They are led by outstanding instructors and Bay Area book group facilitators like Carol Benet, Liz Epstein, Pamela Feinsilber, Joe Herzberg, Pat Holt, Lawrence White and others. They typically meet over an extended session, either weekly or monthly, and cover a wide range of interests and genres.

The Book Passage Signed First Editions Club is a monthly book club by mail. Members receive a monthly signed first edition of an emerging author who shows exceptional talent and promise. Many of our selected authors go on to major literary acclaim, receiving national literary awards. Our club's latest prize-winning author, Paul Harding, just received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Because Book Passage was an early champion of the book (our head buyer convinced the press to print a small run of hardcover editions for our club members, rather than the originally planned softcover only), members of the Book Passsage
Signed First Editions Club received the only signed first editions of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel!

Aunt Lydia Book Club members receive monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly book selections based on their own reading preferences and interests. Our club coordinator surveys the tastes of each member at the beginning of their membership to get a feel for the types of books the member enjoys, and then she scouts for just the right books to send them. Many customers give the Aunt Lydia Book Club as a gift. Each selection comes gift wrapped and with a nice card attached, so it's truly an amazing gift to give a book-loving friend or loved one! And, it is a wonderful gift to give yourself, too! Plus, any selection is fully returnable, but most of our members love the hand-picked selections they receive! It's like having a personal shopper for bibliophiles!

Book Passage is fully committed to Book Clubs out in the community, too. We help readers in the Bay Area organize their own book clubs. Community book clubs may register their clubs with Book Passage to receive a 10% discount on book selections. Our book clubs coordinator can help suggest just the right titles for your book club, too.
Plus, we occassionally host special events for book clubs at our stores, and registered clubs can receive reserved seating at select author events.

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