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BlaQue Magic Readers Book Club
Birmingham
Are you looking for something fun, sophisticated and fascinating to do? Looking for a place to meet interesting, well-rounded individuals? Then BlaQue Magic Readers Book Club might be the place for you.
BlaQue Magic Readers Book Club is a coed book group that meets one Sunday (usually the fourth) out of every month. Our aim is to simply gather to discuss classic and contemporary fiction (usually African American) and occasionally non-fiction, (delving into the realms of politics, economics, religion, philosophy, sociology, and science). Needless to say, we are a group of book lovers who enjoy thought provoking, in-depth discussions about literature. For more information please contact please contact Marquelon Sigler by emailing. Visit us online at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/blaquemagicreadersbookclub

Conversations Book Club in Montgomery
Conversations Book Club in Montgomery, AL is a group comprised of individuals who love a good book and want to meet the authors behind them. We are open to all genres, races and genders---the only requirement being that you must have a serious addiction for the written word. Founded by Conversations Book Club President Cyrus A. Webb, the group will meet every 4th Saturday at the Quality Inn and Suites (2705 E. South Blvd) in Montgomery, AL at 1p.m. Each meeting will consist of a book discussion and meet and greet with authors. Look forward to seeing bestselling authors L. A. Banks, Allison Hobbs, Dywane Birch, Lee Hayes, Shelia E. Lipsey and more during 2008 and beyond.

For more information, contact Cyrus A. Webb. The website for the group is http://conversationsmontgomery.blogspot.com.

 

GirlFriends Reading, Educating, Achieving, Together (G.R.E.A.T)
Birmingham

GirlFriends Reading, Educating, Achieving, Together (G.R.E.A.T), formerly known as GirlFriends, Inc. Literary and Social Organization, is a literary and social organization book club here in Birmingham, AL, as of March 2005. Our organization consists of Women from different professional fields, which share the yearning to develop spiritually, mentally and socially through writings of all genres.  For more information, visit our website
www.girlfriends-inc.com.

The Imani Book Club
Montgomery

The Imani Book Club in Montgomery, Alabama began in 1999. It was established by Cashana Seals, an avid reader, to bring together a diverse group of African-American women who enjoyed reading and would bond spiritually. From 10 newsletters sent out to announce the Imani Book Club's birth, 14 members joined the book club. With motivation and support from one another, the book club, which continues to celebrate our years together, has a membership of 16 active, strong African-American women. We meet once a month and are active with community service and the promotion of African-American literature. Contact Cashana at or www.imanivoices.com for more information.

Montgomery Book Club (P.O.W.)
Montgomery
This is a book club for African American Women ages 25 and up. If you are interested in joining contact ruby92799@yahoo.com. All interested individuals will be required to submit a membership application. Membership is limited to 11 members; attendance at all meetings is required, however, 3 absences per year are allowed. Meetings are  held once a month and the meeting day and time is determined after an initial informational meeting.

THE R.D.B.B.
The R.D.B.B. (Reading Divas of Birmingham Book Club) was formed in March, 1999 in Birmingham, Alabama.  It's membership is composed of a small group of professional women who gather together once a month for lively and sometimes entertaining discussion about today's mainstream African American literature. 
For more information contact: YouNextSugar@aol.com

Sassy Divas Book Club
Birmingham

Founded in April of 2010, Sassy Divas main focus is to ensure like-minded women readers within the surrounding areas of Birmingham, AL have FUN, build friendships and learn from each other’s diverse lifestyle while sharing a common passion of reading. This organizations main focus is to strengthen sisterhood among literary divas. For more information, contact us:  
sassydivasread@yahoo.com


The Sensational Readers Club
Rogersville

The Sensational Readers Club of Rogersville, Alabama was established in July, 2002.  Its membership consists of a diverse group of women who enjoy reading good books.  The members gather together once a month at their local church to discuss inspirational titles that they can apply to their own christian lives.  For more information contact Phyllis.

SOARERS
Tuscaloosa
SOARERS is a book club formed in September, 1997 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. We are ten professional women who meet once a month in a member's home to discuss the book of the month. It's a dinner meeting where the hostess selects the book to be read the following month. In the two months without a hostess assigned, we meet at a local restaurant chosen by the membership. Our membership includes a doctor, a lawyer, two principals, two physical therapists, a respirational therapist, a teacher and school security personnel and a tax auditor. Impressive? Not to us. We are totally unimpressed with each other's occupations. We all enjoy reading and each other. We meet the third Tuesday of each month and each of us has said how we almost view that day of the month as sacred. It's a time that we get together and review the book, but as you would imagine, over ten years, we have experienced a lot together. Having done so allows us to view each other almost as sisters and that is how we address each other. Our meetings are great for stress reduction!

Our book selections are varied, including authors such as Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Danielle Steele, Tina McElroy Ansa, Jerome Dickey, Ernest Gains, T.D. Jakes, and Nicholas Sparks. Our discussions can become lively and we, actually, enjoy it when someone expresses a view not held by the majority. We are really thankful to have each other. To celebrate our ten year anniversary, we are hoping to go to New York City to see Fantasia in 'The Color Purple'. Our Contact is Constance Wadlington.

The Spirited Sisters African American Book Club 
Birmingham 

The Spirited Sisters African American Book Club has twelve members from the Birmingham and surrounding areas. The club meets every six weeks to discuss African American literature. The club is very active in community service. For more information please contact Debbie

 

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Circle of Sisters
Chandler
Circle of Sisters is a book club for women of color in the Metro Phoenix area who share a love of reading. We meet primarily in the East Valley, but we do have members in Scottsdale and Laveen.

Circle of Sisters reads both fiction and non-fiction and primarily African-American authors. We meet once a month (the last Friday of the month) at a member’s home to discuss that month’s selection, share a meal, and to encourage one another. Circle of Sisters provides not only an opportunity to share thoughts on the books read, but to provide a support system for one another as well as forge friendships.

If you’re interested in learning more about our book club, please contact circleofsistersaz@yahoo.com. We will be happy to share information about our group.

EAST VALLEY SISTAS WITH BOOKS
East Valley Sistas With Books is a newly formed book club for sistas who enjoy reading books and reviewing them as a group in a fun, social setting.  While anyone in the Greater Phoenix area is welcome, meetings will be held primarily in the East Valley (Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert).  For more information or if you would like to join, please write us at EVSWB@yahoo.com.

Epiphany's Circle
This is a new reading circle operating out of Chandler, Arizona. It is designed for sisters in the surrounding area (Chandler, Tempe, Mesa) who would like to connect and fellowship over a good piece of literature.  The reading circle is open to  African American women ages 25 and older. Meeting frequency and times to be determined by the group. If interested in becoming a member please contact Paula at plorayne@hotmail.com

Inspiring Rendition
West Phoenix
Starting a new spiritual reading book club August 2003. We will read fiction and non-fiction books about spiritual and biblical enlightenment. We will also read books by black authors that are spiritually uplifting like Juanita Bynum and T.D. Jakes. Located in Tolleson, AZ on the west side of Phoenix, bring your kids, we will have food and gospel music and help and support in counting our blessings daily. Club is open to both men and women and all nationalities because God loves us all.  I'm looking at the 3rd Sunday of the month- time to be determined based on member suggestion. If interested or want more information contact Demetria at 623-332-9158 or email.

Shades of the Desert Book Discussion Group
Phoenix

Our discussion group started in 2006 in the Phoenix Metro area with focus on brining together enthusiastic readers to inspire discussion that evokes creative thoughts and imagination. Our primary focus are readers in the western portion of the valley but not excluded to that area. We also focus primarily on literature by African-American authors. Our goal is to eventually have chapters all over the valley, limited to 10 members per chapter. We invite men and women, old and young, new and seasoned readers to join us at any time. If you are interested in being a part of our discussion group, please feel free to send us an email at shadesbookgroup@cox.net or visit our MySpace site at www.myspace.com/shadesofthedesert

Sista Circle Book Club
Tucson 
We are a recent addition to Arizona in the Tucson area. We are a small group that just formed and we are looking to expand. Our book club is a combination of the Sista Circle idea combined with a book reading club. We hope that the books that are chosen will bring about discussions that can be expanded upon aside from relating to the books. The group is based on making connections with other African-American women (and men if they feel inclined to partake in discussions) in the Tucson Metro area. If you are interested please contact Tracee Tatum

SISTA HARMONY BOOK CLUB
Phoenix

SISTA HARMONY is a group of African-American women (14), who come together once a month with a "combination of chords, making harmony". That is, the different tastes and views in books that bring about a balanced and blended discussion. Unlike their reading, the group is new and membership is by invitation only. For more information contact: Sheri Clark-Brooks  

SISTERS OF THE DESERT SUN
Sisters of the Desert Sun was established in 2004 as a progressive book club with a mission that includes exploring literature to encourage a shared dialogue which will inspire intellectual, spiritual, and emotional growth.  To date our group has enjoyed authors from around the world.  We have journeyed through fear, courage, mourning, joy, oppression and triumph; and have increased our understanding of culture from personal and historical perspectives.  Visit our blog to find out what we've been reading and what's on our agenda at http://sistersds.blogspot.com or for more information send us an email at sistersofthedesertsun@gmail.com.

 

 

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Sistahs of Color Reading Group

Little Rock

The group meets monthly to discuss books written by authors of color.
Rather than discussing one particular book, each members discusses what they are currently reading and recommending. Contact:
RLareeta@littlerock.state.ar.us
 
Sistahs of Maumelle Book Club 
Maumelle
Meetings are held the second Saturday evening of every month with the exception of December.  The club was founded in November, 2005.  Membership is by invitation only. Contact jdsheryll@sbc.global.net

North of the River Book Club
North Pulaski County
Desire to start a literary book club north of the Arkansas River. Sisters (and any interested brothers) over the age of thirty five are welcome. The format and  meeting times will  be voted by consensus. Main wish to explore more NON-fiction and ANY author who writes on African American matters.   Contact tracey-jay@hotmail.com.  Will provide contact phone number in reply notice.  

 

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THE AFRICAN VIOLET BOOK CLUB

Los Angeles Area
We are a small group of San Bernardino and Los Angeles County based women. We are on an active search to expand our circle of Sisterfriends.  We meet 10 times per year (January-October).  No meetings are held in November and December, but we do hold an annual luncheon in December.  We meet the third Sunday of each month at 4:00 pm for an afternoon of scintillating discussion, exquisite cuisine and warm fellowship from our sisters.  Meetings are held in members' homes. If you are interested, please contact Danielle as membership is by invitation only.  

BLACK NOVEL BOOK CLUB
Black Novel Book Club is a newly establish book club base in San Francisco.  If you are a book lover and really enjoy reading, Black Novel Book Club is the club to join. We are a newly forming book group. For more information please contact Lisa.

Black Novel Book Club

Suisun City

If you are avid book reader and would like to join Black Novel Book Club 2nd chapter in Suisun City to discuss the latest in Urban and African American Fiction Books. We will meet 8 times per year the last Saturday of the month. By joining Black Novel Book Club you will receive my quarterly newsletter which will update all members on the hottest books in African American and Urban Fiction. For more info please contact Lisa.

 

BLACK PEARLS BOOK CLUB
Oakland

Black Pearls was conceptualized in 2007 and founded in 2008. The purpose of Black Pearls, is to ignite the passion of women 40+ who enjoy life through the eyes and imagination of literary art. It is our intent that each member be offered an opportunity to share their experiences, and introduce new reading preferences and authors. Exposure to variety definitely broadens the mind and enhances the intellect. Our membership is ethnically diverse, which is reflected in our book selection. For more information, contact Deborah.

Books and Braids Book Club
San Jose
Books and Braids was founded in February, 2001. The book club came together with 10 ladies from different professional field, which we are continuing to grow. Our monthly meeting is held the first Friday of each month starting at 7:00 PM. We meet in the homes of our member's home. Meeting will alter due to Holidays and book function. Book meetings are held 11 months out of the year (February through December). The month of December we have our Christmas White Elephant Black Ornament Exchange Potluck Dinner. The month of October we try to have an eventful meeting like a mystery party or a girl s night out.
Please contact us at booksandbraids@yahoo.com For more information about us visit us at http://www.booksandbraids.com

Chapters Book Club
Hawthorne

Chapters Book Club's mission is to inspire, motivate, challenge and broaden our horizons through the love of books and sisterhood. The structure of Chapters Book Club is to focus on novels that are uplifting, inspiring, political, and relative to the sign of times. Our circle of sisterhood will demonstrate support, strength, and a positive image. Meetings are held once a month every third Saturday. The location varies depending on the hostess of the month. Come out and enjoy books of all topics, romance, mystery and just plain ole drama! My contact info : Danielle Kelley or 310-404-3909

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Los Angeles
Started by one member just simply recommending books to others at work. Through word of mouth the circle was developed, currently with 13 members.  April will host our first meeting, and will continue once a month. If interested in joining the CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, contact J'me.

Cover 2 Cover Book Club
Long Beach
Cover 2 Cover Book Club is newly formed in the Long Beach, California Area. 
We currently consist of 10 members who get together to discuss the previously selected book of the month, by an African American Author.  We currently meet the 2nd Saturday of each month at a venue chosen by that month's host.  Although Cover 2 Cover consists of female members only, we highly encourage male memberships as well.  Cover 2 Cover is exclusive and membership is by invitation only. We are looking forward to 2003, which promises to be very eventful.  For more information please contact Cherisse.

Day2Day Book Club
Northern California area

It was time to start a book clu
b, so that we as women could come together once a month to share our thoughts, share our laughter and share our ideas about books we have chosen to read for the month.  Since I enjoy reading it wasn't hard for me to make up my mind to get these ladies together, and since some of us attended college together it made it quite easy.
If anyone would like information on Day2Day book club they can contact Miss. Nor
man at day2daybookclub@yahoo.com

Diamonds in The Rough
Long Beach
The Diamonds in the Rough book club was established in 2008.  We currently have 8 African American female members but looking to expand to at least 12 maybe more depending on how things go.  Currently we are not accepting male members and we only read fiction (no self help or biographies).  We range from ages 28 -50 and we all have very different personalities.  We currently meet on every 3rd Sunday of the month at around noon.  Each member gets the opportunity to select a book of their choice and facilitate a meeting.  The facilitator either gives the meeting at a restaurant of their choice or their home.  If the meeting is given at their home we ask that you contribute $20.00 to cover the food/drinks at the meeting to the facilitator.  We have NO CHILDREN at our meetings EVER! :-) This is a time for us to discuss the book and lots of other things.  If you are easily offended by language or different subjects this may not be the club for you.  We are tasteful but sometimes we do talk about grown up things.  Some of us are very direct where others are not as verbal which has made for a very productive group.  If you are interested in joining our club please contact Rhonda at msrhondag@hotmail.com and I will provide you with the information for the next meeting.  We are not a new book club but we are always interested in new ideas to improve. :-)

Distinguished Women of Color
Long Beach
Distinguished Women of Color book club, began in 1998. We are in the process of reforming. We are in the city of Long Beach. We meet monthly at different ladies homes. We discuss our chosen book for the month, and enjoy good food. Contract info earline.reynolds@verizon.net.

Divine Eyes Book Club
Los Angeles
Divine Eyes Book Club was founded in October of 2004 and is comprised of over 25 predominantly African American women ages 23-27. This women's book club is for those who want to broaden their horizons and embrace the cultural around them through fellowship, food and sharing good books.
We meet in the afternoons one Sunday out of every month at a restaurant in the Los Angeles area. We have tried all restaurants from Ethiopian to Thai, and our book repertoire includes The Color of Water, Little Scarlet, What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day, Homemade Love, and Gumbo. We like to discuss non-fiction and fiction books, as long as they are stimulating to the mind and have some depth.
Additionally, we have outings to places such as Fly Poet, beach cookouts, and plays (starring some of our members!) We vote on our books, dates, and places, and would love to have you join us! For more information please contact Erin D. Barnes or visit us online at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bookclub2004.

The Elite Reading Group
Los Angeles
Are you looking to add to your social calendar through a reading group venue? Well every third Saturday of each month, “The Elite Reading Group” meets at a member’s home to discuss books. The book-of-the month selection is a group consensus from categories ranging from mystery, romance, inspirational/self help, autobiography/biography and conversation/non-fiction. The Elite reading Group encourage and honor coed membership. We are also, avid readers who mix-it-up sometimes by meeting in various hot spots to dine on fine food and discuss our book-of-month. So if you are interested in joining a reading group that meets every third Saturday to discuss tout book-of-month, contemporary issues, network and fellowship. P.O. Box 51194, Los Angeles, CA 90056. Email: M_Naylor@msn.com

Elite Ladies Of Literature
Los Angeles (and surrounding areas) 
If you are a strong, opinionated professional African-American "sistah" seeking GOD, fun, family, community, but above all else self preservation through reading then this is the society for you.  We meet once per month at our members homes, children are welcome, come with a hearty appetite because we get down in the food department. All backgrounds, personalities and nationalities welcome contact Miki club President at Eliteladies@hotmail.com 

Escapade Book Club
Spiritual sisters Christine Battle-Ellington and Fedelies Roye founded Escapade 'A Soulful Circle' Book Club in January 2002. Our book selections are by African American authors of fiction and non-fiction literature. The book club consists of 12 spirited African American woman who meet on the fourth Saturday of each month for dynanic discussions, and sistership bonding. Our mission is simple: to read books by us, for us, to support us. The book club is located in the Bay Area of California.
We are not currently accepting new members but visitors are welcome to attend one of our meetings.
For more information or to attend one of our meetings please contact us at: escapadebookclub@yahoo.com

Essence of Books
Southbay
The Essence of books book club was established in March 1997. We meet on  the 3rd Friday of each month at a predesignated location of the hostess choice. We have had the opportunity to host authors at our meetings, as well as book signings and readings. We travel each year for a weekend spa getaway. Our monthly meetings consist of a theme from the chosen book for that month, where we enjoy food, beverages, dress and great conversation. This is more than a book club this is a way of life. Books are read, stories are shared and sisterhoods have been formed. For more information contact Diana Glasgow.

FOCH  
Oakland
The Friends of Chester Himes (FOCH) consist of local people from various professions who share a love of mysteries.  FOCH organizes the annual Chester Himes Black Mystery Writers Conference and Awards Program.
The conference is a day-long event to recognize black mystery writers, promote literacy among teens via a mystery writing contest for high school students, encourage the reading of the black mystery novel, and award one outstanding published mystery writer. Meetings are monthly. The Friends of Chester Himes in a non-profit organization.
For more information contact Jan Faulkner at tfoch2000@yahoo.com or call (510) 841-4888

Fresno Expressions Book Club
Fresno
Fresno Expressions was founded for those who are new to Fresno, enjoy reading, and looking to meet other professionals. Expressions is also for those long term residents looking to experience something new in the Central Valley. Fresno Expressions will gathers on the fourth Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Professional women gathering together to read, review and discuss books consisting of fiction, non-fiction, mystery, and so much more. Contact Natalie at: fresnoexpressions@sbcglobal.net

Girlfriends Book Club
Sacramento & Oakland
We evoke power, success, encouragement and love. We indulge in the finer things in life like dedication and truth. We are your strength when you need it and your weakness when you cant help it. We possess the qualities that only strong BLACK WOMEN personify. With all that we are, and all that we do; With the things we encounter and the obstacles we overcome; With the men that we love and the children that we raise. We lift our glass high and toast to Our GIRLFRIENDS.

If you are interested on becoming a member or would like more information on our group, you may e-mail us at girlfriendsbookclub04@yahoo.com.

GIRLFRIENDS, CHECK IT OUT!
San Francisco Bay Area
This club was started in December 1997 with 8 members and currently has 20 members.  We meet on the first Sunday of every month at 3:00 PM for a lively discussion and good food.  We also plan fun events like trips to the spa, ski trips, girls night out, and barbecues.  We publish a newsletter once a month with book reviews, book signings, and other special events. 
Email us at HB_4@go.com for more information.

Glory Girls Book Club
Sacramento
I am looking to start a Sacramento chapter of the Glory Girls book club. Glory Girls is a book club specifically designed for African American Christian women who love God and love to read. The book club offer readers fresh, contemporary, and entertaining yet Scripturally sound fiction and non-fiction by talented Christian authors. We will meet monthly at a member's home or other designated location. The facilitator also rotates every month - giving everyone a chance to lead the group. Monthly book selections are recommended on the site http://www.glorygirlsread.net. If you are interested in joining this book club, please send me an email at episoul@yahoo.com.

Gyrl Talk
Sacramento

I am in the process of putting together a New Book Club in Sacramento.  Books under discussion would include: Novels, Fiction and Non-Fiction, Short Stories, Autobiographies and Biographies, Romance and Self Help Books. If this sounds interesting to you or you know someone who may be interested, please leave a voicemail or a numeric page using code 2254 @ 916/559-0783.  I can also be reached via e-mail at:
gyrltalkbookclub@yahoo.com

IN THE COMPANY OF MY SISTERS 
Fresno
Sister Circle was established in June 1999 as a 16 member book club and community organization. The group is a club of empowered women friends who find that the surge of African American writers whose work cover themes of the Black experience have made black literary discussions fresh. 
The mission and primary purpose of the book club is to spiritually strengthen and unite ourselves as sisters. We wish to improve our family structures and lift up our communities. We have a medium to use literary discussion as a sounding board for addressing real issues and concerns of our people.
We come together to learn about ourselves through the books we read the ideas we share with each other. The Sister Circle meets once a month (every third Friday) to engage in enlightening and intelligent discussions on various book topics, i.e., fiction, romance, drama, nonfiction, biographical, and motivational/informational. 
Membership is by invitation only. Please contact Gwiin Webb.

Infinite Journey Book Club
Los Angeles Area.
Infinite Journey Book Club (IJBC) has just celebrated our 2nd anniversary together. We are a dynamic group of professional women between the ages of 27-37 who love to read literature by African American authors. 
We meet the third Friday of each month at 7:30pm to discuss our selected "book of the month", to enjoy thought provoking conversations and to bond as SISTAS! We also plan other fun activities such as family outings, picnics, parties, vacations, book signings, etc. We presently have seven members and would not mind expanding to ten. Membership is by invitation only. For more
information, please contact Angela Harvey at 323-296-4066.

Intelligent Minds 
Vallejo
Ten women who enjoy reading African American fiction, drama, mystery, romance and biography. We meet once a month at a members' home or restaurant to discuss the book and life. Mailing address: Intelligent Minds, Zeta Williams, 237 Cypress Apt. A, Vallejo, CA 94590. Contact: LaNay 

ITCOMS (In the Company of My Sistahs)
Founded in 1996, we are a 13-16 member book club in the cities of Vallejo/Suisun/Oakland/Pinole/Vacaville/Sacramento areas. We are Christian, friendly, intelligent women varying in age (thirty something to sixty something) working in a variety of occupations. We will meet once a month on the fourth Saturday from 2:30- to whenever.

Each month we will have a hostess. The meeting will be at the Hostess's home or other designated place of her choosing (park, reception center, restaurant etc....).

Books will be chosen by group consensus from our categories: new authors, mystery, romance, the classics, inspirational/self help, autobiography/biography and controversial/non-fiction.

We have a Scholarship Committee and annually have The Julia Beasley Scholarship Award Luncheon to honor our recipient(s). We have a Bi-monthly newsletter.

We discuss our book-of-the month, contemporary issues, network and fellowship.

Contact Jo D Wright

IT'S A MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
Local Huntington Beach Resident who loves to read fiction mainly mysteries is looking to start a local book club.  If you are interested in learning more please email debjohnson@choc.org

JUS' SISTAHS BOOK CLUB
Located in San Diego CA.  Membership of about 20 African American students, mothers, businesswomen, and active members of the community who range in age from 22 to 75 years old. They meet for book discussions ten times per year (every month except November and December) For more information contact: Karen Carriere

KINDRED SPIRITS BOOK CLUB
San Fernando Valley Area
Kindred Spirits Book Club formed in 1998. This diverse and dynamic group of 15 African American women meets to discuss a variety of literary accomplishments with a focus on Black authors. The group's home is the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, California and it meets the second Sunday of the month (January through November).  If you would like more information about Kindred Spirits, please contact Sharon Hollis or visit our web site -- www.kindredspiritsbookclub.org.

LADIES OF COLOR TURNING PAGES
San Fernando Valley Area
Ladies of Color Turning Pages is a diverse group of African American women (5) who come together once a month to share opinions, views and to learn from each other.  We are professional women that gather together for lunch, "sisterhoodship," and interesting discussions about today's main stream literature.  The group is currently looking for five more members. For more information contact:
Tuffpc@msn.com

LETS TALK ABOUT IT BOOK CLUB
Los Angeles
In August of 1998 a group of 11 black women's consisting of coworkers, friends and family decided to join together for the joy of reading and having  stimulating conversation about books, authors, current events or whatever topic a member wants to talk about.
We read a variety of books (romance, mystery, horror, autobiography, etc.)
We have monthly meetings each member host a meeting at their home or a place of their choice.
For more information contact Gwen

Mahogany Visions
Sacramento
We are a small, but friendly group of people that meet once a month (usually the 3rd Thursday evening) to discuss the books that we have chosen to read and share a meal. We have been meeting for over a year and still have loads of fun.
We read fiction, non-fiction, short stories, autobiographies, and anything else written by African-American authors. If you are interested in joining us or you would like us to give you feedback on your latest writing piece, please feel free to e-mail me at: allen@frontiernet.net.

Marcus Book Club
Oakland
The Marcus Book Club is associated with Marcus Book Store, one of the oldest African-American book stores in the country. The Marcus Book Club is dedicated to reading books by and about Black People Everywhere. The book club is open to anyone who has a love of reading, and we actively encourage men to join us. Our membership is very diverse, which is reflected in our taste and choice of books. The book club meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Marcus Book Store's Oakland location, unless the store is hosting an author event. For more information, please contact Tira.

MINGA SUMA
Los Angeles
Minga Suma, started in 1999, with eleven active members is a group of African-American professional women who read African-American authors, including self-published, from all genres. We welcome visitors and new members. We meet once a month at one of the members home for hours of great food, stimulating talk, and sisterhood bonding. 
Contact: mingasuma@yahoo.com

MOCHA GIRLS READ
Inglewood (Los Angeles)
We are a group of black women who love to read, want to read more and meet like minded women.  We are here to inspire women to read, share literature, fellowship, and encourage others in the joy of reading. We meet at Zahra's Books and Things on the first Saturday of the month from 4pm to 6pm and members and non-members, family and friends are welcome.  We have members online, out of state and in various countries.  We are an eclectic group of women and so is our reading selections.  On our web site (www.mochagirlsread.wordpress.com) we have a inspirational book of the month posted every first Sunday; a children's book posted every Monday as well as our book of the month.

Join us at Goodreads.com
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"My Sistah's" Book Club
Fairfield
"My Sistah's" Book Club is a newly founded Book Club based in Fairfield, CA. We will meet once a month to discuss books written for us by us. Our Book Club allows us the opportunity to broaden our knowledge, promote sisterhood, enrich our community, and most important...HAVE FUN! We will also enjoy dinner parties, spa retreats, comedy, plays and other social activities. In addition, we will be involved in fund raising activities and support some of the Bay Area's community organizations. Membership is open. For more information please contact Tanitia

PAGES READER'S GROUP 
Southern CA 
Pages Readers Group was founded in 1994. Since that time, Pages has grown in membership and surges forward to continue to carry out the mission statement. Pages is a group of African-American men and women who share a passion for reading and in the process, support the efforts of African-American authors. 
We believe that reading enlightens the mind, body and spirit. Our mission is to provide a forum where African-American men and women can gather to engage in thought provoking discussions of writing relevant to our lives and the times in which we live. Pages Readers Group draws it’s membership from throughout Southern California cities.  For more information please contact PAGES or you can download our .PDF format membership application.

Phenomenal Woman Book Club
South Bay area
We are located in California, most of our members living in the South Bay area. The PWBC was established in April 1998. We are group of mature and sophistocated women that enjoy reading and fellowshipping. We meet January through October on the last Saturday of the month. The meeting is held at the hostess's home or a restaurant. We rest in Novemeber and meet in December to gift exchange and celebrate Christmas. We currently have 10 members and have openings for 2 more. If you are interested in becoming a member of our group, please contact Candace.

Powerful Women of Praise
Inland Empire (Riverside County)
Powerful Women of Praise was created to provide a forum for women to read and discuss books together under the principles of fellowship.

Fellowship is communion with other believers in order to encourage one another's walk with the Lord. It is the love of Christ that can unite people from diverse backgrounds and with distinctive personalities so that they are able to call each other "sister." This book club also has evolved to include charitable efforts to benefit other women and families in the community.

Operating in Riverside County, this book club meets twice each month at 6:00 p.m. at alternating members’ homes (unless an outside venue has been agreed upon by all of the members).

The book club has read A Purpose Driven Life, Battlefield of the Mind, The Power of Being A Women Mastering the Art of Femininity, Naked Fruit, and Confident Woman. Visit the website at: www.powerfulwomenofpraise.com

READING WITH PASSION
Los Angeles Area
(West Los Angeles, Inglewood, Altadena, Valencia, Inland Impire, Orange County)
Reading With Passion is a unique book club for African-American women to provide a forum for exchanging views on books and an environment for networking, making new friends and discussing current issues.  Reading With Passion was founded by Louraine Meyers in 1996.  Our membership is limited to twenty women to encourage participation by all.  Newcomers are welcomed by invitation only.  Because of demanding schedules and our broad geographical
representation, we meet every other month.  Meetings are hosted by members in their homes or other venues of their choosing.  Reading With Passion reads a variety of books by African-American authors which include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, motivational, mysteries and classics.  We sponsor optional reading, travel and cultural activities through our feature segments: Silent Sisters, Solace, Book Tours, Book 'n Basket Picnics, and Synergie our bi-monthly Newsletter. For additional  information contact Louraine Meyers.

R.E.D. READING EBONY DIVAS Book Club
Antioch, Fairfield, Hayward, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Newman, Santa Clara Sunnyvale, Stockton and we have a honorary member that resides in New York.
We meet on Saturdays approximately every 5 weeks,  1:00-4:00 PM or 1:00-Until.
Each member host a meeting at their home or a designated destination.  We have been meeting for 7yrs and still having fun and lively discussions.  Each one of us is unique and special and able to contribute to our group.  We discuss all American Literature:  Mysteries, New authors, Romances, Classics, Inspirational, Self-help, Autobiographies, Biographies, Horror and of course ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTHORS. If you are interested please contact Rochelle

REFRESHING MINDS Reading Group
Informal membership-based reading and discussion group that meets every second Saturday of each month, except for July & August.  We began in March of 1993 and have a membership base of 16 men & women (which includes associate members who live out of State).  We will be starting new branches in Atlanta and Virginia Beach by June 2000. We read and discuss books of fiction written by African-American's exclusively. Five times a year we host local or visiting authors to do readings & book signings as well as self-publishing and writing seminars. We host community events such as a Juneteenth program and we actively participate in community events such as
the SF School Volunteers annual African-American Read-In Chain.
For more information contact Gwen Blackwell @ (510) 534-2054 or Email: gbdrmrg@aol.com 

ROUNDTABLE BOOK GROUP
Los Angeles
RoundTable Book Group is located in the Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley area. Founded in 1996, they currently have 25 members. They generally meet at the home of one of their members every other month for brunch that is followed by a lively RoundTable discussion of the books (they usually read two titles as the meetings are held every other month and it is their goal to read a book a month). The reading selections are varied and the club attempts to include titles from the major literary genres: fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, biographical, as well as an international author.  They have an annual Spa Day Meeting during their anniversary month every July and a Real Women Read Tea every May. Contact: Aquinas for more information.

Sac Book Club
Sacramento
This informal club meets once every 6 weeks and consists of a small group of African American women who read a variety of books all suggested by it's members. (See website for index of books read.) Some of our members are single and childfree, single mom's, married with children and even a college student appears from time to time. We commit to only 2 hours per discussion on a weeknight over a light dinner at different locations around Sacramento. Check out the website and click on "The Club 411" to join.  No obligation.  Read the book, join the discussion and see if the group suits you! www.geocities.com/sacbookclub

Sacred Minds Book Club
Antelope Valley
Sacred Minds Book Club is in  Antelope Valley, California. This book club began in September of 2003 with the mission of  keep our minds healthy.   We are approaching our one year  anniversary. Sacred Minds currently has 8 members ages 30+ - We are currently accepting additional members. We presently meet  every fourth Monday of the month 5;30 pm to 8:30 sometimes until. We meet in each others home or a designated location. Individuals interested in joining should enjoy reading books by Christian authors.  The book club provides an opportunity for Christians to fellowship, network, become inspired, encouraged and rejuvenated through preferred reading. We want enthusiastic members that love acquiring knowledge, discussion,  planning events, visiting tea rooms, retreats and good food and want to make new friendships!  We have read great books that keep us excited and anxious for the next meeting. Individuals interested in  feeling refreshed, enlightened and spiritually empowered  and joining should contact Sister Renee.

SASSY SISTAHS BOOK CLUB
This book club, located in Altadena, CA, was started in January 1995. They have 10 members and meet on the last Friday of each month. It's an evening of reviewing the chosen book of the month with dinner and laughter. Each member takes turns hosting each month. They skip the last 2 months of the year due holiday duties. Contact Jonice Tenette for additional information.

Sepia_Sisters Literary Gr0up
Solano County

Our Mission
Sepia Sisters mission is to bring together an exclusive group of devoted readers to connect and build a network of sister/friends through literacy, social events and community awareness.

Our Meetings
Our Meetings will be held quarterly on the first Sat of the month. On that month a member is encouraged to host a discussion meeting. The host decides the location and time of meeting. You will also receive a quarterly news letter.

Our Membership
Membership to Sepia Sisters is currently open. Membership is limited to the 20 active members. To become a member, we require that have a fondness for reading, be open to new ideas and respect others opinion. Members are asked to be Dedicated and Diligent while member of Sepia Sisters. If you are interested in becoming a member please email: Sepia_Sisters

SHADEZ OF MOCHA BOOK CLUB
Los Angeles
(and surrounding areas)
Originally we were just a group of friends and co-workers exchanging books and discussing them with one another. After reading several of the same books, we thought it would be a great idea to start a book club.

As a result, Shadez of Mocha was born in April 2008. We are a group of 14 educated and strong black women who enjoy reading books of all genres: fiction, non-fiction, drama, romance, motivational, autobiographies, biographies, religion, etc. Mocha meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month at 5pm at a location chosen by the hostess. During that time the previously selected book is reviewed and discussed. The hostess also leads the discussion and reveals her book of choice for the following month. We look forward to planning and organizing numerous Mocha functions (trips, picnics, parties, etc) in the future.

Membership is by invitation only. Contact us at SHADEZOFMOCHA@HOTMAIL.COM

Shar's Reading Group

Shar's Reading Group meets every second Wednesday of every month. Shar's Women Reading Group is an intelligent, comfortable and familiar place for book lovers to join when they want to learn more about literature and life. It's also a place where you can come to rediscover the art of conversation by talking, listening, and reinterpreting the written word while enjoying each other's company. Women only!

 

Sistah 2 Sistah Book Club
San Diego

Sistah 2 Sistah Book Club as a forum for African-American women to enjoy the comrade of friendship while reading, dining, discussing books by Black authors, and having a lot of FUN! I also see the group as one who gives back to their community by participating in at least two volunteer events that uplift the community. It would also be nice to go to diner, plays, and other cultural events, as our schedules permit.

We will meet on the third Saturday of each month in the home or restaurant venue that the discussion leader selects. The types of books that we read will be determined by the discussion leader and vary between fiction, non-fiction, poetry, motivational, mysteries, and any other book that soothes the soul, evokes laughter, and draws us closer as sistahs.

If you would like to explore the opportunity of joining a group with other friendly, compassionate, beautiful, confident, and intelligent sistahs, please email me at khaleelahjohnson@gmail.com. Once we get 8-10 people interested, we'll ease on down the road of reading, laughing, dining, and loving life! I hope to hear from you.

THE SISTAHS' BOOK CLUB
San Diego
The Sistahs' Book Club began in October of 1998.  We are a fellowship of sistahs committed to supporting African American authors and African American Booksellers.  Our meetings are hosted once a month, excluding December, at a member's home or another place of their choosing. Where we dine, discuss our monthly selection and fellowship together. We read and discuss fictional, autobiographical and motivational books by African American authors.  We also get together for plays and other outings. A monthly newsletter is published to recap and update the clubs activities, and to advise members of new book releases and current events of interest in the community.
We presently have seven members and would like to expand to 10-12 members. Membership is by invitation only. Please Contact Jane Curry-Lee at Hypnojane@aol.com

SISTAHS ON THE READING EDGE
Antioch
Sistahs On The Reading Edge book was founded by Lisa R. Johnson and Jackie Edwards of Antioch, CA in 1997. In the beginning the club was comprised of both men and women. The men didn't last long! Our book club has 15 members strong and we meet on the last Sunday of every month to discuss books by and about African American people. We have our annual Reno bus trip, Napa Spa trip and we host a Fall and Spring Fling. Scott Haskins the author of "Sasha's Way" came for our Fall Fling in October 2000 and Kieja Shapodee the author of "Written In Red Ink" came for our Spring Fling in June 2001. Membership is by invitation only. For more information, please contact us at LRJ@ecis.com.

SISTAHS READIN' BOOKS
Based in Long Beach, Paramount, Carson, Compton and Inglewood CA.
We are ten 50+ Sistahs, based in Southern California, who have been friends for years and share, among other things, an interest in African-American authors and writings. We are a diverse group and our divergent interests lead to informative and animated dialogs at our 'theme' meetings, held each month. We attend cultural events as a group, on a regular basis, and often just spend time together as 'sistahs.' We publish a quarterly newsletter and welcome inquiries about our group.
For more information or membership, please contact Annette.  

Sistas Circle of Thought
Los Angeles
We are a group of African American women who come together every 4th Saturday to read, discuss, listen, reflect, renew, shout, and yes, eat! Our purpose is to inform, empower, inspire, and enrich each member's life through the privilege of reading. This is a book club where the voice of each member is heard.  We read & review books written by AA authors.  We're recruiting....New members are welcomed! For more information contact: portlync@yahoo.com or

Soulfood Book Club
Los Angeles
Soulfood Book Club began 5 years ago after several good friends enjoyed the movie "Soulfood" together.  The sense of "family," communicated in the movie motivated us to commit to getting together on a more regular basis.  Our mutual love of reading naturally lead to our book club. Many of us have been friends for over 20 years, since college days.  The 12 of us meet the 4th Sunday of every month, rotating homes from La Verne to Los Angeles.  We also enjoy attending book fairs, hosting authors, and organizing non profit activities together.  We look forward to many rewarding years to come! Contact: Tonja Wheatley.

SPECIAL THOUGHTS READING GROUP
Los Angeles
A group of 25 African American men and women who gather monthly to read and discuss books by and about African Americans. Located in Los Angeles, CA, they draw their membership from all of Southern California.
For additional information contact Janel P. Stephenson

TABAHANI* BOOK CIRCLES
Los Angeles
TABAHANI Book Circle founded in 1997,  is a circle of readers dedicated to increasing literacy in the African American community by Supporting African American authors, supporting African American booksellers, encouraging reading for pleasure and sharing the joy of reading with future generations. We currently have 29 members divided into two circles, TABAHANI and TABAHANI II, who are  basically from Los Angeles County with the exception of our one member who resides in Fresno.Membership in TABAHANI is by invitation only. The two circles meet separately except for the first and last meetings of the year and at the presence of an invited author. As a book circle we read at least one book every month written by an author of African descent. At least once a month we participate in reading to children at the A.C. Bilbrew Library in Los Angeles. Whenever possible we host literary events to expose others to the works of African American authors. We come together once a month at the home of one of our members for good food, shared opinions and views of our selected "Book of the Month" and just plain good old "Fun". A newsletter is published monthly to recap the latest meeting and appraise the members of the latest releases and upcoming events. This past April eleven of our members had the opportunity to travel to Virginia Beach, VA to participate in A Literary Retreat for Women Who Love To Read. A number of us will again attend the same retreat in September in Scottsdale, AZ.
For further information contact Denise.
*TABAHANI is a West African term that means, to be well educated

THE TENDER WARRIORS
We are a group of African American Men located in the Fairfield/Vacaville/Vallejo area of California.We gather together once a month to discuss books we have read, listen and absorb other viewpoints and develop strategies that enrich our personal experiences. Our focus is to assist our families in attaining alert judgment and unfailing sense of directions.
For more information please contact Gregory P Jourdan or 925-674-3827.

The Urban Reader
Los Angeles

The Urban Reader Bookclub is a group geared mostly towards readings by Black Authors. These readings include Urban Fiction, Non- Fiction, Self Help, and Biographies. I started this group just out of a passion to read, But it developed into so much more. We meet once a month. However if you are interested in being apart of our online bookclub, please visit us at theurbanreader.com or email admin@
theurbanreader.com

WE BE BOOK'N BOOK CLUB
Oakland
We are African American mothers, daughters, sisters and long time friends.
The Book club began six years ago with three ladies who worked together at Moffitt Library UC Berkeley. We are now Twelve sisters strong ranging in ages 20 and up.  Each sister has an opportunity to host a meeting in her home or where she
chooses, on the fourth Saturday of the month at 4:00pm. For more information please contact Claudia Monroe, (510)
642-3966 or Gleoria Bradley-Sapp, (510) 643-4337

Women of Destiny Book Club/ WOD Book Club
Moreno Valley
Women of Destiny Book Club started in 2008. We are a dynamic group of professional women between the ages of 25-45 who love to read literature by African American authors.

We meet every 3rd Saturday of the month from 5PM-8PM in a very elite club house in the city of Moreno Valley. We offer childcare for a small fee so our members can enjoy there evening with the girls. We also plan other fun activities such as Scrapbook class, Spa Day, Vacations, Pool Parties etc. We currently have 12 active members & hope to expand to 20 members by Summer of 2009.Our membership is by invitation & application only. Please contact Kareen Lorenzo-Davis or visit our web site@ www.wodbookclub.com

 

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The Good Book Club

 Highlands Ranch

After attending the African American Book Club Summit at Sea in 2000, Lauretta Pierce, an avid reader with the help of Pamela-Walker Williams, the founder of The Good Book Club in Houston, Texas, started the Good Book Club of Highlands Ranch in Colorado.
Lauretta's goal is to support African American Authors from all genres with emphasizes on up and coming self-published authors, host author book signings and help to start other new book club chapters of "The Good Book Club" throughout Colorado.  The Good Book Club in Highlands Ranch, currently has 10 members which include the Author Alice Holman. Contact: Lauretta Pierce 

JUST FOR FUN BOOK GROUP
Denver
Started in September 1999 we are an informal, diverse group of readers who enjoy reading and discussing African-American fiction. The group meets the last Saturday of the month at one of the member’s homes. The group is in an open membership January through April 2001. Upcoming titles being read are 2/01 A Day Late A Dollar Short ~ 3/01 Far From The Tree ~ 4/01 The Future Has A Past and 5/01 My Soul To Keep. If interested in attending the current book discussion please contact Yvonne at vonniepigford@yahoo.com.

UMOJA BOOK CLUB
Denver
The UMOJA book club began through word-of-mouth recommendations passed amongst friends. We then decided to make these book discussions into a book group. UMOJA book club was begun in February 1998. We meet the 2nd Sunday afternoon of every month. We love to discuss books and lots of other things. Most importantly we have fun together. If you would like to join us, please contact Chanda Johnson.

WATCH ME FLY BOOK CLUB
Denver
This book club is located in the Denver/Metro Area, includes members from Thornton, Lafayette, and Arvada Colorado. This group consists of a few women who love to read. It is fairly new, we plan on meeting once a month to discuss our latest selection and life in general. New members are welcomed. 
For more information please contact Nancy Felix.

 

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Read It Up My Sistas Book Club

Hartford

Read It my Sistas Book Club was established in October 2001 by a group of friends who share the love of reading a good book. We started with a group of four and now we have grown to a group of seven. We read literature written by African-American authors and meet every first Sunday of the month year round. Each member takes a turn hosting either at their home or a place of their choice. For more information please feel free to contact us at readitupmysistas@aol.com

 

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Dare 2 Dream Book Club

Wilmington
We are dedicated to providing comfort and enjoyment in a relaxed adult atmosphere while discussing African American literature.  We are dedicated readers who meet every 3rd Saturday of the month.  For more information, please contact cmoore0912@comcast.net   

EBONY EXPRESSIONS BOOK CLUB
BEAR
First formed in December 1997, our club consists of 17 members and growing! We meet each month at the Bear Library for good food and great discussions about books by African American authors. We've also had the pleasure of hosting several great authors including: Elaine S. Brown, Omar Tyree, Sharon Mitchell, Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant, Victor McGlothin, Bernice McFadden, Kim Roby, S. A. Thompson Bernadette, Connor, Solomon Jones, & Marcus Major - in April 2003 we'll have the pleasure of hosting R.M. Johnson. Contact: Regina Patterson 

Full of Color African American Book club 
Full of Color African American Book club is a newly established club started in 2003 with the help of my African Sister Regina Patterson from Ebony Expressions Book club in Delaware. Our goal is to encourage men and women of color to read and support our African American Authors, by reading and discussing the material we will promote a unified correlation between reading and our success as a people. We will meet on the third Saturday of each month for two hours. Books will be chosen as a collaborative effort and book signings will be promoted on a quarterly calendar. New club so please contact Lauren Bell or 302-654-8126.

THE LADY’S LAIR BOOK CLUB
Newark
The Lady’s Lair Book Club is a newly established (as of November 2006) exclusive book club consisting of young African American professional women. Our goal is to support African American Authors and engage in enriching discussions of various topics. We meet on the last Saturday of each month at a member’s house for discussion and dinner. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Atiya

R.S.V.P Book Club 
Newark 

R.S.V.P. Book Club was formed in January 2000 in Newark Delaware. It's membership is composed of 12 women of varied professional backgrounds. We meet every six weeks at the home of a member to discuss the current selection. Our discussions are always lively and are accompanied by a festive meal. We encourage new, as well as established authors to contact us. We are always looking to add new titles our reading list as well as hosting booksignings at our local library. Our book club looks forward to supporting our African American and Latino authors. Contact Sandy.


Sista's Empowered & Making A Difference Book Club
Middletown
We are dedicated and newly established club that was started in January 2003.  We meet every 2nd Saturday of the month at the home of a member to discuss the book of the month. Our mission: Sista's Empowered & Making A Difference in our community by being women of example. Contact: Karen

 

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A.B.O.U.T. US READERS CLUB
Central Florida Area
 
About (Awesome, Beautiful, Opinionated, Unique Women Telling It All) Us Readers Club was established in October of 2005. We are a group of beautiful women of color of all ages that enjoy reading, empowerment and intellectual conversations. The meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month at a member’s home or wherever the hostess of the month chooses to have the meeting. We have a wonderful time discussing the book of the month over homemade dishes and drinks. New members are always welcomed. For more information, please contact us via email at AboutUsRC@yahoo.com

Avid Readers and Reviewers of Jacksonville (A.R.A.R.O.Jax)
Established in August 2002, currently our membership stands at 8 active members.  We are all African American Women with the love of reading and supporting African American Authors. Our members are all women who have different careers, are family oriented and are different ages.  We have the love of reading and sister fellowship which puts us on very common ground. All our members currently have been affiliated with other established book clubs in the past, so we have come together to make avid readers and reviewers of Jacksonville, a very successful and recognized club. Contact person is: Jackie M.

DJHUTY BOOK REVIEW
Tallahassee

Founded in 1997, Djhuty (taken from the name of the Ethiopian god of knowledge and learning) is a group of African American women readers.  We meet monthly to discuss our selected books and celebrate our sisterhood.  Also, as an outreach program, we've started a Djhuty Youth Reading Circle to instill a love for reading in younger children.
Contact: Tameka Hobbs, president.

The Euphoria Book Club
Miami
The Euphoria Book Club, of Miami, Florida began in 1997.  It was established by a group of avid readers.  The group consists of professional African-American women who have a passion for reading.  We meet once a month every 4
th Sunday, in one of the members home to share our opinions, views, and critiques of the book we’ve selected. The hostess for the next meeting gets to select the next book.   No meetings are held during the summer.  We resume after Labor Day.  For further information you may contact: Patricia

Femme Horizon Book Club
Jacksonville

Femme Horizon Book Club, started in May 2003, meets every fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:00-9:00pm at Nefertiti Books and Gifts 7640 Lem Turner Road Jacksonville, FL. We discuss fiction and nonfiction book focusing on women or people of color. For more information, call (904) 626-2812/(904) 766-3830 or tduhart@femmehorizon.com.
Femme Horizon the voice of the unheard and the face of the unseen an online magazine by women.

The Good Girls Book Club
St. Petersburg

We are a group of 12 African-American women. We're avid readers, but never have time to really discuss the novels that we read. I decided to start this club to meet once a month so true readers could find fellowship with other book lovers. For information contact Tina 

IMANI
Dania Beach
Our book club is called Imani, we meet the first or second Saturday of each month at the Dania Beach Library.  The number of active members is 12, however, we have a number of visitors and guest that attend.  Kris Hollis is the founder and president as well as working for the library system.  Imani was the brain child of Kris and avid reader in 1995 when she thought to organize other avid readers of African Diaspora literature to come together and discuss the books they'd read.   Our motto is "women that read succeed". Contact Kris.

IT'S ABOUT TIME BOOK CLUB
Fort Myers

We first met on August 4, 2000, @ Heritage Bookstore and More, Inc.  The owner Maleta McPherson wanted start a book club and since we are the first African American book club in the area, hence the name "Its About Time."  We meet every 1st Wednesday of each month at the bookstore and discuss the book of the month.  Each member has a month that they are responsible for refreshments.  There is no fee.  Currently we have approximately twenty members.  For information contact Maleta


Jorkor (Coming Together)
Miami and Fort Lauderdale
Jorkor is a Wolof word meaning "coming together"- this accurately describes the purpose of our group. We are a monthly Book Club made of Black and Hispanic women currently living in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The books we select are of political or social relevance to women of color. The book can be about individuals of any race, country or gender, and either fiction or non- fiction. Today 17 women are part of the Jorkor Book Club ranging from our late 20s to late 30s. Although some members are from Miami/Fort Lauderdale area, a larger number of us have- or still do- call Jamaica, Argentina, Canada, Trinidad, Gambia, Columbia, or Haiti home. Our meetings are festive dinner events held a members' homes - just talking, sharing, and coming together as women of color - this is the heart of Jorkor. Contact: woc_bookclub@hotmail.com

Kitney's Korner 
Jacksonville
Kitney's Korner is a newly formed book club in Jacksonville, Florida for men and women who enjoy reading books and  discussing them as a group in a fun, social setting.  Currently there are 2 members.  For more information or if you would like to join, please write at KitneysKorner@yahoo.com

LITTLE BLACK BOOK CLUB
South Florida
The LITTLE BLACK BOOK CLUB was founded in October 2000. Currently we have over 30 members from various parts of South Florida. Our members choose the book selection of the month & host the monthly meetings. Additionally, we have social events frequently to relax & mingle.

Meetings are held at homes, book stores, coffee shops...
Our objective is a fun, stimulating and informal atmosphere in which we can gather, chit chat, eat, meet others and discuss the chosen book in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere! We aim to have a diverse variety of people from various backgrounds, ages, professions and views to generate some stimulating dialogue! visit www.TheLittleBlackBookClub.com or email info@TheLittleBlackBookClub.com

Mahogany Roses
Tampa
We are a new book club of 6 African American women so far, who enjoy exploring the world of literature. Our goals as a postive group of women are to give back to our community, have fun, and worship together as sisters in Christ. We met once or twice a month to discuss the chosen book. We welcome other positive insightful, women to join us. for more information please contact Dei.

MOCHA EXPRESSIONS
Lake Mary/Orlando
Mocha Expressions is an African American Women's Book Club organized to learn and experience the African American Literary Society in a fun, exciting, and enlightening atmosphere.  We discuss books written for us, by us, and about us in hopes to collectively gain knowledge and collaborate through literary dialogue, build sincere and loving relationships, and serve the African American Community by promoting literacy and sisterhood. Contact Terrell Tillman

The Nubian Circle Book Club
Orlando
We are a group of African Americans in Orlando, Florida area who recently formed The Nubian Circle Book Club. We focus primarily on works by African American authors and choose a book each month (collectively) and meet once each month for regular 2 hour meetings which include book discussions, fun, and fellowship.  For more information contact phyllisdrhodes@aol.com.

Nubian Sistas Book Club, Inc.
Miami
Nubian Sistas is a book club geared towards women who have a love for reading. We are located in South Florida and meet once a month. In as little as a few months, we have grown by leaps and bounds. From book reviews to hosting literary events, Nubian Sistas has turn into a book club to be reckon with.
However, no matter how much we grow, we plan to always stick to our mission and goal which have been a guiding light to our members. Our mission is to read and discuss books that are stimulating, entertaining and thought provoking. Our goal is to read and support a variety of genres written by African American authors. Membership is by invitation only but anyone who'll like to be added to our mailing list please email our founder at joyf@nubiansistas.org.  Also, visit our website at www.nubiansistas.org for more information.

NUBIAN SISTERS BOOK CLUB 
South Florida/ Dade and Broward County

For the love of reading, Nubian Sisters Book Club was formed in 2001. We are a small group of African -American women who meet monthly to discuss "The Book of The Month". To join us contact TSINGL7365@aol.com

PROMINENT WOMEN OF COLOR
Jacksonville
Our club began June 1999.  We currently have 20 active members.  We meet the second Saturday of the month to discuss the book selection for that month.  Our club is not just a reading group, we are a community based book club.  Our mission is to promote literacy and give back to our communities.  Please visit our website at: http://gb.icflorida.com/servlets/SiteServlet/PWOC/index.html  or email at us at promwoc@tbwt.com.

Readers' Lane Book Club
Broward/Dade County
Readers' Lane where book lovers meet and greet. Our FREE reading group’s goal is to bring enjoyment back to reading with the added bonuses of great conversations and meeting new friends.

Located in Pembroke Pines, Florida and members from surrounding areas, we meet once a month to discuss a novel ranging from Steve Alten to Eric Jerome Dickey. Books are selected by a different member every month. For more information and how to become part of our growing family contact: info@readerslane.net or visit us at www.readerslane.net.

Reading to Empower African American People (R.E.A.P.)
Tampa
R.E.A.P. Book Club Inc. was started 4yrs ago by a group of co-workers that shared the joy of reading.  The group's mission and focus is to share the love of reading and the empowerment in brings to all.  We sponsor several community events throughout our community every year.  R.E.A.P. reads a wide variety of literature from fiction, mystery, spiritual, motivational, and historical African American literature. 
Our motto and mission is "Where we harvest and cultivate African American literature." 
R.E.A.P. meets once a month on the second Friday of every month at Barnes & Noble Carrollwood in Tampa, FL from 7:30 pm-9:00 pm.  For more information contact Alethea Kemp, President or Nancy Barbara, Community Relations Mngr. at B&N.
 

Sankofa Book Club

Ft. Lauderdale

The Sankofa Book Club met for the first time in June 2007.  It’s a new book club that reads fiction and non-fiction, meeting at the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  Sankofa meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month for refreshments, fun & book discussion.  Membership is free, and book suggestions are welcomed.  Please contact Kdturner@browardlibrary.org.  

S.I.L.K. (Sisters Increasing Literary Knowledge)
We are a group of African American women in the Central Florida area who recently celebrated our three year anniversary.  Each month we meet at a different restaurant to discuss the chosen book of the month.  We invite everyone to come visit our website at www.neogroup.com/silk to share your opinions about books we've read.

SISTA SESSIONS Women's Group
Broward and Dade Counties (South Florida)
Laidies!!!!! Come join South Florida's new fun and hip women's organization.
SISTA SESSIONS is a monthly gathering of a group of diverse young and professional women. The purpose of this newly founded organization is to, take journey's through the words of trendy African-American Authors, Focus on the empowerment of women, discuss interesting women issues, enhance our current knowledge level and to also LAUGH, VENT, EAT, and HAVE FUN. So, come be apart of the organization that will eventually be the best in South Florida. For more information please contact Michelle Parker
South Fl/Broward/Miami surrounding areas
The club began in October 1997 with 15 members we currently have 17 women ages from 28 to 60's. We have book club meetings once a month on the 4th Sunday . Where share our opinions on the book with our cover dishes to go along with the book. We have now expand our horizons we have 3 other Chapters We are consider the Miami-Connection which we have an Investment Club we started in September 1998. We have Jacksonville-Connection, Texas-Connection and Atlanta-Connection.
If you would like to become a member of this Club just e-mail Annette she will guide you in the right direction.  Click here to contact our book club.
 
It all started when Jacqueline and some of the ladies at church were talking about books, and found out that we all loved to read and had the same interest in the types of books that we read. I had wanted to start a book club for years and realized that  this was my opportunity to do so. So with the encouragement of my sistahs Cassandra and Annette SGRC of Miami. We had a great time. Our first meeting was held January 9, 2004. We had the pleasure of having Hallema, the author of Mass Deception at our meeting. To date our membership still stand at 15. We meet once a month the 2nd Friday of each month. We usually meet at a member's home but sometimes we venture out to a restaurant and have our discussion there. Contact Jacqueline for additional information.

Sistahs Read-in For Fun Book Club 
Tallahassee
Sistahs Read-in For Fun Book Club is a newly established book-club of Tallahassee.  We meet the second Sunday of each month at 5:00 p.m. for an afternoon of fun and relaxing discussions about our featured book.  For more information, please contact Skeltzer, membership is by invitation only.


SISTER 2 SISTER AND BROTHERS 2
Lakeland/Tampa

This book club was initially formed in 1998 by a group of women who shared their love for reading, Omega, Jill and Gloria. In 2002 under pressure from others to join in the fun the ladies open the arena for not only women but also men to join in the fun. Sister 2 Sister and Brothers 2 is an African American Book Club of men and women who shares the love of reading and a lively discussion. The club has entertained several authors in session at their monthly meeting as well as books signings for local authors. They are solid and growing. For more information contact Omega.

THE SISTERHOOD JOURNEY BOOK CLUB
JACKSONVILLE, FL
A blossoming discussion group in Jacksonville, FL consisting of a small circle of women who wish to enrich their paths and expand their minds through reading and sharing. We hold expansive meetings once a month, hosted by members in rotation, discussing the chosen selection, which includes all genres of the mosaic. We do strongly support African American Authors. Our club consists of 8 current standing members and was established April of 2004. We review and discuss Books & Magazines, Movies & Documentaries, and allow complete creative control when hosting. It is open to a diverse group of people brave enough to express their opinions and viewpoints. We delight each other enjoying refreshments in a social atmosphere. There is no fee. We look to create fun, interesting dialogue, building healthy minds, empowering ourselves, inheriting a sense of Literary Kung-Fu. For more information and to be added to our newsletter mailing list, please contact Fhanta Williams or call 904-777-5742/904-755-8727

Sisters on the Move Bookclub 
Miami
Our book club, Sisters on the Move Bookclub is in Miami, Fla.  We have a membership of 10 ranging in age.  We meet monthly and discuss books selected by rotation by the members. We read romance, spiritual, non fiction, fiction, history and reference books by African American authors.  Our meeting places  vary, like our members so as to add spice and levity to our time together.  
Our motto is: We all agree to disagree. For additional information contact Vivian.

Sisters United
Sisters United book club of Jacksonville, Florida began in January 2002.  It was started by a group of co-workers who share a passion for reading books by African-American authors.  The membership is at 15 and growing.  Our meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of every month at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in joining Sisters United please e-mail us at SistersUnited02@hotmail.com

Triune of Zioness Christian Book Club
Tampa

Triune of Zioness Christian Book Club is located in Tampa, FL. We meet at the homes of the members. We welcome participation of anyone who loves the Lord and loves reading. A heart for reading about everyday trials and tribulations while discussing how to apply them to your daily life is ideal for this book club. We also strive to reach, teach and help any women desiring to better their relationship with God. We are devoted to learning the necessary Christian principles that demonstrate the way a woman should be walking with the Lord and we want to partner with any woman who shares our devotion!!

Triune of Zioness is not an online book club. For more information please contact Sophia

Woman2Woman
Woman2Woman is a newly found, African American book club in the town of DeLand, Florida.  The group is comprised of 12 strong and intelligent African American women.  Our primary goal is to promote literacy throughout the community.  We encourage sisterhood and self-expression.  We focus on reading African American literature both non-fiction and fiction. www.woman2woman.4t.com. Contact: Primrose

WREEL Readers
Orlando/Tampa
WREEL Readers formed in 2004 and is based in the Tampa Bay/Central Florida area. We are a positive group of Women Reading to Enhance and Enrich Lives. Our Mission is to enhance and enrich our lives through reading and remaining culturally aware of our environment. Our goal is to increase literacy in our community by sharing our joy of reading. We meet on the third Saturday of each month for literary discussions. We participate in a variety of social activities throughout the year. Contact Patricia for more information or visit our web site at www.wreelreaders.com

 

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THE 3D BOOKCLUB

Atlanta
The 3D BookClub began in 2005 established by young African American authors/poets/enthusiasts. Principle literature includes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, anthologies, and sci-fi. Books are chosen based on vote tabulations. The club meets every second saturday per month to discuss the book of the month. All are encouraged to join.
For more information please contact 3dbookclub@politicaldogma.com and visit http://bookclub.politicaldogma.com.

African American Reading Group
Atlanta

We are eight (8) women located in the Alanta, Georgia area.  We meet once a month at one of the members house.  We are more of a Sisterhood, than just members of a reading group.
We take an educational trip once a year to some city that is having an African American event/festival.  We visited author Cornelia Bailey's hometown, Sapelo Island, Georgia.  The author owns a bed and breakfast house, we stayed there.  Cornelia was in town and she read from her book, it was very educational.  The island have only 33 black people (total) on the island.  Some of the the original families descendents are still their (Bailey), and they are struggling to keep it in the black families without the State of Georgia take their land.
We have visited the Civil Right's Museum in Birmingham, Ala., these are just a few of the places we have traveled to. 
We have authors (local) visit our meetings to discuss their books. We have had Brian Egleston (Granddaddy's Dirt), and Magadelen Breaux (Imaginary Playmate), just to name a few. 

Between the lines
Atlanta 

Between the Lines Book Club has eight members from the Atlanta area. The club meets every month to discuss our literary selection. The club is very active in community service. For more information please email BetweentheLinesATL@comcast.net

Blaque Pearls 
Atlanta

It's a Woman's Thang...sisters uplifting one another to create and form a more perfect woman. (In every aspect of womanhood) We have just began a bookclub and we're interested in learning of more of the black authors. Please email info to cjones86@email.com.

BROTHA'S WELL READ BOOK CLUB 
Atlanta
Brotha's Well Read Book Club was founded in September 2000 for African American men to come together to discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction books. It provides a warm comfortable atmosphere in which we can fellowship, engage in intellectual discussions and enrich each other's lives. We meet once a month. Please Contact: info@brothaswellread.com

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS BOOK CLUB II
Atlanta
This book club, founded in January 1997 in Atlanta, GA, was designed to enrich knowledge and reading power as well as encourage one another through fellowship. The book club currently has over 60 plus members on its roster and continues to grow. Circle of Friends has 11 different chapters in nine different states across the US.  The doors to Circle of Friends Book Club II are open to positive sisters in search of a reading group worth being a part of and doing positive things in the community.
COF II was featured and appeared on the Oprah Show in celebration of her Book Club's First Year Anniversary Show. They choose one book each month (collectively) and meet once each month for regular meetings which include book discussions, games, fun and fellowship.
Contact: Shunda Blocker for more information or visit our web site at www.cof2.org.

Club Avid Divas
Atlanta
Club Avid Divas has 5 active young intelligent ladies, who are also coworkers. Founded by Bridget Simpson. Its mission is to promote sisterhood, literacy and get involved in fundraising activities. Seeking to sponsor literacy programs for children ages 4-17. We meet monthly at different locations in Metro Atlanta. Come Join us for fun, fellowship, and discussions on intriguing topics. Come out and meet the Divas for CLUB AVID Contact info bridgetss82@yahoo.com.

COVER TO COVER BOOK CLUB
Atlanta
Cover-to-Cover was started by five African American women who wanted to enrich their knowledge and conversation through reading. The club meets once a month at various hostesses homes throughout Atlanta. As a service to our community, we donate reading materials and toys to a charity and also plan to participate in Atlanta's literacy program. Contact Pamela Marie Beck for more information.

Cultured Coterie 
Atlanta

Cultured Coterie is a newly formed book club located in Atlanta, Georgia, as of January 2006. Our club consists of Lesbian and Bisexual Women from various professional fields, who are avid readers and seek to build a network of friends through literacy and social events. We are currently seeking new members and would like to add to our group lesbian and bisexual women who are at least 18 years old and older who love to read and can attend our monthly meetings. Cultured Coterie Yahoo Group:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/culturedcoterie/ or http://www.myspace.com/ccbcatla nta

Diverse Readers Literary Group
Athens
The Diverse Reader's book club is a group of avid readers. The reading club was founded on the premise of fostering new friendships around a common activity, reading. We embraced the concept of diversity within our organization as we embarked on creating our Literary Circle! We meet monthly at members' homes or at a designated location to talk about selection. The Diverse Reader's Book Club is a group of readers coming together to chat, listen, reflect, renew, shout, and yes, eat! We are given the opportunity to discuss books in a friendly forum, while broadening our literary knowledge and being introduced to books/authors we may or may not normally be exposed to. Join us as we enjoy the escape and the adventure literature can give you! Contact Nikki Crew or Vanessa Brown- Co-Founders: diverse_readers@yahoo.com

THE EBONY SOCIAL CLUB
Is a group of 12 African American women who share a common interest in giving back to the community through various social, educational and fun activities. The ESC is also a book club. A member can either be a part of the social organization or the book club or both! They meet the 4th Sunday of every month for book discussions. They are located in Atlanta, GA and will celebrate our one-year anniversary in September.
For more information, please contact Tracy Wright via email

Essence of Elegance
Metro Atlanta

We are a group of positive and professional women sharing the fondness of reading books, and other social outings, embracing the camaraderie of sisterhood. We read, meet and discuss fiction and non-fiction books by African-American authors, and we enjoy cultural enhancements through various group outings. Monthly meetings are held on the third Saturday at various locations. Contact: Essence_Elegance@yahoo.com

FRIENDS AND READERS (F.A.R.)
Atlanta

F.A.R. is an Atlanta based group founded November 8, 1998.  The formation of our group was inspired by the desire to expand spiritually and intellectually through literature.  Discussions are not always limited to the content of a book but sometimes to personal experiences as well as worldly events that affect us as a people.  
Our group holds 6-12 members, and meetings are held every 4-6 weeks.  Each member is responsible for hosting a meeting as well as choosing the book to be discussed at that particular meeting.  Meetings have been held in a wide variety of places such as, the homes of the members, book stores, and Stone Mountain Park, to name a few.  In between meetings, we treat ourselves to plays and other theatrical shows.
F.A.R. strives to give its members an experience they can cherish throughout a lifetime.  We are not only a literary group but also a family that continues to
grow, page by page. For more info. please contact Selena Wash-Cage.

G.A.A.L.  (Gorgeous Afro American Ladies) Book Club
Atlanta
G.A.A.L. (Gorgeous Afro American Ladies) Book Club of Atlanta is a group of positive and eloquent sisters who possess a genuine passion in reading stimulating novels and having a good time.  Our discussion are always interesting as we meet monthly at members’ homes to talk about our inspiring reading selections.  We also invite and support authors to our meetings. Our Vision and mission is to provide a peaceful and comfortable atmosphere, outside of the home and workplace, G.A.A.L also provides a sistahood  that allows us to stregnthen, encourage, empower and embrace one another with genuine love. We have 30 members and each has their own GAAL name that describes her own personality. Contact: Shonta Bass  President/Founder

GODYVA CHOCOLATES BOOK CLUB
Atlanta

A group of professional Black women with diverse reading interests. We meet on the last Saturday of every month at 3:00 PM to discuss our latest selection. It's ALWAYS a fun afternoon. Membership is by invitation only. Contact: Stephanie Twitty Carmon @ 770-490-2023 for more information.

HOTLANTA BOOK CLUB
The National Sisters and Brothers of HotLanta Book Club was formed in May of 1997 with the mission of unite and strengthen African American communities, businesses and families. The book club currently has chapters in the Metro-Atlanta area and Delaware. Men and women are welcome to join the book club. We also have reading groups for teens and children.
Meeting are generally held once per month and community service activities are conducted quarterly. In addition, we host book signings for new and established writers. A few of the authors that we have hosted include Michael Baisden, Faye McDonald Smith, Omar Tyree, and Nora Deloach.
If you are interested in becoming a member of our book club or establishing a chapter of your own, please visit our web site at http://www.sistersbrothers.com or contact The National Sisters and Brothers of HotLanta Book Club at 770-321-5157

Imani Literary Group of Metro Atlanta
Imani Book Club--In our eleventh year (established in 1992) the Imani Literary Group is a dynamic group of Black women who come together once a month to engage in stimulating literary discussions about the authors we promote and encourage, the books we read, and the issues those books address. Imani is the seventh principle of Kwanzaa and means faith. Imani reads books by and about us because we have faith in our authors, many of whom have joined us as we discuss their works. Meetings are held at members' homes, African American-owned restaurants and local AA-owned bookstores. Imani is serious about our books! We invite men and women to join us at our monthly discussions; however, you must read at least one of the monthly selections to attend a meeting. For more information, website: blacknewcomersnetwork.org and click on Imani or Angela.

In The Company of My Sisters Book Club
Metro Atlanta
This book club was designed as an opportunity for enterprising women to gather together for interesting and very stimulating conversations. Each member has an opportunity to select a book for the month and that member is the hostess for our discussion.
Discussions are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Our motto; good books, good food and good company! Contact: Angela: mysisterco@yahoo.com

JustUs Book Club
Decatur/Lithonia
Established in April 2005 "JustUs Book Club" is a group of professional women from the metro Atlanta area who share the love of books written by African American authors. The group meets once a month to fellowship, discuss, and review the selected book of the month.The vision and misson of "JustUs Book Club" is to promote the joy of reading by participating in local literary events and by initiating and participating in community service projects that will benefit the community. Kendal Hubbard

Kingdom Kafe
Atlanta

Spiritual reading book club in Southwest Atlanta, Georgia. We will read, digest and discuss a variety of fiction and non fiction books based on spiritual and biblical enlightenment. Open to male and female participants seeking fellowship with other believers. Meetings are presently Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm. Location TBA. Please contact Tonya  for more details at tonyastepney@gmail.com.

Lady Godiva Book Club 
Atlanta

We are a beautiful assortment of African-American women that are determined to empower each other.  Our sisterhood was formed by a common bond, our love of books.  Our book club allows us the opportunity to broaden our knowledge, promote sisterhood, enrich our community, and just have a good time.
We invite you to view our website for any of your literay needs.I hope you enjoy our site.  
Our contact informaton is Lady Godiva Book Club-Shennice Gober ladygodivaclub@yahoo.com

The Ladies Village Literary Group
Stone Mountain
The Ladies Village Literary Group was officially christened on July 2006 as a once a month "Get-Together" for "The Ladies". We are a group of friends who decided it was time for us to have some designated time for building and nurturing ourselves and our friendships. So we "Get-Together" at a members home or a restaurant for a little reading, relaxing, and re-connecting. Contact: admin@ladiesvillageliterarygroup.com

Literary Divas
Atlanta
We are a group of African American women coming together to socialize and broaden our literary knowledge by reading, discussing and promoting various African American authors. As women, mothers and sistahs we are part of the community and community outreach is also an integral part of our successful organization. From walks to raise money for cures, to church functions, Literary Diva’s want to ensure we make a lasting impact in our community. We meet once per month for book discussions, we host and participate in book signings and readings. We are more than just a book club we are family. For more information please contact Theresa Miller.

Literary Diversions
Atlanta
Our club is a way to get away from the stress and responsibilities of everyday life using literature as our escape.  It was founded in April 2002 by Darcina Garrett and Debbie Bryant with the following goals and objectives in mind: 1 To have FUN & Fellowship, 2 To add variety to our reading via different genres, 3 To meet once a month and have stimulating discussions about the books we chose to read,  and 4 To meet new people and friends.  So far the club has been very successful.  We have a fourteen member maximum and currently have 12 solid members. The club is mixed gendered but so far all active members are African American Women.  That is not a complaint, but we want the brothers to know they are welcomed!  Check us out at http://www.literarydiversions.com and view our Booklist and Meeting Minutes where we rate and critique all the books we read. Contact: Darcina Debbie.

Mahogany Visions 2
Marietta
We are a small, but friendly group of people that meet once a month to discuss the books that the members have chosen to read and share a meal. We are just starting this club in our new location (Marietta, GA). We read fiction, non-fiction, short stories, autobiographies, and anything else written by African-American authors. If you are interested in joining us or you would like us to give you feedback on your latest writing piece, please feel free to contact me at: robertallen2962@bellsouth.net

NOUVELLE GENERATION BOOK CLUB
Metro Atlanta area
Nouvelle Generation Book Club was founded in January 2000 under the leadership of Ms. Ebony Porter-Ike, Founder and President. Nouvelle Generation has just celebrated its one year anniversary and boasts 30 dedicated members and growing! 
Nouvelle Generation discusses books pertinent to the African Diaspora. Books are proposed by members and voted on by the body. In this way the book club is exposed to a wide variety of literary works. Nouvelle Generation meets once a month and is hosted by a member each month.
2001 objectives include author appearances, fundraising activities for our scholarship award, and community service as well as lively discussion and FUN, FUN, FUN! For more information contact Nouvelle Generation

Novel Vixens
Columbus

The Novel Vixens Book Club was founded in January of 2009 an effort to bring an intelligent group of young women together to enjoy food, conversation, and a good book.  There are currently 13 members that bring a diverse range of personality and colorful spunk to our book club family.  We settled on that number after our very first introductory meeting.  We knew that we were all that we needed and frankly all that anybody could handle.  That’s a good thing.  We meet once a month to discuss a book chosen by one member and enjoy each other’s company. We also meet to have what we call “social gatherings”, which is usually our opportunity to get together and try to out talk one another. The Novel Vixens volunteer within the community to show that we are for our family, for our community, and for ourselves. 

PAGE TURNERS BOOK CLUB
Atlanta
BC Book Club is a gathering intelligent, African-American professional women who come together to explore the roles of women through literature. Our book club strives to provide a bridge of understanding between women and explore the misunderstandings that occur between women. With the knowledge that understanding breeds love, the women in our book club embrace each others differences and see them as enrichments to our club. Each one of us is unique and special and able to contribute to our group. Our group not only seeks to read, we also seek to teach and learn.  Peace and Love.

Pages 
Atlanta
PAGES has been established since January of 1998. We presently have eight members. The club meets the 4th Sunday of every month at 4:00p.m. The meetings are held in members homes or wherever the hostess of the month chooses to have them. We also have family outings and attend book signings and plays together. For more information contact Tyran Epps.

POSITIVE MINDS
Located in Macon, GA, Positive Minds is a exciting literary book club, founded in April 1998, which engages in the formation and development of friendships and discussions through a literary outlet. Positive Minds provides a atmosphere in which they can share our joys, sorrow, excitement and frustrations. They believe that they will discover that we all share some common opinions and interest although each individual's lifestyle may vary or differ. They meet the 1st Saturday of each month. Email or call Condra Winston-Weaver ph# 478-744-9749

Q.U.E.E.N.S. Book Club of Atlanta
Atlanta
This group is designed to enrich the minds of valid readers and strengthen along with extending a helping hand in community involvement.  Our achievement is based on the deepness of commitment, visualization, and confidence of each member.  We therefore seek women who will support and broaden the rules and agenda of Q.U.E.E.N.S. Book Club.  The book club in return, is an instrument through which individuals can grow and develop personality and professionally while at the same time provide service to humanity.  Our fellowship take place every third Saturday of each month at 2pm inside Atlanta's local libraries and other public venues.  If this is the book club for you, we at Q.U.E.E.N.S. look forward to hearing from you.  Please, send all questions and comments to queensbookclubofatlanta@yahoo.com

The Reading Cafe
Atlanta
This co-ed reading group enjoys reading mysteries, thrillers, science-fiction, and mainstream fiction written by and about African Americans. We love attending author signings, reading/writing events, and having lively book discussions over dinner and beverages once a month. Contact KaTrina Love for additional information.

Round World Books
Atlanta
Round World Books
is a newly-formed reading group for women (ages 17 and up) residing in North Atlanta.  This group was created to offer diversity to readers of all genres and nationalities. As the world changes, we must learn more about the cultures, traditions and preferences of nationalities other than our own. Round World Books will introduce our members to authors from all over the globe. Membership packages are available upon request.  Please send an email to roundworldbooks@yahoo.com for more information.

SIPPING TEA
Marietta
Founded October 11, 1998 this group of six women formed together for the joy of reading and having stimulating and intellectual conversations.  Each member host a meeting at their home once a month. Contact Person: Carol Boyd

Sista Talk Book Club
Marietta
Sista Talk Book Club was founded on June 9, 2004. Although the founder resides in Marietta, GA the members are all around Metro Atlanta. The book selections are chosen by the members and that member facilitates the discussion of the book they chose. We meet once a month at various locations around Metro Atlanta. The women will grow and make connections with other women as we stimulate our minds. There meaningful discussions that will intrigue others as we form meaningful relationships with other women through reading. We are truly SISTAS!
Contact
Donnica Copeland for additional information.

In June 2003, our first book club meeting was at Borders Bookstore at Stonecrest Mall, Lithonia,Ga.  Karen organized the meeting, which comprised of eight members. Today, there is a total of eleven members and plenty of growth potential. 
Most of the members belong to the same church home, but we all quickly realized that there is a shared passion for reading.
To our dismay, after selecting a name for our book club, we later found out that another Atlanta-based book club had the same name.  Research was performed to find the perfect name for our unique group of friendships. Katherine, who was member of the original Sistah Girl Reading Club based out of Miami,  now live in Atlanta provided detail information about the organization and how a connection could be made for our group. On our first weekend getaway in August 2006, the decision was made to join The Siesta Girl Reading Club, Inc. Meets once a month on the fourth Sunday at 4p.m. There are times when we have made some exceptions The hostess for that month decides rather she will entertain at her home or some other place. Each member brings a pot luck dish.

SistahFriend Book Club
South Carolina (Columbia-headquarters), North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Louisiana
Description: The SistahFriend Book Club is a live and online reading and networking group for women that focuses on reading and discussing books by or about African-Americans and promoting unity through women empowerment and fellowship. Members meet once a month to discuss literary works and issues relevant to women. Group features include: monthly retreats, a summer sister getaway, book reviews by the Pink Reviewers, video author interviews, online literary features and contests, author and reader online chats, and web forums where both readers and writers stay connected. The group also publishes an online ezine to highlight authors and women leaders in the community. Currently, the SFBC has seven branches in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Louisiana. Our motto: Promoting Literacy and Empowerment in a Women's Forum. Contact: info@sistahfriend.com

Sistahs for Books
Atlanta
Sistahs for Books of Atlanta, Georgia began in January of 2005.  Comprised of a small, close-knit circle of young professional African-American women advocating the need for increased reading, it's membership priviliges are not limited to just book discussions and reviews, but community outreach and sisterhood as well.  Our monthly book meetings are lively, productive and entertaining while our bi-monthly business meetings bring the club to full circle.  For more information about membership/activities, please email Monique.

SISTER, SISTER2! BOOK CLUB
Marietta
A reading group of ladies located in the Marietta, GA area. The group was formed October 1997 out of a desire for sisters to come together socially, spiritually and intellectually. It is organized around a love for reading and the opportunity to socialize. They have about 6-10 members, meeting the 4th Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. The meetings are generally held at members' homes. Currently we are working on community projects like making back to school packets for some of the children waiting to be placed in foster homes, selecting a child/children at Christmas time to sponsor and anything else we can do in the community as a group. Recently we had the pleasure of reading "What's A Woman Gotta Do" by Evelyn Coleman and having Ms. Coleman attended the June meeting.

SISTERS AT THE ROUNDTABLE BOOK CLUB
Atlanta
Sisters at the Roundtable Book Club, in Atlanta, GA, established in January 1997 (registered April 1998) is an elite ten member book club and community organization. This group of businesswomen, educators and community activists meet once a month to engage in enlightening and intelligent discussions on African American Literature.  Book topics vary from Fiction (Romance) to Non-Fiction (biographical, motivational, informational) selections. The book club stays in touch by means of a monthly newsletter that goes out monthly to update members on upcoming meetings and events. In addition to meeting for book discussions, this versatile book club also gets involved with various community activities, supporting some of Atlanta's most distinguished Community Organizations. When all work is done, the sisters bond with one another on their annual "excursion" that they take together each year to different places. Membership by invitation only. Contact: Sisters_Round@hotmail.com

SISTERS BOOK CLUB
Atlanta

Description: Sisters Book Club is made up of a group of beautiful intelligent women, that share the same love for African American Literature. We welcome all serious and interested women. We get together once a month for meet and greets. We have over 20 members. Our book discussions are hosted once a month, at a place of our members choice. To learn more about us, visit our website at http://www.sistersbkclub.com. Contact: Info@sistersbkclub.com

SOUL EXPRESSIONS BOOK CLUB
Atlanta
Soul Expressions Book Club is based in Atlanta, GA.  This group of African American Women come together monthly to promote and support African American authors.  Through their intimate and stimulating discussions, these women open and expand their minds and have built friendships in the process.  The club meets once a month with each member serving as hostess at least once a year and at each home we always enjoy food, fun, intellectual conversation and the sharing of life experiences.  These sistas also believe in giving back to their community by raising funds for and giving donations to charitable organizations.  Membership is by invitation only.
For more information contact:  matjenkins@yahoo.com

SOULFULL READERS BOOK GROUP
Atlanta
SoulFULL Readers is still a relatively new book group started in July 2001.  Our coed group is still growing and learning as we meet at various Atlanta restaurants to discuss the best in African-American literature.  Please be sure to check out our website for to post your thoughts on our past book selections, review upcoming meeting info, or even to join us for our regularly scheduled online book chats.  You won't be disappointed!
Contact: trenee@soulfullreaders.com

SOUTHERN VIOLET BOOKCLUB
Augusta
Southern Violet BookClub is not just any book club. It is a reading group that will allow diverse backgrounds of African-American women to come together, as friends, confidants and sistahs. The mission and primary purpose of the book club is to spiritually strengthen and unite black women as sisters. Stressing the value in women mentoring other women, nurturing each other dreams, sharing wisdom and experiences and building networks of strong friendship, by showcasing the finest books written by and for African Americans, books that will touch all aspects of our life. For more information or to join us, please contact us at southernviolets2003@yahoo.com

S.W.A.P.P Book Club
Atlanta
Our history began in Metropolitan Atlanta, October 2000, when the idea of two sistah’s manifested. Reba & Loletha created a forum where African-American women could promote unity, establish trust, promote culture awareness, provide support, and connect women of color through literature & sisterhood.

We have successfully provided an environment where women of diverse backgrounds can come together to discuss an array of books, and ideas which is addressed from the feminine prospective.

Since our tenure began in 2000, we are ecstatic to see our idea flourish into 2 new Chapters in Denver, Colorado & Jacksonville, Florida. It is hoped that these forums will spawn into a sisterhood amongst those who participate.

Our ‘Swapp’ meets are generally held every six weeks, and is hosted by one of our members. We collectively chose to read books written by African-American authors. We read an array of books referencing finances, health, fiction, and non-fiction. Each hostess selects the book of her choice, as well as the location of her ‘Swapp’ meet.

Words of Inspiration Book Club
Atlanta
This book club was founded in January 2006 by Sharon Russ and Lakeisha Watkins. The reason for starting this book club was to bring old friends together and foster new friendships around a common activity, reading. We embrace the concept of sisterhood and the creation a new literary circle. African American literature explains who we are as a people…and perhaps, shed light on our possibilities and opportunities. The book club members love and respect each other as African American Sistahs.

Therefore, we can agree to disagree in ideology as it pertains to book discussions. We come together to chat, listen, reflect, renew, shout, and yes, eat and drink. As women, we are given the opportunity to discuss books in a friendly forum, while broadening our literary knowledge and being introduced to authors/books we may or may not normally be expose to. While being a member of this group, you will give all of who you are. Enjoy yourself and others in the group. Feel free to openly express your feelings honestly. Express yourself the best way you know how. Sharing is our key exposure to things new and fresh! The book club meets once a month at various metro Atlanta restaurants in search of culinary and cultural excellence to broaden our mind, spirit, soul and yes, tastebuds.

Contact: For more information on membership please send an email to woibookclub@hotmail.com

WRITES OF PASSAGE BOOK CLUB
Atlanta
WRITES OF PASSAGE book club founded in Atlanta, GA, October of 1998.  We meet on the fourth Saturday of each month.  Each member hosts a meeting in their home or place of choice. Membership is by invitation only.

This is a book club of empowered women friends.  We are together to build a strong community of women that supports and nurtures a positive, healthy approach to daily life through focused readings and self discovery.  We are together to learn about ourselves through the books we read and the ideas we share with each other.

Contact Dione Morton for more information

 

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Hot Chocolate Readers Literary Consortium
Honolulu
Hot Chocolate Readers Literary Consortium (HCRLC) of Honolulu, Hawaii began October 1999.  A group of friends with a passion for reading came together one Sunday afternoon and we haven't stopped gathering since.  Our membership consist of 12 on island members from a varied background, as well as several members who have moved from Hawaii, but want to remain a member via email or when we celebrate our anniversary off island.   We meet once a month, usually the 3rd Sunday at 3 for hours of discussion, fun, games and great food. We invite you to visit our website - http://www.hotchocolatereaders.homestead.com and please take time a drop us a line in our guest book. Also, please feel free to email us at hotchocolatehawaii@hotmail.com

 

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Afroliterati
Chicago
Afroliterati Book Club was established December 9, 2006. Afroliterati brings together a mix of men and women from a diverse range of educational/occupational backgrounds. The club meets once a month usually on Saturdays for a pot-luck style gathering to discuss African-American literature, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The club is always open to new members. If you are located in the Chicago area and would like to join us please contact Yalonda. Please check out our myspace page at www.myspace.com/afroliterati

Sister Circle Book Club from Louisville, Kentucky is back and reading like crazy, our club is invitation only. We meet once a month to discuss our African American books over dinner. If you are interested in joining our club contact me at Cynthia8965@hotmail.com.

Black Like We Book Club
Chicago
Black Like We Book Club is a burgeoning book club of sistas based in Hyde Park. We enthusiastically read and discuss books by Black authors every 6 weeks on a Saturday at a member's place or coffee shop. Plus, we go on field trips and excursions. Want more info? Contact us at
blacklikewe@googlegroups.com

Chicago Rawsistaz
This is a discussion group for the members of the Chicago chapter of the RAWSISTAZ Book Club. This group is for women who love to either read or write. It is our hopes that we can share great AA novels, stories, poems, etc. In addition, we will be discussing writing tips, critiques, and/or reviews. We will be meeting once a month in a location to be named by the hostess/moderator; discussing the Book-Of-The-Month which will be determined by vote, by the members of the club. So if you reside in the Chicagoland area and would love to meet and discuss our African American authors, please contact Jacki. Visit RAWSiSTAZ online at www.rawsistaz.com for other local chapters.

Go on Girl! Book Club, Inc.
Chicago
The Go on Girl! Book Club began in New York in 1991 and we now boast 33 chapters nationwide in 11 states. We very well may be the largest African American Woman book club in America. Each chapter has a maximum of 12 members, which we take turns hosting once per month while we dine, fellowship and discuss our book selection. The entire membership reads the same book written by authors of African diaspora. Our books are chosen through our Genre Committee and voted on by the entire membership twice per year. We read 11 genres a year (science fiction, historical, social commentary, mystery, international author, short stories, classics, autobiography/biography, new author, anthology and 2 novels). Our book club hosts an Annual Author Award yearly rotating from state to state where we honor a "new author" and an "author-of-the-year". We also publish a newsletter, Jambalaya, for distribution amongst our membership keeping them in touch with each chapter happenings. We are a group of dedicated African American women committed to supporting African American authors and booksellers. For more information, contact Linda

Daughters of Africa
Chicago
Daughters of Africa Book Club began in 1999 in Los Angeles, California. It was instituted by Sherise and Stacey, who both are determined to ignite African American Women by exploring and finding a world within themselves. One way that they believed that their vision would become a reality was by establishing a Book-Club full of God Fearing women who are determined to overcome all of lifes obstacles by connecting with women with similar ambitions who would ultimately encourage one another to conquer any obstacle when presented with a challenge. Currently there are 2 Chapters of Daughters of Africa, The L.A. Chapter and the Chicago Chapter! We presently meet once a month to take part in several activities; however, every other month we have our Book Review in new and exciting ways. To contact Daughters of Africa please visit our site @
http://daughtersofafrica.tripod.com

GREATER WINDY CITY BOOK CLUB.
A reading group made up of a dozen professionals from around the entire Chicago, IL area. The group is mostly women but the men initiate a lot of lively discussions. They meet about every 6 weeks, and try to read a variety of books (classics, fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, biography etc.)
For more information contact Milfred Moore.

The Kindred Spirits Book Club of Chicago
Chicago
We are a small, informal, diverse group of dynamic and empowered women, who enjoy reading and discussing books by African authors. We believe that reading enlightens the mind and nourishes the spirit. We are committed to supporting African American authors and African American Booksellers. We meet the 3rd Sunday of each month at noon, for lively discussion and good food. One of our goals for 2004 is to attend an annual sistah bonding "excursion" to a different relaxing location each year. The group is new and membership is by invitation only. Contact: vdelta2003@ameritech.net

THE LITERARY CLUB (TLC)
Chicago
We get together once a month to discuss the current month's reading. We have been a group since 1993, although, our membership is now closed, we have decided to go on the web to hold discussions in cyberspace in an attempt to locate others of a similar interest.   The purpose of our club is to offer a relaxing and intellectual discussion of African-American Literature, we meet once a month on a Sunday afternoon, to exchange ideas, emotions and theories on the selected readings. We are currently 7 intelligently strong and beautiful African-American women and men who enjoy the comrade and fellowship that our club provides. Contact theliteraryclub@theliteraryclub.org for more information.

Reader's Paradise
Chicago
The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. ~ Mccosh ~"

Founded October 2006, we are an online group whose main thing is sharing our love of books. We enjoy collecting them as much as reading a good story that makes us laugh, cry and pause. We have several partners who write reviews for authors & publishing companies.

The link that connects us is our love of reading; however we also enjoy the fellowship of our circle of sisters. But it’s our spirit & love of the Lord that will keep us growing together. At each monthly discussion each member departs different from when they came. It’s being able to sample a bit of Reader’s Paradise that truly keeps members returning month after month. Contact person: "Missy

S.R.B. (Sisters Reading Books)
Chicago and Suburbs.
Formed in February 1996 with 4 members. Currently at 10 women of color getting together and discussing literary writings and bonding. We meet on Sundays every 6-8 weeks starting at 3p.m. or 4p.m. depending on the hostess choice. Each member serves as hostess. We read a variety of books by African American Authors only. We attend concerts, plays and travel together. Membership is by invitation only.
We would like to network with other clubs in our area. Contact Barbara

Sistahs & Brothas Of Chicago Book Club 
Chicago
We get together once a month to discuss the current month's reading. We have been a group since 2002, We are currently accepting applications for membership.

The purpose of our club is to offer a relaxing and intellectual discussion of African-American Literature, we meet once a month to exchange emotions and theories on the selected readings. We have 8 African-American women and men who enjoy the comrade and fellowship that our club provides. Contact
bookclubbiz@yahoo.com OR 773 874-3216

YOU GO GIRL AFRICAN AMERICAN BOOK CLUB
Chicago
This Chicago, Illinois based book club currently has 24 members and their 1st Chapter in Harrisburg, PA. They meet every quarter to discuss books of fiction only, authored by African American writers. They issue a newsletter focusing on events, previous meetings, and the "You Go Girl of the Quarter".

You Go Girl was the recipient of The William H. Frayser Award of Excellence for their part in community affairs, and volunteering time at the local library through the Vista Literacy Program. They meet and have their meetings at an African American Book Store, where they order their books that they receive at discounted prices. There last assignment was Blue Collar Blues, by Roslyn McMillian; and for their upcoming September 1999 meeting, they will be reading One Must Wait, by Penny Mickelbury. Contact Jean Weathers for additional information.

 

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BROTHERS AND SISTERS UNITED BOOK CLUB

Merrillville
 
This club was formed in 1998. They meet on the fourth Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Merrillville, Indiana. In December of '98, Brothers & Sisters United joined with Brown-Eyed Intellect but maintains a separate list.

THE BROWN-EYED INTELLECT BOOK CLUB
Merrillville
This book club was founded in 1996 by a group of men and women to discuss the works of African-American authors. They meet at Barnes & Noble in Merrillville, Indiana every fourth Saturday at 4pm. They welcome new members.

COFFEE CLUB EXPRESSIONS
Indianapolis
This book club was founded in August 2001 by Shawnna and Rachelle who love to read. Shawnna is no longer with our group due to a move to New Mexico and we all miss her. Our group consist of 5 women that discuss books by African American authors. We meet the 2nd Saturday of every month. We are seeking new members who love to read. The meetings are held at a member's home, or choice of the host for that month. Our club is open to anyone and who is interested in reading and discussing books. sweetshells911@aol.com, contact person.

Saturday Sisters 
Indianapolis
Saturday Sisters Book Club of Indianapolis is a diverse, progressive group of professional African American women who enjoy reading and discussing all types of literature. The club was founded by Melva and Josephine and the first meeting was held August of 2000. We meet the 3rd Saturday of each month at a member's home, restaurant or a local Book Store. Our meetings are theme based and the book selection and menu are chosen to depict the theme. Occasionally, we invite the author of the selected book or a guest speaker related to the theme/topic. Annually (February) we celebrate love/relationships and sponsor a coed meeting with our spouses and significant others. Our club is open to any one who is interested in reading and discussing the 'book of the month'. Melva Scott, contact.

THE SAVVY SISTERS BOOK CLUB
Indianapolis
The Savvy Sisters Book Club is a reading club made up of 9 African American women.  We are located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Savvy sisters have been together for 2 1/2 years.  We meet every 4th Sunday at 4:00pm to discuss books and videos by African Americans.  The meetings are held at a member's home.  The host for that day provides the refreshments.  Our only requirement is to be open minded.  Membership is open to anyone.  We do take annual getaways.  If there are other book clubs who would like to network with us, please contact Michelle or Deborah at debdeja@yahoo.com.

SOPHIA BOOK CLUB
Indianapolis
We are a dynamic group of approximately 10 African-American professional women who enjoy reading. Our book club began in July of 2001.We range in ages from 28-46. Our group meets every 3rd Saturday of the month at a members home. We sponsor a family for Thanksgiving. Once a year, we will have a book club retreat in another city. We hope to meet with at least one book club in that city. We look forward to contact with other book clubs across the country. Please e-mail us at sophiabookclub@mail.com. Contact name - Erika Gregory

 

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LITERARY SISTERS

Cedar Rapids
Literary Sisters of Cedar Rapids, IA meets the third Saturday of each month.  Our members enjoy socializing and discussing books written by African American authors.  We are always open to new members.  If you are interested in joining, please contact: Nancy J. Humbles


 
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BLACK EXPRESSIONS BOOK CLUB

Wichita

Our first meeting was held on February 19, 1999, at one of the local Barnes and Noble stores. Our group consist of intelligent Black Men and Women, we meet the 3rd Saturday of every month at 7:00pm.  We discuss our book of the month and other issues that may affect the Black community.  We also intend to promote literacy in our community. 
At this time membership is open until we have 15-20 dedicated members, then by invitation only.  For more information contact Paris Lipsey
 
The Ebony Women's Book Affair
Established in February of 2001, we split our membership between Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO, meeting monthly to discuss everything from the book of the month,  community/national concerns and personal issues.  Each year we take a trip to celebrate our anniversary. This year we have committed to sponsoring a Haitian child through World Vision and we extend a challenge to other book clubs to do likewise.  We are a diverse group of African American women with a loyal membership of seven.  Currently, membership is by invitation only.  For more information, please contact Rsim106898@aol.com

Grown Folks Book Club
Grown Folks Book Club started October 20, 2007 at the Barnes and Noble Book Club on north 29th Street in Wichita, KS. Started by several people only three showed up to the first meeting. GFBC came about due to several requests for me (Paris) to start another book club. I LOVE to read and I come from a family of strong readers, to be in a position to get together with other people like me and discuss dynamic works by Black authors is pleasing to my soul.

The goal here is to provide a platform and a meeting time and place for us to get together and live vicariously through these characters. GFBC is open to men, women, husbands, and wives that are at least 18 years of age. Most of the time we will laugh, sometimes we will cry but we will always embrace, respect, and lift each other up.

•Who are we? We are intelligent Black men and women with a purpose. Although we come from various backgrounds, occupations, and degrees of education we have one thing in common a love for Black (African-American) Literature.
•Why GFBC? This book club is a positive outlet for those individuals
•What do we do? We will read support and sometimes criticize the works of Black authors.
•When do we meet? GFBC will meet the third Saturday of every month.
•Where do we meet? Barnes & Noble Book Store @ 3045 North Rock Rd, Wichita KS 67226
For meeting and book selection information contact Paris Lipsey-Coley.

 

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The Blackberry Book club

Louisville
We are a fun excited book club that loves to read stimulating literature. We try to grow as women by being open-minded, well-rounded and eclectic. We meet once every 6 weeks. We usually meet at a cafe' or restaurant. Sometimes we meet at each others homes. Our meetings are centered around food! We like to laugh and have fun. We invite women only and primarily read books by African American authors. For more info contact Jemilla.

IMANI BOOK CLUB (IBC)
Louisville
The Imani Book Club is open to sistafriends searching for a book club worth being a part of. Imani is designed to increase knowledge, reading power, and to encourage one another through friendship.  The hope for Imani is to bring together individuals from a broad range of cultures and backgrounds. This diverse mix will make for lots of good times and laughter.  The Imani Book Club will meet once monthly for dinner and lively conversation.  In 1/01 we will host our first meeting and meet once monthly thereafter. For more information contact: Shanna or Therese
Remember: We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. 
IMANI MEANS FAITH.

Mahogany Book Club
Lexington
We are a group of African-American men and women of various ages and from diverse backgrounds that come together once a month to discuss contemporary literature focusing on writers of color. We look at fiction from past and present, short stories, essays, autobiographies and novels from international authors. Come and join us! Contact: Mwabi 

R.E.A.L.
Lexington

REAL (Reading/Enjoying African-American Literature) was established in 2000.  Our book club consists of 6 women who enjoy reading and discussing various types of African-American Literature.  We meet once a month to discuss selected books. We try to incorporate the title of each book as our theme for that month.  For information contact Arlene51256@aol.com or Soozienel@aol.com.

SEVEN SISTERS SIPPING TEA
Louisville
Seven Sisters sipping tea is a newly established reading club comprised of seven African-American women who meet once each month for spirited discussion and conversation about the selected African American "book of the month" and to enjoy fun conversations, networking and to "sip" a stimulating cup of tea. Contact: DorothySimon@aol.com

SISTER CIRCLE BOOK CLUB
Louisville 
We met once a month on a Saturday and discuss the book over lunch.
Contact: Cynthia Taylor

SISTERSPEAK
Louisville
This book club is comprised of sistah's just getting together once a month for review and sharing of books written by and for African Americans.  The book club is new and membership is by invitation only.  We all try to relate books to our very own personal lives and we all connect on a spiritual and emotional level. Contact: Marita @ ritas927@yahoo.com

THOSE READING SISTAHS
Fort Knox
We are an African American book club looking for sisters on the move who enjoy reading and discussing African American authors. Please contact Katrina.

 

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BOOKS AND BEIGNETS BOOK CLUB
Monroe
Grab a few beignets, a cup of coffee or tea, and join us in Monroe, Louisiana as we embark on our fabulous reading journey! Books and Beignets (BAB) is a small, newly formed book club and social organization for positive, spiritual women who enjoy reading! Our book selections will vary to include non-fiction (true crime, biography, autobiography), fiction (Christian, mystery, suspense, short stories), new authors and other genres of interest.

We meet once every two months in January, March, May, July, September and November on the 3rd Saturday of each month, at 2:00 p.m. , to discuss the monthly book selection, bond and fellowship with one another (and don't forget the beignets :)). Meetings are held at the local library, a member's home, coffee shops or bookstores. In addition to our book club meetings, we will participate in volunteer events to promote literacy in our community! For more information please contact Sonya Ward or please visit our website at website: www.booksandbeignetsbookclub.com. Many blessings!

Books Booze & Babes
Metairie

There are several book clubs in the NOLA area but they all focus on "literary works" and promote their clubs as having "intelligent discussions". That sounds uptight and stuffy to me & just isn’t my cup of tea, so to speak. I want to have a club just for ladies that focuses on “fun & entertaining” books. The kind of books that make you say, just one more chapter then I’ll get to the ___. Easy read books that moms will be able to get a few chapters in while the little ones nap. Not to say we won’t have intelligent discussions I’m just saying if you want to read books that are “works of art” this is not your kind of club. As the club name suggests our meetings will be at locations where booze is available. I am a non smoker & prefer to meet at a restaurant or a bar that serves food so that we have a smoke free environment.

I’m hoping to have a great group of ladies who, like me are ready to meet other readers who are laid back, grab a book, a drink & kick off your shoes kind of people. This club is for you if, when you think of a stimulating book you think of Lora Leigh :-)

Organizer: Jon Chiasson
Bookclub Page: http://www.meetup.com/booksboozebabes/

BOURBON STREET BOOK CLUB
New Orleans
Bourbon Street Book Club consists of on-line internet members across the country.  This book club was established in 1998 by Jacqueline Green. Originally from New Orleans, Jackie decided to build this club to promote African American Fiction Authors. The club started out with 5 members from Louisiana and  has now grown to over 100 active participants.  Anyone is welcome to join;  however, you must register to become a member so that we will be able to notify you of upcoming events, new releases, discussions, etc.   For more information, please contact: Jacqueline Green Bookclub Web page:  www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/Delta/3517

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Lake Charles
A group of 35 African American women that enjoy reading. 

Classy & Trashy Ladies Book Club
New Orleans
A group of young (20’s/ 30’s) professional ladies (lawyers, advisors and mothers) who have a variety of interests but choosing to connect in a literary way. Our members enjoy socializing and discussing books written by African American authors.  We are open to new members.  If you are interested in joining, please contact: Contact: Heather Lechner.

Conversations Book Club
New Orleans
Conversations Book Club in New Orleans is pleased to be uniting readers of all genres, races and genders around great books and authors. Meeting at the Comfort Inn and Suites Downtown (346 Baronne St.) every 3rd Saturday at 1p.m., the group will talk about authors that are making an impact on the literary scene and get to meet them live and in person. Moderated by Conversations Book Club President Cyrus A. Webb (http://www.thebestbookclub.info) of Mississippi, the group will host authors such as Corey "C-Murder" Miller, Latricia Peters, Clarence Nero, Tina McKinney and many more in 2008 and beyond. For details, feel free to visit http://conversationsneworleans.blogspot.com or contact Cyrus A. Webb.

Frances’ & Friends Book Club
Baton Rouge

Frances’ & Friends Book Club in Baton Rouge, LA started November 2007 consist of ten (10) beautiful African American women. Our goal is to read stimulating books, build relationships, relax and have fun. Our members are: Frances Boyd Farlow, Founder/President, Sandra Boyd, Lashelle Boyd, Sharon Spears, Linda Hamilton, Donna Collins Lewis, Ethel Letherman, Sandra Hunt, Cathy Richardson and Loriene Lethermon. Our group consist of women ages 43 to 56. and with diverse backgrounds.
Frances is the founder of the group and three of the members are her sisters, one cousin and the others are her friends but we are just like one big family of sisters. We meet once a month at one of the members home and discussion the book, fellowship with food and fun. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY, we love it!
Contact Person:  Frances Boyd Farlow

SistahFriend Book Club
South Carolina (Columbia-headquarters), North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Louisiana
The SistahFriend Book Club is a live and online reading and networking group for women that focuses on reading and discussing books by or about African-Americans and promoting unity through women empowerment and fellowship. Members meet once a month to discuss literary works and issues relevant to women. Group features include: monthly retreats, a summer sister getaway, book reviews by the Pink Reviewers, video author interviews, online literary features and contests, author and reader online chats, and web forums where both readers and writers stay connected. The group also publishes an online ezine to highlight authors and women leaders in the community. Currently, the SFBC has seven branches in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Louisiana. Our motto: Promoting Literacy and Empowerment in a Women's Forum. Contact: info@sistahfriend.com

Sophisticated Sisters of Color Book Club/ Social Organization
Lafayette
Sophisticated Sisters of Color Book Club was established in June 2007. We are currently five young black professional women with a desire to broaden our knowledge and experiences through mental stimulation and personal growth.

Our meetings are held the last Sunday of each month at various restaurant locations. We enjoy great literature that embraces the soul and spirit. Each member is responsible for hosting individual meetings. The duration of each book selection does not exceed three months, due to our busy schedules.

Our book recommendations meetings follow prior to completion of previous read. A three book recommendation is made by member hosting meeting and is decided upon by majority rule.

We have currently evolved into a social organization in which we have implemented network socials and a mentoring program.

If you are looking for intellectual conversations with like- minded professional women who enjoys various cuisines, a glass of wine, and a good read, our email address is: sophisticatedsistersofcolor@yahoo.com, www.myspace.com/sophisticatedsisters

Phenomenal Women Book Club
New Orleans
Phenomenal Women Book Club is a reading group for the phenomenal woman of color in the greater New Orleans area. It was founded in September 2007. The basis of the group is to discuss books with a sister circle of women of color of all age ranges in the Greater New Orleans area who enjoy reading and socializing at the homes of members or local restaurants. We read a variety of genres; poetry, fiction, self help, inspirational/motivational, historical, romance, biographies, street fiction and mystery written by or about African Americans. Each month's meeting is hosted by a Phenomenal Woman who adds her own flavor to the discussion questions, theme, setting, and food. It is our effort to develop a networking sisterhood with women of color from all ages, backgrounds, and professions. If you or any of your friends and/or family is interested in being a part of Phenomenal Women Book Club please email or visit us on our website www.phenomenalwomenbookclub.com with the subject Phenomenal Women Book Club. Also feel free to add any ideas in the message. Hope to hear from you soon.

The Roots Book Club
Baton Rouge
The Roots Book Club is a newly formed organization (March 2005) by Carey Yazeed, Co-Owner of The Roots Book Store.   Our membership is open to anyone over the age of 17 who has a love for reading and enjoys meeting new people.  For additional information please visit our website at www.freewebs.com/therootsbookclub  

Sistahs' BookClubbing
Shreveport
Our book club was organized in June 2000 specifically to read, savor, and discuss the richness of African American literature. We meet the first Saturday of each month, at noon, to engage in a lively and stimulating discussion about the book (sometimes the after discussion is better than the book discussion). We enjoy a tasty and sumptuous meal provided by the hostess. Our gatherings provide a warm, safe environment for us to gather and engage in thought provoking discussions, absorb other points of view in the hope that we can develop strategies that will enhance and enrich our own personal experiences, and celebrate and exult in the spirit and power of being women.
The book club has brought together a wonderful and diverse group of women who share a passion for reading. It also provides a forum for us to gather and engage in thought provoking discussions of books; build a sisterhood to support and nurture each other through insightful dialogue as we relate to some of the issues and themes of the books we read. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Tannie Lewis Bradley.

Sisthas Who Enjoy Reading (SWER) 
Lake Providence
Sisthas Who Enjoy Reading (SWER) was founded in 1998 by Rosie Harvey, who envisioned (while sitting at a dinner table) a group of friends sitting around the table discussing just idle chit chat. When one of her girlfriends said that she didn't like to read, she brought a plot of a book into the idle chatter. Everyone told her, "tell me more" and "what happen to him". She told them you can find the answers in a book... it's fiction. Hence the beginning of SWER. Now in its 5 year, the club is still going strong with members on and offline. The club meets monthly and discusses about 15 books a year. For more information please contact Rosie.

Sophisticated Sisters of Color Book Club/ Social Organization
Lafayette

Sophisticated Sisters of Color is composed of a diverse group of young black professional women with a desire to broaden our knowledge and experiences through mental stimulation and personal growth.

Our goal is to link our professional developmental efforts to other women organizations of color for mutual career growth and empowerment.

This month’s book “Reposition Yourself- Living Life without Limits” by T. D. Jakes
For network inquiries, our email address is: sophisticatedsistersofcolor@yahoo.com

Women of Wisdom Reading Book Club
Shreveport

Women of Wisdom Reading Book Club was organized November 2006, founder, Lillie Speed. We are a group of professional women who love to read books of African American authors while sharing our thoughts of each book read. Our club's goal is about sharing in community services, such as Mentoring young Jr. Women of Wisdom Girls Reading Group, our book, shoe, and coat drive, as well as other community services in the metro areas of Shreveport, LA. If you are interested in knowing more about our group, please contact Lillie.


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All Eyez On Us Book Club

Hyattsville

The All Eyez On Us book club is located in Hyattsville, MD and began in 2003. We are a group of 10 women, meeting every third Sunday of the month. The preferred books are authored by African-Americans. This is our second year and still going strong. For more information contact Chaprella Collins.

ALMOST GOLD
Baltimore/Columbia
A women's club in the metropolitan Baltimore/Columbia MD area. They meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Contact Diane Onwuchekwa

Another Good Idea
Prince George’s County

We are a wonderful group of men and women who enjoys a good book and great conversation.  We meet on the 4th Sunday of each month at 2:00pm.  We are presently located at the Barnes & Noble Book Store in the new Bowie Town Center in Bowie Maryland.  If you would like more information, please check out our website at www.anothergoodidea.com or contact judi@anothergoodidea.com

Baltimore Book Club – Sistas Speak Literature
Baltimore
We are located in Baltimore, Maryland. If you enjoy reading and discussing books and authors in a friendly and stress-free environment, this group just may be for you.

We read literary works of fiction and non-fiction for personal growth, relaxation and enjoyment. The mix of differing viewpoints and conversations about various books and authors or just life in general is always refreshing. We share something wonderful at each discussion - - a new way of looking at the same situation...information about new books and authors...and of course our kind and friendly spirit.

In addition to our book discussions, we plan "no book talk" events where we do a little something different. These "NBT" meetups include spoken word/poetry, local theatre and workshops.

For more information visit our website at: http://meetup.com/sistas-speak. For our most current newsletter visit us at: http://www.meetup.com/Sistas-Speak/messages/boards/forum/983693

Book Friends
Severna Park
Book Friends was initiated in Apr 2005 to help build a bridge between people and broaden their worlds through books and interactive conversations. Most members of our group have physical or cognitive challenges. Some do not. We are open to everyone. Our discussions have expanded both our worlds, and we have become friends. We meet at 6:30 p.m. once a month at the local library in Severna Park, Maryland. You will be amazed at our group. Come join us. Contact us at WeareBookFriends@aol.com.

B.L.A.C.K. (Black Ladies Associating Common Knowledge) THROUGH BOOKS
Baltimore/Washington DC
They are located in the Baltimore/Washington DC area and have 16 college education members whose ages range from 25 through 35. Their backgrounds include students, educators, entrepreneurs, business women, community activist as well as mothers. They meet once a month on the third Sunday at various members homes alternating between Baltimore and Washington.
For additional information contact blackthrubooks@hotmail.com.
They are located in the Baltimore/Washington DC area and have 16 college education members whose ages range from 25 through 35. Their backgrounds include students, educators, entrepreneurs, business women, community activist as well as mothers. They meet once a month on the third Sunday at various members homes alternating between Baltimore and Washington.
For additional information contact blackthrubooks@hotmail.com.

BLACK EXPRESSIONS 
Prince George's County

Founded by Olishia Johnson-Robinson & Shelinda Speight in January 2001.
Group meets the  first Saturday of every month at 3:00pm at different restaurants for lunch.  Club currently consist of 6 members ( 5 females & 1 male). Purpose is to come together collectively to discuss and share in the knowledge of life and we as a positive people.  Books are a good form of entertainment, but most importantly it strengthens the mind and builds upon ones vocabulary.  For more information contact donna_simpkins@onebox.com.

CLASSY READERS BOOK CLUB
Laurel
Originally founded by Judy and Paula in 2002 (and recently reinvented), based on our passion for reading books. We are women of color who primarily read fiction and nonfiction books by African American authors, and are also open to diverse book selections. Our meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at members' homes or local restaurants. If you'd like more information and are interested in joining our group please contact Judy at 240-381-6724 (cell) or e-mail: JudyHawkes@comcast.net

Cover to Cover Book Club
Prince Georges County
Founded in December of 2004, we meet at 2 PM the 4th Sunday of each month. The members read a book each month then meet , meet to discuss it. We meet in a variety of settings for brunch (bookstores, tea rooms, restaurants, coffee shops). We hold an annual picnic in the summer and an annual Christmas party. We are planning a summer retreat and winter holiday this year. We are very diverse in our ages and our backgrounds. We believe or diversity enhances our discussions (which enriches each of our lives). The reading list includes the following genres: Science-fiction/Futuristic/Fantasy, Biography/Autobiography, Mystery/Suspense, a Debut Novel, Classic Novel, Historical works, Social Commentary, short stories and foreign authors of color. Please contact us, we welcome new members male and female. cover2coverbookclub@verizon.net

DBW (Diverse Black Women) 
Prince Georges County
DBW was established in October 2001 with 12 wonderful African American women to discuss books and fellowship. We are between the ages of 22 to 53, and although not intentionally, the majority of the group is comprised of mothers and daughters. We meet every six weeks on a Saturday at a different member home and eat theme potluck dinners. Recently we just returned from a book club retreat from Harrisonburg, VA. We primarily read books by African American authors. Membership is limited by invitation only. Contact information: Nedra Davis ndavis@jhsph.edu

The DEAR SISTAHS Book Club
The DEAR SISTAHS Book Club of Upper Marlboro, Maryland began in September 2000.  It was established by Roz to bring together other women who enjoyed reading and getting together to fellowship once a month.  This September, 2005, the club will have been together for four years, with 6 women still going strong.  We meet once a month on a Saturday for approximately 2 1/2 hours.  But, once a year we celebrate our anniversary with a dinner or a play and we do not meet that month; which is usually in October.  For information contact Roz.

Divine Divas of Literature Book Club

Upper Marlboro

We are a group of 6 women meeting every third weekend (Sat/Sun) of the month either at alternating member homes or restaurants (depending on the month event).  We prefer books by and/or about African Americans.  Our main store of purchase is Karibu Books.  We not only read literature, but we attend plays, museums and movies and then have discussion and fellowship at various restaurants.  Our main purpose is to come together collectively to discuss and share in knowledge of life's situations that affect our communities.  We share our visions, opinions, views and critiques on a diverse selection of Art and Literature.  Our goal is to host a yearly weekend retreat (where other book clubs, authors, interested parties can join in on sharing of knowledge).  Giving back to our communities via educational supplies, holiday share programs or Kids Art and Literature (poems, song, words of encouragement) Day.  If you would like more information please contact DivineDivasofLit@Yahoo.com.

 

DIVINE SISTERHOOD BOOKCLUB
Hagerstown
The Book Club was formed in March 1999 in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. We meet on the 4th Sunday of every month, We currently have 15 African American Women members which help educate, motivate, enlighten and encourage each other on life situations. We also celebrate our anniversary (March) every year along with a Christmas Party. Dreana Gaines

Edmondson Branch Book Club
Baltimore
Located in Baltimore, Maryland. The Edmondson Branch Book Club is an informal group currently comprised of 16 active members, who love to read. We come together once a month to engage in thought provoking dialogue, shared opinions, intellectual and stimulating conversations, while discussing a variety of literature. We have become friends, and confidants, since 1991. In addition, we host programs and book signings for new and established authors. We've had the pleasure of hosting Barbara Neely, Evelyn Coleman, Blair Walker, Paula Woods, and Penny Mickelbury for readings, discussions and book signing. 
We enjoy networking and having a fun time. Our doors are always open for new members to join us. For more information contact: Shirley Johnson

EBONY EYES BOOK CLUB
Ebony Eyes Book Club is a group of 30 African-American women (and growing) who loves the Lord and loves to read books by African American authors. 
Founded, February 7, 1999, we get together the 4th Sunday of every month at 5:00 to share our visions, opinions, views and critiques on a diverse selection of books.  We are an open-minded, supportive and fun group of women, which makes for LIVELY, interaction discussions.  We invite Authors, publish a monthly newsletter and breathe life into our book selections. Please contact Lisa or Pamela

EXPANDING EBONY HORIZONS BOOK CLUB
Lexington Park
Newly developed club, reading books by, for and About African Americans.  Both Men and Women are welcome. 
Visit our Web Site at: http://polaris.umuc.edu/~mlong for more information.

Fairland African American Book Group
Burtonsville
Founded in December 2002, the Fairland African American Book Group is sponsored by the Montgomery County Public Libraries and, as such, is open to all who are interested in the same focus we are: discussing Black Books from an African American perspective. We discuss fiction and nonfiction titles, not only about African Americans, but across the “diaspora”, including Africa, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom. Our list of titles for discussion is published and distributed widely. The books on our list are available from the Montgomery County Public Libraries. 

Our most successful method of publicity has been word-of-mouth, and we use the “each one reach one” theory to grow membership and to generally inform the public about books that interest us. Black Books represent our cultural treasure! All meetings are held on the first Tuesday of most months at the Fairland Public Library, located at 14910 Old Columbia Pike in Burtonsville, Maryland 20866, at 7:00pm. Contact Jo Stallworth, group coordinator, for more information.

A Family Affair Book Club
Landover

The club started in September of 2002. Originally it consisted of family members, hence the name. When others started to join, we kept the name because once you're a part of our book club, you become family. We welcome all avid readers to join us or just visit. We meet every third Sunday of the month, alternating the location.

For more information, please contact: Patrysha

First Sundays Book Club
Silver Spring
We are a co-ed book club that has been in existence since October 1996.  We meet at 4 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month at various members' homes or at a restaurant.  We read primarily books by African Americans, but we also read books written other ethnic minorities.  We are all African Americans with very diverse backgrounds and interests, which makes book club discussions extremely lively.  For information, please contact sfjames@hklaw.com.

GERMANTOWN LIBRARY AFRICAN AMERICAN READING GROUP
Germantown
Founded in March 2008, the Germantown Library African American Reading Group is sponsored by Montgomery County Public Libraries and, as such, is open to all. The books on our list are available from the Montgomery County Public Libraries. All meetings are held on the third Sunday of most months at the Germantown Public Library, located at 19840 Century Blvd. in Germantown, MD 20874, at 3:00pm. Contact staff member John Salitrik for more information.

Girlfriends Reading Circle 
Baltimore
 
Founded in September 2001, The Girlfriends Reading Circle is a reading circle dedicated to reading books of all genres written by African-American authors. We host 2 literary events a year and we give back to the community by making donations to various educational organizations. We meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month for discussions and fellowship. For more information contact Robilyn

HARAMBEE BOOK CLUB
Harambee has been in existence since September, 1998 and is comprised of women of color from the Maryland area. Meetings are held every other month to discuss a book and fellowship with one another.  The remaining months we gather to attend activities that further strengthen our relationships with each other, create imaginative dialogue and most importantly appreciation for the opinions and talents each of us bring to the world.

Our mission is to elevate and expand our minds through the written word.  To recognize, acknowledge, and discuss the literary works of people of color so that it creates indelible bonds between women.
For additional information email jfmervin@hotmail.com or tumara1@bellatlantic.net

Inspirational Café
Baltimore 

The Inspirational Café located in (Baltimore, MD) is a book club for Christian Single Men and Women who are committed to fellowship and seek a comfortable atmosphere where we can come together and share our thoughts, feelings and ideas about spiritual literature written by African-American authors. We meet the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. For more information, please contact Erica. Thank you and God Bless…

Intricate.Ink Book Club
Baltimore/Columbia
Intricate.Ink is a newly formed club, created in 2009, and designed to intellectually and creatively stimulate women of any age through reading and sharing different perspectives. We meet one Saturday a month, six months out of a year. Our meeting locations sometimes vary, but are always local, fun and interesting! If you would like to join or would like more information, please email Kelli.

JustUsJournal
Germantown

JustUsJournal is a new adult African American book group that meets one Thursday (usually the fourth) out of every month. Ultimately our mission is to bring together a group of devoted readers to connect and build a network of friends through literacy. We meet in the Germantown area.
For more information send an email to justusjournal@yahoo.com

Literate Ladies Book Club - LLBC
Columbia
LLBC was established June 2005. There are twenty ladies who enjoy reading all genres of African American authors. We hold book club meetings every other month at a member's home where we indulge in the discussion of the book, exquisite food and cocktails. On the opposite months, we hold socials where we all gather to eat and socialize at a member's home. We are over 30 and under 50. We support Operation Xmas Child, Columbia Jack and Jill, Law Society, Ques, and a host of other organizations that at any time, any of our members may be involved with. Some of us were able to go see the Color Purple Musical together, a trip to Nassau, Bahamas, the jazz festival at Merriweather, Harlem Book Fair and held our first year anniversary meeting in New Jersey at the Hilton where Toni Staton Harris, author of Nothing Special, Just Friends, joined us to discuss her book. We are looking forward to many more years together and many more books and authors to discuss. Not only do we support our African American authors, most importantly, we support each other with our commitment to reading, friendships and family. For more information email me, Dawn, LLBC Secretary.

LUCKY SISTERS BOOK CLUB
Clinton
Our club was established 2 1/2 years ago with five members that enjoy
reading books by African Americans.  We meet every other month to engage in
a lively discussion of the selected book of the month.  We also discuss
current news, world events and share what is happening in our lives.  For
more info, please contact Cathy Siemonh.

Minds In Motion
Baltimore
We are a group of fifteen African- American women; who typically meet on the third Saturday of every month for book discussions and other social events. We are honored to be approaching our five- year anniversary in July, 2006 and consist of professional women from the Baltimore metropolitan and surrounding areas. Feel free to visit our website at: http://mindsinmotion.ownspot.com to learn more about these fascinating reading divas! Contact: mindsinmotionbookclub1@hotmail.com

The Pearls Book Club
Baltimore
A group of woman from diverse backgrounds and experiences bonding through the joy of reading, writing, stimulating conversations and continuous growth have come together to form a sisterly union. We foster an atmosphere to motivate, inspire and encourage one another as we travel through the facets of life. Our mission is to engage in a positive forum that stimulates change within ourselves and our community, support literary arts and inspire others to embrace the joy of reading and writing, donate time and finances to various charities & organizations to support our community, and promote education by providing a scholarship fund & book donations in our community. For more information, please contact Felisha Fowlkes. Visit us online at www.thepearlsbookclub.com.

Quince Orchard African American Book Group
Gaithersburg
Founded in October 2000, the Quince Orchard African American Book Group is sponsored by the Montgomery County Public Libraries and, as such, is open to all who are interested in the same focus we are: discussing Black Books from an African American perspective. We discuss fiction and nonfiction titles, not only about African Americans, but across the “diaspora”, including Africa, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom. Our list of titles for discussion is published and distributed widely. The books on our list are available from the Montgomery County Public Libraries. Our most successful method of publicity has been word-of-mouth, and we use the “each one reach one” theory to grow membership and to generally inform the public about books that interest us. Black Books represent our cultural treasure! All meetings are held on the first Thursday of most months at the Quince Orchard Public Library, located at 15831 Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878, at 7:00pm. Contact Jo Stallworth, group coordinator, for more information.

The Reading Divas Book Club
Maryland/DC metro area

We are a group of women who share a love of reading. Founded in 1998 and still going STRONG! We meet monthly, and primarily read works by African American authors. We sponsor a Literary Brunch, open to the public, annually. Please go to our website - www.thereadingdivas12.com - for more information about the club and the event or send an email to thereadingdivas12@yahoo.com. Contact Person is Sharon Lucas. Contact Sharon Lucas at or get more information on our website www.thereadingdivas12.com

The RISE (Reading Inspires Serving Enthusiastically) Book Club
Founded in March of 2005, in Baltimore, Md, we have six charter members comprised of both men and women who believe in getting together for a good read, coupled with community service to help address the illiteracy crisis in the Black community. We are a fun-loving group of avid readers.  Once a month we gather to discuss the book selection and to celebrate the achievements of members both personally and professionally. On our agenda is guest authors, fellowship activities and events, coupled with the planning of our Young Writers' Retreat.  Our intent is to become a catalyst for producing change agents who work to strengthen our community, turning out writers and to become a lifeline for Black authors seeking support in the literary arena.  For more information on our book club please contact Rosalyn M. Gaines at (410) 788-4365 or visit our website at: mysite.verizon.net/vzeo4yih/

Sassy Sistah's Literary Club
Baltimore (Northeast)
We are a group of women who enjoy reading books by African American Authors. Our book club was established in 2005. We meet once a month to discuss books, eat, and socialize.

We also have various activities through out the year. For more information please visit our website,  http://sassysistahs.webs.com/

Silver Spring African American Book Group
Silver Spring

Founded in March 2003, the Silver Spring African American Book Group is sponsored by the Montgomery County Public Libraries and, as such, is open to all who are interested in the same focus we are: discussing Black Books from an African American perspective. We discuss fiction and nonfiction titles, not only about African Americans, but across the “diaspora”, including Africa, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom. Our list of titles for discussion is published and distributed widely. The books on our list are available from the Montgomery County Public Libraries. 
Our most successful method of publicity has been word-of-mouth, and we use the “each one reach one” theory to grow membership and to generally inform the public about books that interest us. Black Books represent our cultural treasure! All meetings are held on the first Wednesday of most months at the Silver Spring Public Library, located at 8901 Colesville Road in Silver Spring, MD 20910, at 7:00pm. Contact Jo Stallworth, group coordinator, for more information.

MY SISTER'S BOOK CLUB
Is a group of 8, located in Maryland. They meet the 3rd Saturday of every month. 1998 will start their 3rd year.

The Sistahs About Reading Book Club
Maryland
[Washington, DC metropolitan area]
Our mission is to provide a forum for women of color to expand their knowledge of black literature, assist in empowering our community through outreach, and promote sisterhood. An informal group of approximately 10 members, the Sistahs meet on the last Saturday of each month for discussion of a selected African American piece, great food, and sisterly fun. We also perform community service such book donations and a back-to-school supplies drive. 
For more information, please e-mail goodedits@yahoo.com

Sistah Confessions Book Club
Waldorf
Founded by author and radio show host Tifany Jones, Sistah Confessions is the virtual destination for reading African American literature. Our purpose is to provide a forum that will shed light on the dark issues of this world. Our vision is to use the confessions of the authors and special guests to heal, inspire, and elicit a change that will transform our lives. Join us to help promote empowerment and unity through fellowship. Together, with the love of Christ, we can light up the darkness!

Meetings are held each month to discuss the featured book selection at various locations throughout the DC Metro area. In addition to our weekly radio show, Sistah Confessions will host literary retreats, workshops, and community service projects throughout the year. If you are interested in food, fun, fellowship, and faith contact Tifany Jones, or visit us on the web www.myspace.com/sistahconfessionsbookclub

Sistahs United on the Eastern Shore Book and Social Club
Salisbury
S.U.E.S. Book Club started in July 2008, 
We are a small group of African  American women on the Eastern Shore of  Maryland and Delaware, coming together once a month, for at least three hours to discuss books. We all share a common love of reading books by and about African Americans. We come together to encourage, bond with one another and to have fun. For more information or if you would like to join, please contact Lori at SUESBooksClub@aol.com or www.suesbookclub.webs.com .

THE SISTER CIRCLE BOOK CLUB
The Sister Circle Book Club was established in June 1996 to celebrate and share thoughts about African-American literature. The heart of the group is built on learning, supporting, laughter and friendship.
contact: Kim Bagley

THE SISTER SPEAK! BOOK CLUB
Capital Heights
We meets one the fourth Monday of each month. We discuss, critique, and give life experiences. We are a versatile group. And we invite gentlemen to partake in our discussions, so that we may have a man's point of view.  We have a newsletter and we send out postcards to let others know what the book is for the month. We meet in the Capitol Heights area. For more info please contact rhonnee@hotmail.com.

THE SISTERHOOD CONNECTION (S.C.B.C)
Silver Spring

The S.C.B.C. is a group of women readers from the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. The club was founded in 2008. We mostly read novels written by black authors; however, the club is not exclusive to black members. We've embraced the concept of Sisterhood and have formed a bond that can not be broken. Did I mention food!!

SISTERS WITH BOOKS
Baltimore
Founded by two college friends in Baltimore, MD, the city that reads, SWB is a group of eleven African American Women who meet once a month to discuss the book of the month and just have a good time.  This sisterfriend circle has a New York/New Jersey chapter (6 members) and a Macon, GA chapter (10 members).  SWB  chapter will be celebrating their two year anniversary in November 1999.  The monthly dues collected go to a designated charity.  The Baltimore chapter recently held a Rock Bowl & Read party.  The sisters collected 105 new and used children books that were donated the Cal Ripken Learning Center/Baltimore Reads Literacy Program.  Membership is by invitation only.  

Sisters Rising Reading Group 
Upper Marlboro
We are currently 14 women meeting on the third Saturday of the month at a rotating members' home. We have been in existence only a few months and read all varieties of fiction. For more information, please contact us at sistersrisingbookclub@hotmail.com.

Sisters In Spirit Book Club-Hagerstown
Hagerstown
Sisters In Spirit book club is comprised of a group of diverse women of all races, ages and economical backgrounds, that reads books written by African American authors. S.I.S is a book club which fosters sisterhood among women in Maryland and the surrounding areas, that posses a passion for literature, enjoy cultural events and can appreciate the beauty of Sisterhood. Reading books provides the tools necessary for self enrichment, and a connection with the world.

It is also a forum to meet interesting and well rounded women and form lasting friendships. We make the monthly meetings lively and sometimes entertaining discussions.

Books are chosen by host of the coming month or by group consensus. I keep a running list of books and authors and anyone can add to the list. Selections will consist of African American authors of fiction, non-fiction. Biographies, classics, romance, mysteries, inspirational/self-help etc. We meet the 3rd Sunday of the month. Contact: Ladetra Robinson
sisbcwc@yahoo.com

SOME SISTAHS BOOK CLUB
Prince Georges County
Some Sistahs was established in October 1997, it was the beginning of a beautiful and fulfilling relationship among a diverse group of black women desiring to come together to discuss the works and support some of our talented African American writers.  We now have a membership of 14 BBWs (Beautiful, Black Women).  We meet in a different member's home on the third Saturday of each month, for lively discussion, mature bonding and friendship, and partaking of some great food; breaking for July/August to accommodate vacations and in December for the holidays.

S.T.A.R.Z. (Sisters Together and Reading Zealously)
H
yattsville
Founded in 1998 by Jean Wells-Jessup, Esq. is a group of 12-15 women of differing social and economic backgrounds, who meet on the third Sunday of each month to discuss books written primarily by authors of African-American descent.  Our mission is to support literacy through reading, and to encourage prospective writers who aspire to be successful published authors. Membership is limited. Contact: Jean Wells-Jessup, Esq.

Turning Pages Book club
Hyattsville

Turning Pages book club is an organization welcoming young women who are searching to express their thoughts and ideas on African American literature and how it relates to our society. Our goal is to bring together young women who love to read! We are dedicated to maintaining a positive and fun environment. Turning Pages will encourage women to engage in conversations discussing the joys and hardships of life, through literature. If you are interested in joining please contact LaShawna Smith or Laurren Jackson.

White Oak African American Book Group
Silver Spring

Founded in January 2004, the White Oak African American Book Group is sponsored by the Montgomery County Public Libraries and, as such, is open to all who are interested in the same focus we are: discussing Black Books from an African American perspective. We discuss fiction and nonfiction titles, not only about African Americans, but across the “diaspora”, including Africa, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom. Our list of titles for discussion is published and distributed widely. The books on our list are available from the Montgomery County Public Libraries. 

Our most successful method of publicity has been word-of-mouth, and we use the “each one reach one” theory to grow membership and to generally inform the public about books that interest us. Black Books represent our cultural treasure! All meetings are held on the second Tuesday of most months at the White Oak Public Library, located at 11701 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring, MD 20904, at 7:00pm. Contact Jo Stallworth, group coordinator, for more information.

 

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BOOK DIVAS

BOOK DIVAS was founded in 1995 by twelve dynamic women in Boston, Massachusetts. Four of the founding members were new mothers and wanted to have a forum where children could be included due to busy weekend schedules. The group currently has 18 members.
We generally meet on Friday evenings for home cooked meals, networking and lively conversations. We've also attended book signings and motivational retreats. Membership is by invitation. For more info contact Gina Milton. 

Ebony Book Lovers
Boston

Ebony Book Lovers is a newly formed book club for people who love to read. This club is for people who want to find out what new and interesting books are out there. Our focus will be primarily on books written by and/or about African Americans but I encourage you to give us the 411 on all good books you have read and a short review of each (if possible). Once a month I will choose one of the books suggested, we will all read it and see if we can get together to discuss the book or meet in the chat room and give our views and comments on it. For more information you can visit us on line at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ebonybooklovers

Ebony Expressions Book Club
Boston 
Ebony Expressions Book club, was started in 2002 to support and acknowledge African American literature. Currently the club has 10 members who meet once a month to partake in lively discussions about the selected book for the month and enjoy food, drinks and games as well as network with other members of the group. The book club also plans to take trips to book signings and conventions supporting African American Literature. Membership is by invitation only. Contact: Nishawnda@attbi.com or ebonyexpressions@attbi.com


Mattapan Entrepreneurship Book Club
Boston

The Mattapan Entrepreneurship Book Club was formed as a result of business and personal finance initiatives by the Mattapan CDC. Our kickoff meeting was held on March 15, 2004 with six members. We are looking for members in and around the greater Boston area. Club members meet the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. to discuss books with entrepreneurial themes. Our first book was the novel FULL CIRCLE by first-time novelist and Boston resident Sheila Kinston Dean. We will be discussing this book at our May 17 meeting. To join the club and get information on the next selections, send an email to mattentrep@earthlink.net.

North Shore Book Club
Salem
Founded in 2004, this is a fairly new group. Most of the members are women, but all are welcome. We meet on the third Saturday of each month (3:00 PM) and discuss a book chosen by the group. While most of our selections have been contemporary fiction, nothing is off limits! Past selections have included The Good Earth, The Kite Runner, Memory of Running, The Namesake, In Cold Blood.
For more information, contact Morgan or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nshorebookclub

Queen's Literary Collective 
Boston
Queen's Literary Collective was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in January 2001 by a diverse group of ten dynamic Sisterfriends who enjoy lively and positive discussions. This group consists of avid readers who love to discuss various genres by primarily authors of the African diaspora. We promote a fun-loving atmosphere with great food, books and laughs. QLC meets one Friday a month at each member's homes and break for the summer.
Membership is by invitation. For more information, please contact: Natasha Mason-Walker


 

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AFRICAN AMERICAN READING CLUB
Detroit
Open to males and females, we read and discuss fiction and nonfiction from African, African-American, and Caribbean writers.  Membership is free.  We meet the first Tuesday of each month at the Sherwood Forest Branch Library on W. Seven Mile near Livernois.  We are a diverse group and have some lively discussions.   If you want to join our group or want more information, please contact
Karen Lemmons.

Bonding Over Books
Detroit
We decided to create a book club in the Spring of 2009 with a core group of six members. Our common thread is our love of reading which is spun through the diverse men and women who currently make up our invitation only membership. Each member rotates picking a monthly selection, as well as, leading the discussion at our dinner meetings. To enhance our meetings we get together every six weeks at various local restaurants in and around Detroit, MI. Since we have members in three other states we created a newsletter to share our book review discussions, upcoming book selections, meeting locations, etc. If you would like to more about Bonding Over Books, you can contact us at bondingoverbks@aol.com.

Circle of Sisters
Kalamazoo
Circle of Sisters was established in 2002 as a portal for  women to join together and celebrate African American literature and authors. We are seven (a number that cannot be divided) dynamic women from Kalamazoo, MI. We meet on the third Saturday of every month to enjoy each others fellowship, sisterhood, and cooking! During the summer months we host authors, most recently, Marlon Green (Butter) and Earl Sewell (Through Thick and Thin), we also have various community event such as Friends & Family Day and a Male Appreciation Day. For more information contact drop us a email at COS_BookClub@yahoogroups.com.

Ladies Literary Society
Detroit

Our club been in existence since August 1992.  We are a group of 15 women who meet on the last Sunday of every month at rotating houses to discuss a variety of books.  We celebrate each anniversary of our founding by visiting different cities, going to an upscale restaurant or having a pamper party. You can contact us at deleen754@aol.com.

Natural Sistas Literary Society 
Benton Harbor

We are the Natural Sistas Literary Society of Benton Harbor, MI. We have been in existence since August 8, 2001. We have eight strong, dedicated members.  We meet monthly at different members' homes. Since we have been together, we have hosted two authors: Kimberla Lawson-Roby and D.E.Rogers. Our motto is "It is important that we support African American authors and that we promote reading in the African American community".
Our membership is closed at this time, but we are interested in fellowshipping with other book clubs.  Please feel free to contact NSLS via email or Sheri Bledsoe @ 269-925-0371. 
Never think that God's delays are God's denials.
Hold on; hold fast; hold out.
Patience is genius.

PAGES BOOK CLUB 
Detroit
WE are a new club that got started about seven months ago. We number seven members who are CO - workers who share an a great interest in African American literature. We started by exchanging books and discussing them in the office. Each month one member picks a book for us to read and then at the end of the month we meet for dinner at a restaurant to discuss what we have read. Our dinner meeting are quite enjoyable and very lively. With only two male in the group we sometimes find ourselves having defend some of our brothers that we read about. Our book for the month of November is "In my father's house" by Ernest Gaines who one of the great African American mystery writers. You can contact me Arne Vann.

REVELATION IN READING BOOK CLUB
Detroit
The Revelation In Reading Book Club is a Christian/inspirational novel book club. The book club began in March, 2004.  Men and women who participate in this book club are reading novels that are Christian/inspirational based. Whether the characters in the stories are in a storm, going through a storm , or coming out of the storm; most of the novels centered theme is how God can work in the lives of every individual no matter what the enemy tries to do.
The goals of the Revelation in Reading book club is to discuss the issues in the Christian Community, to encourage everyone to read and to help promote the books of Christian authors. The book club meets every 2nd Saturday of the month at various locations.  Contact Malvena at   if you would love to join us at our next book club discussion.

THE SISTAH TIME BOOK CLUB 
The Sistah Time Book Club (STBC) meets once a month to exchange perspectives, opinions, and ideas regarding the books we've selected for each month. To enhance our reading experience, we rotate discussion/meeting locations, offer reviews, and attend literary and cultural events that are parallel to the books we read. Visit www.geocities.com/sista_time for more information.

SISTERFRIENDS BOOK CLUB
Ann Arbor
SisterFriends was founded in October 1994, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Home to the University of Michigan. We currently have 18 members.  We meet in each other's home the third Saturday of the month, for a potluck dinner and book discussion. When we come to book club we leave our public masks at the door. At book club we're absolutely FREE to BE ourselves. We giggle, we cry, we shout, we pout, we're silly, we're bold, we're loving and encouraging.  What happens at book club stays in book club. We have been together over 10 years, and have become more than a book club - we are SisterFriends. We absolutely love to read books by and about African Americans and the African Diaspora. Our lively discussions are not always limited to the content of a book, but sometimes to our personal experiences as well as world events that affect us as women, wives, mothers, lovers, daughters and sisters. We aren't currently accepting new members, but visitors are welcome to attend one of our meetings.  For more information, or to attend one of our meetings, please contact us at sam_joseph8902@yahoo.com

SISTERS IN THE WORD BOOK CLUB
Detroit  
They are open to both male and females. They meet the second Sunday of each month at the Apple Book Center in Detroit, Michigan from 3 PM until 5 PM. 
If anyone is interested in joining the book club they can contact Eleanor Walker or call me at 248-788-2404.

THE SISTER TO SISTER BOOK CLUB
The Sister to Sister Book Club is a small group of women in the Detroit area. We meet once a month on Thursday at a restaurant of our choice to exchange opinions and perspectives regarding the books we've selected for each  month.  We read African American authors and we rate each book on a  1- 5 scale. Contact Phylco29@hotmail.com further information.

S.I.S.T.E.R. (Sisters Inviting Sisters To Enjoy Reading)
Detroit
A dynamic group of 25 African American women based in the metropolitan Detroit area. We meet the 4th Sunday of every month at a sister's home to discuss books by African American authors and we rate each novel on a 1-4 scale. We have hosted authors Beverly Jenkins, Lee Meadows and Elizabeth Atkins Bowman. Contact Karlyn Singleton for further information

SISTERS MOVING UP
Detroit
Sisters Moving Up was founded in January 2000.  We are based out of The Apple Book Center in Detroit and currently have 4 members.  We meet the first Saturday of each month.  Our reading list consists of the works of Afro-American authors.  For more information please contact Sherilynne.

The Whole Experience Reading Group
Detroit

This reading group embraces all African American Authors. We meet once a month, every 4th Sunday @ 2 pm. Our discussions are held at restaurants or a members' home. We welcome all ages and genders. Please email me at middl1mr@cmich.edu for further information.

YBIF - Young Black Intelligent Females
Detroit

A book discussion group focusing on African American Literature. Our members will come from a variety of backgrounds and bring their varied perspectives and experiences to an informal discussion panel. We are students, workers, wives/significant others, mothers, and most of all …We are READERS! Our mission is to provide positive, intellectual stimulation through reading and discussing primarily African American Literature and have fun while doing so!

You may find us on Facebook or email Chantel Doctor

 

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THE BBC 
Minneapolis
The Blackness Book Club was formed in September, 1994.  It's membership is composed of a small group of  women (currently 15) who gather together once a month to share opinions and views, and to participate in lively, thought-provoking and very entertaining discussion about today's mainstream African American literature.  The selections are chosen by the hostess of the month. Meetings take place in members homes or at an eating establishment of the hostess' choosing on the 3rd Saturday at 4:30pm. Membership is by invitation only. For more information contact: Valerie Hutchinson

Sista2Sista Book Club
Rochester
The Sista2Sista Book Club was formed in Jan. of 1999 in Rochester, MN.  Our membership has grown to over 20 African American women. We also have a number of Cyber sista's who read along with us.  We gather monthly to fellowship and discuss the book selection.

 

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Between Friends Book Club

Madison
Our book club was founded June 2006 by Glenda Ephfrom and Sherell Wilson as a way to bring women together. The idea is to discuss good books and fellowship together, which in turn may lead to the healing of some hearts. We as women carry a lot of burdens and hurts in our lives, we are hoping that with our club we can help each other heal. "We can do all thing through Christ" Phl 4:13. Our club meets the second Saturday of each month to fellowship and discuss our featured book of the month. For information about our club or if you would like to join our book club please contact us at betweenfriendsbookclubms@yahoo.com or visit our website at http://betweenfriendsbookclub.blogspot.com/.

Circle of Color Book Club

Jackson

Circle of Color Book Club, Jackson, Mississippi was founded in January 2002 by Margaret and Yvonne to "share our love of reading African-American literature
with others through fun and lively book discussions." The club meets the 4th Saturday of the month from January-November at a local library.  Contact Margaret for more information.

The Conversations Book Club (aka CBC)
Jackson
has been formed to make reading more interactive and enjoyable for those who love books and have authors they can't seem to get enough of. Started under the direction of For The People Productions by Mississippi artist/author/radio and television show host C. A. Webb in October 2006, the group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Medgar Evers Library (4215 Medgar Evers Blvd.; Jackson, MS) at 6p.m. for an hour discussion of the featured author. Several things sets Conversations apart from other book club organizations. 1) CBC focuses on the authors entire body of work during the hour discussion, and 2) the author is always in the discussion either by conference call or in person! The book club debuted on Friday, December 29, 2006 with bestselling author Carl Weber and let it be known that it was going to be a force in the fight against apathy and illiteracy in the state. Authors who have partnered with Conversations Book Club include Mary B. Morrison, Terry E. Hill, Victoria Christopher Murray, Jihad, Travis Hunter, C. Kelly Robinson, Clarence Nero and many others. Membership to CBC is free, and you can be a part of another book club anywhere in the United States and still join. Visit our website at
www.thebestbookclub.info and join our Yahoo group to complete your membership. For information, contact us at cawebb4@juno.com.

DAZZLING DIVAS BOOK CLUB
Moss Point
Are you looking for something fun, sophisticated and fascinating to do? Looking for a place to meet interesting people? Then Dazzling Divas Book Club just might be the place for you. We are a new and emerging book club that formed in July of 2008 and we currently have 8 members who share a passion for celebrating African American literature. We chose the name Dazzling Divas because we are divas in our own an unique way. The age range is 16 years and older. We meet every other Saturday at various locations. The voice of every member is heard. Our purpose is to promote and encourage reading in our homes and communities. So if you enjoy reading and discussing your literary thoughts then you may be interesting in joining Dazzling Divas Book Club. For more information please contact Angie.

The Jackson Mississippi Readers Club
The Jackson Mississippi Readers Club, (JMRC),  was established in November of 2002, in Jackson, Mississippi.   The  JMRC, is a book club where the voice of each club member is heard. Our club was established to inform, empower, inspire and enrich each club member's life through the privilege of reading. We will exchange our  personal views and  reflection of each book we discuss with other club members. Our Purpose is to promote and encourage reading in our homes, and communities. Our club promise is to take every opportunity to uplift and encourage each member through our journey in reading.  We help promote awareness of African American authors through hosting book signings for well known author's as well as blossoming new author's and their debut novels.  For more information regarding our book club visit our web-site at:
 http://www.webspawner.com/users/jmrc/index.html (or) contact us via e-mail at JMRCReadersClub@aol.com

JUST BETWEEN GIRLFRIENDS! READING GROUP
Jackson

 The "Just Between Girlfriends! Reading Group was founded by Brenda Dew in Jackson, Mississippi. Our first meeting (the interest meeting) took place June 25, 2000. We meet the 4th Sunday of each month at the home of the hostess for that month. The hostess for the month also chooses the book for discussion. We currently have a membership of 10 diversified readers, who meet monthly to relax, relate and release through positive discussions and debate on a book with a lesson to be learned somewhere between the lines. We have chosen to read novels, classics, spirituals, suspense, a slice of life, piece of mind, autobiographies and here today/gone tomorrow books.  We have also booked presentations from professors of poetry/media services. We attend book signings and has raised monies for charity boxes to present to needy families during the Christmas holidays. We call it giving something back to our community. For more information, please contact Brenda at Just Between Girlfriends!, Post Office Box 20413, Jackson, MS 39289 or write us online line at bdew@mail.lbo.state.ms.us

Natural Essence Book Club
Natural Essence Book Club was founded by Sonja Gilbert in May 2006. We are based out of Mississippi.

It is a sisterhood of professional women that come together to do their due diligence to help support reading of all ages. This club reads African American Authors of all genders. We are spectrum of all shades from honey gold to rich chocolate brown. We are mothers, daughters, aunts, friends but above all we are SISTERS!
Contact naturalessencebookclub@yahoo.com

Q.U.E.E.N.S. Bookclub of Mississippi
Raymond
Q.U.E.E.N.S. (Quality Unique Elegance Exquisite & Naturally Sophisticated) Book Club of Mississippi distinguish itself as an elite group of African-American women in redefining the love for virtuous literature and will be recognized for the loyalty and commitment of its readers.

The goal of Q.U.E.E.N.S. Book Club is to enrich and enhance our knowledge through our love for reading and encourage one another through fellowship. We will uphold literacy in every way possible to include hosting author book signings, participate in community service functions and sponsorship. We are starting up a new chapter in the Jackson/Raymond, Mississippi area. We're in the process of recruiting new members between the ages of 21 and older. If you're interested please send your thoughts, interest and concerns to queensbookclubofmississippi@yahoo.com.

R.A.W. SISTAZ

Jackson
Jackson, MS R.A.W. SISTAZ was established in February of 2005.  We are a local chapter of the R.A.W. SISTAZ Online Book Club (www.rawsistaz.com).  We are a diverse group of ladies who come together to share our interest in reading books written by African-American authors.  In addition we will be discussing writing tips, critiques, and/or reviews.  We meet once a month in a location to be named by the hostess/moderator to discuss the book-of-the-month.  Membership is by invitation only.  For more information contact Pamela Bolden at jacksonmsrawsistaz@yahoo.com or visit us online http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Jackson-MS-RAW/.

Reading Between the Lines Book Club
Jackson
Reading Between the Lines books club was started by Kim Knight on July 24, 2003.  We read literature written by African American authors.  Our ultimate
goal is to give rise to our fullest and purest potential as readers.  We engage in enthusiastic and enlightening monthly discussions.  Each member fosters a lively exchange of thoughts, ideas and opinions. Membership is by invitation. For more information contact Kim Knight or readingbetweenthelines.org

SANKOFA READING GROUP
J
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The SANKOFA Reading Group was founded in Jackson, Mississippi on April 18, 1999 by Angela D. Stewart.  We meeting on the third Sunday our next meeting is June 20, 1999 at 4:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Jackson, MS.
The books we will be discussing are The Wedding by Dorothy West and The Sweeter The Juice by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip.  Discussion guides and background information are available for these titles. 

The SANKOFA Reading Group seeks to engage its members in stimulating discussions of African American fiction and non-fiction. 

For further information contact: SANKOFA Reading Group/P.O. Box 114/Piney Woods, MS 39148 AStew
44032@aol.com

Sistas' Down South Book Club
Jackson
Our club was formed November, 2002 by four ladies who has a common interest in reading books by African Americans. We have a total membership of 14 in Jackson and Hattiesburg.

Our goals: To broaden members personal literary experience by reading quality works by authors of African descent. To be supportive of writing and publishing of  literature written by African Americans by purchasing books. To provide an open forum for the exchange of ideas and opinions by hosting monthly book discussions in our homes and networking with other book clubs. To have a time frame for productive discussions by limiting the meetings to one hour and thirty minutes. For more information contact Darlene

SOUTHERN GIRLS BOOK CLUB
Jackson
The Southern Girls Book Club was formed in July 1999. The purpose of our club is to promote literary excellence through reading, and to establish a mutual love for the written word with other women.  Sorry no men allowed. 

Our meetings are generally held the 2nd Saturday of every month alternating from either a member's home to one of our local parks, bookstores, or restaurant for networking and great conversations.  We only meet February through November taking off December and January as holiday breaks.  Each year we take an annual weekend trip, which could consist of a day at a spa, plenty of shopping and loads of fun and excitement.  Our community service project for the year 2002 was the Arthritis Foundation Walk.  We currently have 7 members and would like to expand to 10-15 members. Membership is by invitation only.  For more information or questions, please email us
at southerngirlsbookclub@yahoo.com.  Happy Reading!!!

THE TALIBAH LITERARY CLUB
Greenville
We are 10 year old club. We meet the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3pm. We have open membership. I'm the incoming president. For more information please e-mail me at ctaylor@cableone.net or at talibahlitclub@hotmail.com look forward to hear from you.

 

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AFRICAN AMERICAN BIBLIOPHILES
St. Louis

Founded in 1992, the African American Bibliophiles are an active and lively group of men and women who meet monthly at a different member's home to discuss books written by authors of African descent.  The atmosphere is relaxed and entertaining.  The meetings, which are generally held the last Sunday of the month, center not only around the book discussion, but the potluck refreshments as well, which sometimes parallel themes throughout the chosen book for that month.

One of the events the African American Bibliophiles look forward to the most is our annual swim party in July, in which we discuss a fun "fluff" book while enjoying barbeque by the poolside.  Another popular event is the annual Christmas party, in which we watch a movie or documentary (e.g., Spike Lee's "The Four Little Girls" and "Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored") rather than discussing a book.

Although the list of books we've read is extensive, a couple of our favorite authors are Octavia Butler, and Tananarive Due.  In addition to reading contemporary works (both fiction and nonfiction), we try to incorporate a classic work (e.g., The Spook Who Sat by the Door, by Sam Greenlee and The Man Who Cried I Am, by John A. Williams) into our discussion at least once a year. 

For more information about the African American Bibliophiles, please contact Tonya Ogden

The Ebony Women's Book Affair
Established in February of 2001, we split our membership between Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO, meeting monthly to discuss everything from the book of the month,  community/national concerns and personal issues.  Each year we take a trip to celebrate our anniversary. This year we have committed to sponsoring a Haitian child through World Vision and we extend a challenge to other book clubs to do likewise.  We are a diverse group of African American women with a loyal membership of seven.  Currently, membership is by invitation only.  For more information, please contact Rsim106898@aol.com

Girlfriends Book Club
Kansas City
What's the next best thing to reading great African American books with a group of diverse women? Well, eating at the best restaurants in the Plaza would be of course! Come and join the Girlfriends Book Club every 3rd Sunday at 4pm at a selected restaurant down at the Plaza! Please email us at kcgirlfriendsbookclub@yahoo.com so that we'll know to expect you and for any questions or information that you may need. We enjoy reading fiction and non fiction books. Book discussions are facilitated by the member whom suggests that particular book. Contact person is TaNisha Webb.

The Inspired Living Book Club
Saint Louis
The Inspired Living Book Club located in Saint Louis, MO is a group of men and women, of varying ages that meets on a monthly basis. We read soul stirring, stimulating, entertaining, and informative literature that does one or both of the following: 1) Inspires and motivates members to develop or deepen a true relationship with Jesus Christ. 2) Inspires the desire to serve our communities, strengthen our families, improve our relationships, and enhance our overall health and well being. From time to time, we may incorporate a wholesome secular book such as The Secret Life of Bees or The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, but our main focus is to support Christian authors and to read books that glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. ILBC has recently added a community-service focus to our group. By volunteering our time to community-based literacy programs, we desire to assist in battling the literacy problem for adults as well as children. When you visit an ILBC meeting, you will instantly feel the warm friendly and relaxing ambiance that surrounds you. Our meetings are held inside a trendy new dessert bar located on the corner of Delmar and Hamilton called the In Spot Dessert Bar and Lounge. Visit http://www.inspotlounge.com.

We are accepting new members! Visitors are welcome! Even if you have not read the book of the month, you can still participate in the stress-free experience full of fun, laughter and good food! For more information, please contact David Holmon or visit us online at www.todayinchurch.com/bookclub.html.

Literary Ladies Readers & Writers Circle
Kansas City
The vision of Literary Ladies is to bring together professional African American women who love to read and/or write. The group will meet monthly (on a Sunday) to discuss a book selection and share their writings for critique, discussion or just seek support for your writing aspirations. Readers and writers of fiction and non-fiction are welcome. Published and unpublished writers are also welcome. The goal is to establish a committed group of 5-10 Literary Ladies. In addition, the group will discuss current events, attend cultural and arts happenings in KC such as plays, poetry readings and other events of interest to us. Note: You don't have to be a writer to join, you just have to have a love of books! For more information please send an email to: LiteraryLadies@yahoo.com

READ OF KC
Kansas City
READ (Real Everyday African American Divas of Kansas City) KC Book Club, was formed March 2000 in Kansas City, MO.  We are a group of adventurous, educated, and extremely diverse African American Women.   

Our various backgrounds lead us to pick a variety of books from our great African American Authors.   We meet twice a month in either our homes or other places around the city, including restaurants and bookstores, such as Borders and Barnes & Noble. We enjoy discussing the characters of each book, how they may parallel to situations in our own lives, and just sitting around discussing various events that happen in our community or within the United States.  We not only get together for our book club discussions.  We also attend church, plays, concerts, book signings, explore new restaurants, and support each other during family and community projects.  Contact joanetta@blackvoices.com for more information.

Share Your Thoughts Book Club
St. Louis
We are an African American book club who has been existed for a little over a year located in St. Louis. We meet once a month at local restaurants or members home to share our thoughts and perceptions respectfully in an open mature manner. We laugh, discover different outlooks, and discuss how the reading materials relate to our own lives. After the discussions, we conversed on community issues, politics, lifestyles, etc. Each member present three books for reading and each member vote on which one will be of interest and the book with the most votes is selected for the next reading selection. We are seeking new members at least 25 years of age, women and men who are interested in joining a book club and who are willing to add new ideas and concepts. If you are interested, please email us at readingbooks06@sbcglobal.net.

Sisters and Brothers N2Books 
Columbia

The club is newly started in December, 2001 with the E.Lynn Harris trilogy.  December will discuss Invisible Life. January, 2002 will discuss Just As I am and February 2002 will discuss Abide With Me. The club is an ad-hoc of Sisters In the Circle book club and Sisters and Brothers N2Books from St. Louis, Missouri. The club is open to African-American men and women who enjoy reading and discussing what they read. If you are interested in participating or having your book discussed by the club, please contact Pamela Greer.

VOICES OF S.O.U.L. (Sistahs On Understanding Literature)
Voices of S.O.U.L. is a newly formed readers group for African American women of all ages in St. Louis, MO.  We are currently seeking new members.   We meet the fourth Sunday of the month at 4:00 p.m..  We meet at the homes of readers or any other exciting place for our discussions where refreshments are served.  If you are interested, please contact Kimberly Wesley

 

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2 Real 2 Sophisticated Book Club
Las Vegas
The 2 Real 2 Sophisticated book club mission statement is to encourage and empower our members to fulfill their God-given destiny, and to learn more about themselves and their potential through each other. Our goal is to continually strive to support our sisters in prayer, personal and professional development, leadership, social engagement and true sisterhood and to become the strong women that we are destined to be. Contact: LaShaunda McKinley

Sista Girl Book Club
Omaha

Sista Girl Book Club began in May of 2001 as a dream of Sherri to bring her friends together for fellowship. We meet on the first Saturday of every month at 3pm. Each meeting is hosted by one of the clubs 10 members. The host picks her book of choice and the place to meet. Our ages range from 28-48 and our backgrounds are even more diverse. We even have a published author. In addition to book reviews we also do movies. In celebration of our anniversary month, we take a trip each May. Las Vegas in 2002, New York in 2003 and Key West will be the destination in 2004. If you would like to join us, please feel free to email us at Sistagirlbkclub1@yahoo.com

 

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BLESSED WOMEN OF LAS VEGAS

Newly founded by Bridgette Robinson, this book club was established to develop and enhance friendships among African America women of Las Vegas through the joy of reading. It will also serve as a Fellowship Outlet. To join please contact Bridgette Robinson.

JUST US WOMEN
Las Vegas
We will come together once a month to share opinions, views, critiques and real life lessons to the latest selection from our reading list. We meet the first Sunday of each month. We will always choose the main book as a group and the second book will be a self-help (spiritual) book all women can relate to. Invitation only. For additional information contact Nichole.

The Woman Of ebony Pages  of Las Vegas
We are a diverse group of woman, coming from all walks of life, with many different lifestyles but one thing brings us together... the love for reading a good book by authors of color.

We are just getting started so there is plenty of room for growth. We offer knowledge and true friendship and sistership that fate forgot to give you. For information email: softnsimple@yahoo.com

 

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Distinctive Reading Book Club

Carteret

Our members consist of avid book readers from North and Central New Jersey. We are a non-profit organization seeking to spread the joy of reading to African American women, their friends and families. Contact us at: distinctive_reading@yahoo.com or visit us at
www.freewebs.com/distinctivereading

Exquisite Ladies Book Club
Camden

The purpose of Exquisite Ladies Book Club is to read works of fiction and sometimes nonfiction; although ELBC is dedicated to African-American females, we will not exclude non African American authors or members. We come to the group as equals. All have an opportunity to read and express thoughts and feelings. This is also a great way for us to get to know new people, enjoy stimulating discussion and most importantly discover wonderful books. Above all, let’s learn from each other while sharing our thoughts and ideas. Some book choices may contain mature subject matter so all members must be at least 17 years old Contact - Te'Amo

THE FRANCES E.W. HARPER LITERARY SOCIETY
Newark
The Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society was founded by Sandra L. West in 1987 and became a community outreach project of the Newark Public Library in 1988. Currently coordinated by Dorothea M. Moore and Bonita Thompson, early members, the reading group has  30  coed members. They  read books about civil rights to biography  to novels  to poetry . Every March, the society hosts a Women's History Month Read-A-Thon at the library, and the community is invited. Most every summer, there is a well-attended writers forum. Past writers have been Rashidah AbuBakr and Louis Reyes Rivera, New York poets and intellectuals.  Facilitators are invited to direct debate on book read that month. Past facilitators have been: Susan Robeson, author of He's Got The Whole World In His Hands; and, S.E.Anderson, poet and former SNCC coordinator.
Address is: Dorothea M. Moore,  P.O. Box 25044, Newark, NJ 07101; swest@titan.vcu.edu; or, 804-321-3298.

Girls To Women
Central New Jersey
Just wanted to add our new Teen Book Club called "Girls To Women". Our teen book club is a spin off from our regular book club "Distinctive Reading" located in Central New Jersey. We hope that we can provide teen girls with inspirational readings from african american authors that will set them on a path to becoming great young women. Our first meeting will take place in late Oct-Early November. Look for us on the Distinctive Reading Website where information will be posted on the new teen book club. Emails can be sent to distinctive_reading@yahoo.com until the teen book club email address is set.

Heavenly Bound Women
Elizabeth/Patterson
Heavenly Bound Women is a book club that has been established to honor the LORD by what we read. This book club is not only for those who has accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, but also in the manner of Matthew 9:12- 13: When Jesus heard that, He said to them, Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what that means: I desire mercy not Sacrifice. For I did not come to call the righteous, but the sinners to repentance.

We are a small intimate group of African American Woman of all ages. We meet once a month. Our meetings are held in Elizabeth or Paterson, New Jersey. We get together and discuss our selection of the month. Members rotate hosting duties on a monthly basis, so no one person bears the load. Books that are read are those that will bring us closer to GOD, whether to lead another to Christ or for our personal lives. No one is sinless but every day we must sin less. We must ask the Lord and Savior for the strength to live a Heaven-Bound life in a Hell-Bent World. Our group has a passion for reading and looks for that in others. Contact Renee'  or 908-646-4418.

Just Between Friends Book Club
Sicklerville
Just Between Friends Book Club was originated in New Jersey. We are a group of strong, professional career minded, family oriented women who share a passion for reading and supporting authors. We are mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. Our book club focuses on reading, networking and just having a good time. We have alot of plans and events coming up in 2009. If you are interested in networking with us, please send us a message. If you are an author looking for that "special" book club to support & read your book, we would welcome the opportunity! Best Wishes. jerseygirldst@yahoo.com

Kitabu Discussion Group
Southern New Jersey
Kitabu Discussion Group
was established in 1996. Meeting in southern New Jersey, we are predominately a group African-American women (men are definitely welcomed - different perspectives are always appreciated!) who discuss literary works and films created by African Americans, blacks, colored, Negroes, Africans...the black Diaspora. We meet 7:00pm on the 2nd Friday of the month at a member's home or at local enterprise. If interested, please check out our website www.freewebs.com/kitabureadinggroup or co contact us at kitabudiscussiongroup@yahoo.com.  

L2-Literary Ladies book club
Rahway

The L2-Literary Ladies Book Club was established in October 2008 to create unity, friendship, and sistahood among positive African-American women. This Rahway, NJ book club’s mission is to read literature written primarily by African American authors.  Our ultimate goal is to rise to our fullest and purest potential as readers.  We like to engage in enthusiastic and enlightening monthly discussions.  We encourage each member to share ideas to enhance member awareness on social, spiritual, economic and personal growth. We want to empower our members. To learn more about our dynamic organization please email us at literary_ladies_bc@yahoo.com.

THE LITERARY CIRCLE
Trenton
The Literary Circle was founded by Mind & Soul Bookstore, Inc. in Trenton, New Jersey in 1999.  The bookclub meets on the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Maxine's Resturant  120 S. Warren St. Trenton, NJ 08618.  The "Book of the Month" features African-American authors and the discussions are lead by a facilitator. Mind & Soul offers bookclub members a 15% discount on the "Book of the Month".  For additional information, please call Mind & Soul Bookstore at (609) 695-6606 or email at mindandsoul@email.msn.com.  

Literary Sistahgirlz
Southern New Jersey

We are a group of educated, energetic, cool African American women trying to spend some quality and positive time together. We meet once a month to discuss our featured book for the month and to enjoy good food and conversation. We love hearing from or meeting other book clubs. If interested check out our site (www.geocities.com/tabg_2000/literarysistahgirlzhome.html) or email one of the founders at tabg_2000@yahoo.com.

THE READERS JOURNEY BOOK CLUB NETWORK 
The mission of the Readers Journey Book Club Network is to bring together book clubs and reading groups from Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia areas to fellowship and experience African-American author discussions with well known and up and coming authors, and poets. Events will be held on a quarterly basis in Mays Landing, New Jersey at a well known bookstore. Event announcements will be sent via email, US mail and in local newspaper community pages. Please send email to Karen Johnson.

ROMANCE NOIRE BOOK CLUB
The Romance Noire Book Club is an online internet book club. The club was created in 2000 when African American and Multicultural romance novels were just becoming popular. Authors and fans needed a place to call home and share their thoughts. This forum serves as a platform and networking forum for readers to meet their favorite authors and for authors to meet their fans through one-on-one dialogue. Romance Noire Book Club (RNBC) is a place to discuss African American and Multicultural romance with others who enjoy contemporary, historical and inspirational novels with beauty, excitment with a little color. We welcome new members. Fans, Authors and Aspiring Writer's are invited to join us. Send e-mail to romancenoire@webtv.net

S.A.R. (Sistas Are Reading)
Northern New Jersey Area
SAR was formed in September 1998 with seven members, now fifteen, who come together the last Sunday of every month to discuss the "book of the month". We come together not only to discuss books by people of color, but to tighten the bond of sisterhood that is lacking in today's society. We also have annual events such as SAR's Annual Memorial Day Bowling Bash or SAR's Valentine's Day Brunch. For more information check out our website, sistas-are-reading.com or email us at lvpayne33@hotmail.com.

Shared Thoughts Book Club
Essex/Union County

Established in 2000, Shared Thoughts is composed of 7 faithful members who have committed themselves to making this book club a success. We have a circle of hostess’ and meet every 3rd weekend. We are committed to networking with other book clubs and authors. We attend and hosts literary events for African American author. Please feel free to contact us at sharedthoughts2000@yahoo.com or www.freewebs.com/sharedthoughtsbookclub

SISTA FRIENDZ
Teaneck
"Afro American Women On The Same Page". Our book group is currently made up of 7 young Afro-American Women.  We put the group together because we all love to read, but we also love to talk.  This was a way for us to come together, enjoy each others company and enjoy Afro-American Writers.
Contact us: sista_friendz@yahoo.com

Sistah to Sistah Literary Club
No. Plainfield
Sistah to Sistah Literary Club is a strong group of diverse women coming together to read, discuss newest authors, plays and movies and socialize. It was founded in January 2003 in New Jersey by six African-American women who shared the love of reading. Although informal in the beginning, the book club has grown from a mere "get together" of assigned reading. We have a full fledge organization, meeting the 4th Sunday of every month. The club now hosts a membership total of 14. For more information email:
info@sistahstosistahs.net

SISTAHS WITH A VISION
Brownsmills
This group of sistahs started reading together in February 1997. Our mission statement: Sistahs viewing books and putting them into perspective. We meet once a month at a restaurant in Brownsmills, New Jersey.
For information contact Venetia

Central New Jersey
Ujima Nia Book and Social Club is a group of African American men and women, residing in Monmouth County, New Jersey that are united in the spirit of friendship and fellowship in order to share in the discussion of literary works composed by African American authors. Other areas of interest include topics related to African American culture, history, personal enlightenment,development,education and health concerns that are important to us as Africans in America. Meetings are held on the last Sunday monthly at 4:00 PM unless previously rescheduled. The member host will direct the club as to the meeting location.
 
For more information contact us via email, ujima_nia@yahoo.com
or visit our website  www.freewebs.com/ujima-nia

UNITY SISTERS BOOK CLUB ONE
A new book club in the Fort Dix New Jersey area, dedicated to supporting, reading, and critiquing African-American fiction on a monthly basis.  We devour two books per month written by African-American authors or authors of color.  We'd love to hear from new and established writers.
For more information please contact:  Tracy Thompson

Women of Colour
Paterson
Women of Colour  was founded by Terri Carter who like most woman had the desire to discuss and exchange her views of novels with other friends and family, and with this special blend of diverse woman whom are a pleasure to be with. We meet the last Sunday of every month and discuss novels, events, and fundraisers. Our goals are to become icons to our children and community and to continue to be successful in our student scholarship committee. Our doors are always open to new members. Contact: Terri Carter, President.

 

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THE AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES READING GROUP

New York City
Located in New York City, this group of men and women meet once a month at Barnes & Noble. September marked the beginning of our sixth year together. In addition to co-sponsoring several events a year at Barnes & Noble, the group can be heard on the third Tuesday of each month in a discussion of their monthly selection on WBAI 99.5FM on "The Wake-up Call" with Bernard White at 7:30AM EST (time & date subject to change) For more information contact: Yvette Vanterpool or Linda Duggins

ASPIRATIONS BOOK CLUB 
Brooklyn
Aspirations started in October 1994. Four women, who didn't know each other met in a Brooklyn restaurant. We have laughed, cried, celebrated, and reflected on our individual lives together. Over the years, we have evolved and now hold a dual purpose: Reading and discussing fiction and nonfiction works that reflect the joy, truth, mystery, and celebration of the African-American and Caribbean experience. We welcome all -contact Rch5453355@aol.com.

CHAT-N-CHEW
Bronx
This group of sisters join monthly to discuss a book while enjoying each other's company. Food that may be presented in the book is usually served while we chat and chew.  Any book clubs that are interested in networking please contact us.
Sherryepat@aol.com.

COMFORT ZONE
Bronx
Comfort Zone is a book club composed of ten women who come together the third Sunday of every month to relax and enjoy one another's company through books. We meet at Barnes and Nobles in Co-op City in the Bronx. Contact: Shanique Clement.

Estrogenics
Brooklyn

A women' s reading and discussion group that meets the third Friday of the month. Recently started in September 2002. for more info click on to www.estrogenics.com or Email us at estrogenics@aol.com.

JUST FRIENDS BOOK CLUB
Long Island
Our intimate group of nine professional sisters was formed eight years ago.  Though the membership has changed over the years the heart and soul of this group has grown and flourished.  We come together once a month on Sunday afternoons, for sisterhood, lively book discussions and to explore women's health issues. Contact  VPMott@optonline.net

KUELEZA BOOK CLUB
Rochester
We currently have a membership of 18 ladies. Kueleza was founded in Rochester, New York, in the Fall of 1994. Kueleza means to enlighten. We read various works by African-American authors, contemporary and classical.  We engage in exciting discussions on many different topics both relative to our books and current events (locally and nationally); or simply bonding in sisterhood. Our goal is to meet once a month to review works of African-American authors. Meetings rotate to the home of different members on a volunteer basis. Traditionally, the hostess picks the book to read for the month she hosts. We break for two months during the summer which is when we host our Summer Socials which in 1998 included traveling to a Wine Festival for a little tasting and fun in the sun.  
For more information contact Bridgette Jones

MAHOGONY BOOK CLUB 
Albany
We are an African American reading circle that supports black authors. We meet monthly to have a book discussion and book and magazine swap.  Contact:
mahogany@taconic.net

Matter of Opinion Book Club
Rochester
We started in June of  2001. There were three friends who came together to start this book club. They had talked about doing this for many years. There are now about 20 members. We meet once a month, usually the fourth Saturday. We enjoy reading many different books. But, especially African American authors. The contact person is Tonya Drayton. We would love to review any books which are available.

MWG BOOK CLUB
Bronx

Multicultural Writers Guild Book Club is an online literary organization dedicated to creative readers and writers looking for all sorts of resources. We think that what you see and find here will also inspire you - to make MWG a main focus of literary information. Join us and become a member. Until then, welcome to Multicultural Writers Guild Inc. Tell us your specialty or skills that you may have to offer in order to see your work in print. Join MWG Book Club, for more information on this company write/contact the Founder, Ms. Mae Ealey at MWG, Inc. PO BOX 6259, Bronx, NY 10451

Our Books
Brooklyn
A group of readers, writers, and authors that come together throughout the month for book reviews. Discussion on all genre of written literature by black authors. Creative authors sharing their projects, their thoughts, their blogs, and buzz in the African American literary world. The club features: Books of the Month for discussion, Author Spot Light (New for 2008). The group is steadily growing and currently putting together plans to have an once a year group gathering at the next Harlem Book Fair in 2008, and each year after. So come join the family of book lovers and word masters online at Our Books: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Our_Books/

Simple Pleasures Book Club
New York City
Simple Pleasures Book Club was founded in January 2006 by a group of 3 professional young ambitious African American women.  These women wanted to establish a forum for celebrating the contributions of African American authors as well as their love of reading. As of June 2007, Simple Pleasures Book Club currently has 11 active members whose goals are to: foster sisterhood, inspire women to read, promote literacy, self-enrichment and continue to build a passion for literature.
 
President- Rosetta Smith
Event Planner- Tamaira Green
Public Relations Representative- Tsahi Alexander 917-678-5249

THE SISTAH CIRCLE BOOK CLUB 
Buffalo
Started in April, 1999 It consists of biological sisters, cousins and friends.  Our current  membership is nine members, with two additional members who reside out of   town. Our club has a president, secretary and treasurer.  Meetings are held   once a month and the hostess is chosen on a volunteer basis. Dues of five   dollars are collected from each member at meetings to defray the hostesses' cost for entertaining. Books for discussion are chosen democratically.
Our reading preference has been fictional literature by African American authors - either new releases or paperback.  Our stimulating discussions touch upon the book and personal experiences.  Our book club epitomizes fellowship and socializing all in the name of enlightenment and sistah-hood. We also incorporate celebrating members birthdays which fall  in the same month as our meetings.  As we approach our anniversary, plans on the horizon are designing an emblem, paraphenalia and traveling.  We had our first major outing and gift exchange for the holidays.   Membership is by  invitation and vote only. For more information or encouragement, please contact our president at Juztuz3@hotmail.com

SISTAHS WHO READ
Albany
Established in October 2000, Sistahs Who Read book club consists of thirteen African-American women who love to read and get together to share conversations, food and good African-American fiction, as well as engage in some serious sister bonding.  Meetings are generally held the third Saturday of the month.  Sistahs Who Read is not just limited to literacy discussions, but also engages in fundraising activities to support our group, sponsors literacy related events, and host social events for our members. For more information contact Sandra.

SISTER-GIRLFRIEND LETS CHAT
Brooklyn

Founded in 1999, this club consists of six women who meet once a month to share their views on the selected book-of-the-month, written by an African-American author.  We come together to relax, relate and release with one another on any and all topics.  This forum is a wonderful foundation for sisters to bond, while enjoying good conversation, company, food and fun.  We
also have "ladies night out" and other outings.  If you're interested in joining, please contact Sylvia for more information at SGLCBookClub@aol.com

SISTERS DEEP IN THOUGHT
Westchester/Rockland County
Sisters Deep In Thought was founded in 2001 with four members stemming from various professional backgrounds. The drive of our group is to gain new experiences through an eclectic mix of literature. We usually congregate monthly at bookstores, coffee shops, or in home sessions. Our meetings are informal, friendly, cozy, and mentally stimulating. If interested in participating please contact us at selah72@hotmail.com or genius2g@hotmail.com.

SISTERS THAT ARE READING (S.T.A.R)
Westchester County
STAR was formed in February 2000, black history month.  It's membership is composed of 12 African American women of diverse back grounds.  We come together once a month on the third Sunday of each month at 3:00 pm at a member's house. We meet 11 times per year.  (January-November).  We plan to have an annual literary event or trip each February.  We discuss the book, we dine and we enjoy each others company.  We would be glad to support and participate in literary events.  Please contact us at Starbookclub.org.

Soulful Literary Experience
New York City

Soulful Literary Experience is a small book club based in NYC.  Our goal is to come together and share our love for reading African American Literature.  The
group is composed of both males and females.  We try to create an open environment encouraging members to give opinions and suggestions on everything from book choice to meeting location.  We generally meet on the third Saturday of the month at various locations throughout the city.  For more information visit our website at http://www.geocities.com/soulfulbooks or
send email to soulfulbooks@yahoo.com

Women of Substance
Brooklyn
Founded in 1997, we currently have 10 members consisting of family and friends. Our premise is to develop and maintain healthy self-esteems, offer support, allot time for ourselves to network, to create a forum to exchange ideas, share life experiences and to have fun. We seek to achieve this by reading and discussing books authored by African-American writers, from all genres. We meet the last Saturday of every month with the exception of December. In addition to our book discussions, we attend African-American cultural events, i.e. the theatre, art exhibitions, film festivals, spoken word venues, take black heritage tours and patron black-owned day spas and restaurants, to broaden our horizons. For more information contact Vanessa. 

 

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12 BLACK WOMEN AND A BROTHER BOOK CLUB

Charlotte
We are an African American book club open to persons interested in reading fiction and non-fiction books by authors of color. We meet on the third Saturday of every month. We come together to share our opinions, values, and feelings about books, friendship, family, and life in general. New members are welcome. For more information: Angela at 704-563-6033

BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB
Winston Salem
This book club was founded by Stacey Flood in November of 2000 as a way to bring sisters together through friendship and the joy of reading books written by African American authors. For more information about our club, visit our website. For more information contact: btcbc@hotmail.com. Mailing address: PO Box 407, Clemmons, NC 27012.

Chapter II Chapter Book Club
Durham 
Chapter II Chapter Book Club is a relatively new club that began in May of 2006 in Durham, North Carolina. We currently have a membership of seven. Our meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month at the designated location of the hosting members choice. Our Book Club’s purpose is to provide a fun and friendly environment for women from diverse backgrounds who enjoy reading. We also create the opportunity to meet new people and come together for the common goal of reading. The book club provides the opportunity to discuss books in a friendly environment where we are being introduced to a variety of books and authors.
For more information, please contact chapter2chapterbookclub@yahoo.com

Chocolate Pages Book Club
Asheville
We are relatively new to the Asheville area; we formed in October 2005 over dinner.
Chocolate Pages Book Club is Decadent Sweetness for the Mind and Soul.  We chose Chocolate Pages because chocolate comes in all shades and share a love for books.  The age range for Chocolate Pages is early twenties to late thirties.
We have broken our book list down into two categories: fiction/nonfiction and personal/career/finance/inspiration alternating between the book categories.
We meet once a month for 2 hours at the home of the book club member that chooses the current book being read.  We read to empower ourselves in all aspects of life, and to enrich conversation and knowledge through reading.
Currently there are 9 members in our book club, but if you are looking for a book club in the Asheville area check us out.  Contact: ashevillebookassociation@yahoo.com 
Book club web address: http://www.geocities.com/ashevillebookassociation/club.html

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS BOOK CLUB VIII
CHARLOTTE

COF VIII is a new and emerging book club formed in 2002 and is currently made up of 17 avid readers who share a passion for celebrating African American literature.  We believe that reading is a fundamental instrument in every day living thus strengthening the mind, body, and soul.  Our reading selections will offer you a visit to the past, present, and an exploration of the future.  You will receive a wealth of literary information, network with other book clubs, meet fascinating African American authors, attend literary events and create friendships with others from various backgrounds.  Our mission is to provide an open forum for the exchange of ideas and opinions by engaging in rich dialogue that invites us to think about ways to enhance our lives, our communities, and our world.  We meet every third Saturday of each month.  The location varies and every quarter we meet at a local restaurant.  If you enjoy reading and discussing your literary thoughts with like minds, then you may be interested in joining COF VIII. 
For more information, please contact Aisha Malone

ELIMIKA MSOMAJIWA BOOK CLUB
Raleigh
 
Founded in October of 1998 in Raleigh, North Carolina, this book club is unlike any other.  Elimika Msomajiwa is Swahili for "Educated Readers."
Currently, EM is a group of women who love to read, discuss and have fun. EM schedules monthly social outings and get togethers.  Several of the members in EM are involved in community service activities in the book club's name. 
For more information contact pocohontes@aol.com.

GIRLFRIENDS OF CAROLINA
Is a new book club of ladies (about 15 members) in Charlotte, North Carolina.  We stated in August 2001, with the purpose to read and discuss mainly African American literature, and focus on experiencing good fun and quality time among friends.  If you are interested in contacting the bookclub for a book review or to provide information of interest for our bookclub, contact Devivia or G.O.C. , PO Box 25521, Charlotte, NC  28229-5521.  Information can be faxed to (704) 568-5828.

HEKIMA
Hekima is a Swahili word that translates into the English equivalent of 'Knowledge".  It has served as the book club of the Sonja Haynes Stone Black Cultural Center and the Black Student Movement of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1997.  The group meets monthly to interpret, discuss, and analyze African African literature.  Hekima is more than a book club; it is an opportunity for students to make connections between their course work and literature rooted in Black culture.  Students learn how to enjoy reading by experiencing literature about themselves and their community.
Previous works read include Maker of Saints by Thulani Davis, The Wedding by Dorothy West, Friends and Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey.  We have also welcomed in the past Octavia Butler, Edwidge Danticat and Gloria Naylor as Hekima guest authors. 
For more information contact Carol Ben-Davies

JOURNEY'S END LITERARY CLUB
Journey's End Literary Club was founded July 23, 1998.  We are based out of Durham, North Carolina and have a diversified group of 10 current members.
We meet the third Saturday of each month to discuss the book of the month which is usually a fiction title written by an African American author. You are welcome to visit our website to find out more about us.
http://journeys-end.ourfamily.com or http://authorsontour.freeservers.com.
You can contact us via email at:  JELiterary@aol.com.

SECOND SUNDAY BLACK WOMEN'S LITERARY CLUB
Durham
"8 Years of Reading and Still Booking"
The Second Sunday Black Women's Literary Club formed in September 1991 as a way for Black women to share our love of books and primarily to promote the works of Black Women authors, even though we do occasionally select Black Male authors. The book titles have run the gamut from to include religion, science fiction, romance, mystery, and self-help. Our current membership numbers 15, including 4 of the original charter members.  We meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month hosted by a member in her home, or other place of her choosing, except the month of August we do not meet.  On the second Sunday in September we celebrate our Anniversary Soiree.  At that meeting we post our book list for the year; however, we have been known to change a selection if something new and exciting comes out or if we find that a selection is out of print.  During the years we have hosted several new authors and attended readings by writers visiting the local area.  Second Sunday is an awesome way for a diverse group of women to spend a lively Sunday afternoon once a month. 
Contact:  Zenobia Hatcher-Wilson for more information.

SistahFriend Book Club
South Carolina (Columbia-headquarters), North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Louisiana
Description: The SistahFriend Book Club is a live and online reading and networking group for women that focuses on reading and discussing books by or about African-Americans and promoting unity through women empowerment and fellowship. Members meet once a month to discuss literary works and issues relevant to women. Group features include: monthly retreats, a summer sister getaway, book reviews by the Pink Reviewers, video author interviews, online literary features and contests, author and reader online chats, and web forums where both readers and writers stay connected. The group also publishes an online ezine to highlight authors and women leaders in the community. Currently, the SFBC has seven branches in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Louisiana. Our motto: Promoting Literacy and Empowerment in a Women's Forum. Contact: info@sistahfriend.com

Sistahs of Urban Literature (S.O.U.L.)
Winston-Salem
S.O.U.L. was established in 2009. We all have a strong passion for reading and we have a very diverse group of members. We meet every fourth Saturday and we read different genre of African American authors. Visit us online at http://www.soulurblit.com for more information.

Sistas In Sync
Gastonia

We are a newly formed book club (since March 08), still actively seeking new members. We meet once a month to fellowship and discuss our current pick. Anyone interested contact Zena

SISTER CIRCLE BOOK CLUB - Chapter II
Raleigh/Durham
This chapter of the Sister Circle Book Club was formed in April 1998 to meet the needs of the Raleigh/Durham area.  Check out our web page, www.sistercirclebookclub.org, to learn more about our format, book selections, and events. Contact Dawn Howard

SISTERS GAINING KNOWLEDGE  
SGK begin in March of 1991 in Greensboro, NC.  Inspired by one of our members sister in Virginia Beach, VA.  Arlene Hariston is the Chairperson and founder of Sisters Gaining Knowledge.  We meet monthly in each others home and the one hosting the meeting is the one that chose the book for that month.  Our club have 10 active members and we will close out at a total of 12 members.

The club was formed to bring together women that had a common interest--reading.  After and few months we begin to discuss becoming active in the community as a group.

For year 2001:  SGK plans to serve the homeless at the Urban Ministries Shelter.  SGK will be choosing a local school or housing community to distribute school supplies for the kids that are from low income families.  We will also collect and distribute toiletry items to one the nursing home for the elderly.  During the 2001 holiday season we will forfeit our $15 gift and donate it to another non-profit program.

Future plans for SKG:  Mentorship program;  travel to beach in August and a 2002 Anniversary Cruise. Contact: LaGail Williams 336-856-9770

THE SUNDAY SISTERS BOOK CLUB
Durham
We are an exciting group of six African American women (ages 26-50) who love to read.  Organized in January 1998, we meet monthly at a members' home, to discuss the "book of the month", generally fiction, authored by an African American writer.  Our discussions are lively, educational and intellectual.  Contact:  Coralene Smith Metts for more information

UBU Book Club
Triad Area
Our mission runs parallel to that of UBU, the umbrella organization under which the book club was organized. The book club’s focus; however, is to provide a forum through which women can gather to engage in thought-provoking discussions of writing relevant to our lives and to the times in which we live.

A dual purpose (which is inevitably served) is the growth and strengthening of each woman’s inner circle. Through sharing and listening to other’s experiences, we can’t help but to be more loving, more generous and more grateful for the simple blessings from our Heavenly Father. The UBU Book Club is indeed a book club, but it’s so much more…and that more is what enriches us so greatly. Contact: Precious McCloud, www.myubu.com

WELL READ
Charlotte
Well Read was formed in September 2002 in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was established by Rhonda Burke and JoAnn Stokes with the intent of creating a sisterhood of integrity and an atmosphere of sublimity among all women. It is composed of 5 women of various backgrounds with one thing in common--a love for reading. We meet on the second Saturday of each month. For more information, please contact Andrea Smith.

WOMEN OF ESSENCE BOOK CLUB
Durham

The sisters of Women of Essence started reading together September 2005.

We are a small group of women who meet every 3rd weekend of each month. The host for that month will choose a book and location of there choice. We bring together a group of individuals who share the love of reading, fellowship and having a good time. We are currently looking for new member who think they will be a great fit to our sisterhood.

For more information email woessence@yahoo.com. You can visit our web site at www.woessence.com

 

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AFRICAN JEWELS
Columbus
The African Jewels are a group of ladies who gather on the fourth Sunday of every month at 4:30 p.m.  Members receive newsletters announcing the hostess, book, location and events for that month.
We pledge to continually support activities including:
Sponsoring an African-American college student, working at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Franklin County and Holiday Wish Program.
We have created a categorical reading list including: Religious/Spiritual, Black History, Classic, Fiction, Autobiography, Female Authors, Male Authors, Romance, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction, Social/Political, Motivation/Self-Help. We also have an annual Christmas Party/Book Exchange. For more information contact Debra.  

Bonded Through Books
Cleveland
Bonded Through Books is an African-American Book Club for women joined together by our love of reading.  We are a positive group of women from diverse backgrounds and experiences.  We come together monthly to discuss our monthly reading discussions and to share personal experiences as we continue to bond.  If you would like more information on our book club, please contact Trish via email at bondedthroughbooks2003@yahoo.com  Please feel free to visit our website at www.bondedthroughbooks.com and be sure to sign our guest book while you are there.  HAPPY READING!!!

THE BOOK CLUB 2000
Cleveland
book club geared to men and women 25-45 years old. Book Club members meet at local restaurants to discuss books by mostly African-American authors over dinner. Book club members meet on the third Saturday of each month at 7pm. The Book Club 2000 does not meet during the month of December. Each member is responsible for paying for her/his own meal plus gratuity. There is no charge for becoming a  member.  Also, book club members help select the books that are read. This is a new book club whose first meeting was on January 22,2000.
"Make New Friends And Join Others Who Share Your Passion For Reading" For more information please e-mail us at: thebookclub2000@ureach.com.

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS IX 
Toledo

Knowledge is Power & Food for the Soul!
Are you looking for a Book Club to Join? Well, Toledo, Ohio. This may be the club for you. We are the 9th Chapter of the Nationally known Book Club; Circle of Friends. The 1st Chapter of COF was founded in 1994, in Valdosta, Ga; by a young woman named; Jennifer Copeland. Here is what you can expect; *Great Food, Good Music, a wonderful fellowship with the loveliest group of women, you'll ever come to know. We have lighthearted discussions of our book selections. We are a diverse group of women of all ages. We meet one Saturday evening a month at 7:00 pm. Contact Candance for more information, to our next scheduled book meeting.

Circle of Friends X
Columbus
Literally keeping you satisfied!  Tired of having no one to discuss a great book with?  Look no further, Columbus, Ohio.  Come join COF Columbus, the 10th chapter of a growing vision by our founder, Jennifer Copeland, President of Circle of Friends I, in Valdosta, GA. (Est. in 1994) We meet on the last Saturday of each month, for thought provoking conversations, good food and entertaining music.  For more information contact Traci Thompson

Ebony Ladies Literary Experience (E.L.L.E.) 
Columbus

Our club is fairly new (our first meeting was held in January, 2000). We have just completed reading our fourth book. We have decided for this year to only support African American authors, and have set our calendar with 8 different genres. We meet every six weeks on a Sunday afternoon and our meetings rotate from one member's home to another. We plan to expand our group in the future and to also include various other community activities and involvement. We are all bibliophiles and true lovers of literature. For more information contact bevj21@cs.com.

Nia Literary Group
Cincinnati

Nia Literary Group was started in 2000 when a group of friends, mostly educators, came together for the (Purpose) of making our collective vocation the building and developing of our families in order to restore greatness. One way of beginning this process is through reading and socialization. We meet monthly for dinner, socialization and of course a book discussion. During one of the summer months we do a group relaxation and fun activity such as an overnight spa retreat, a play by an author we've read, just to name a few. We would love to join with another local group for a book discussion.
Contact Gail Adams-Arnold for more information

Open Book Closed Chapter
Columbus
We are a group of ten African American women over 30 who enjoy reading books of all types written by African American authors. Our book club began in 1995 and we recently celebrated our 12th anniversary with a reception that included three guest authors and a book/author promoter. Our mission is not only to read and discuss books. We believe we have a responsibility to make our world a better place. We have done this through donations to a library at a local school, contributions to a homeless shelter, donation to a family who moved to Columbus due to Hurricane Katrina, and other activities. We are not accepting any new members but would love to meet other book clubs in our city.  Denise Reid is our contact and you may reach her at dnsreid@aol.com

Page Turners Book Club
Cleveland

Page Turners Book Club was founded in March 2005. Our purpose is to serve as a discussion group for men and women who enjoy reading. Our meetings are held monthly and we have a wonderful time. For more information regarding the book club, log on to pageturnersbookclub.tripod or email Nicole

Same Page on the Nightstand
Cleveland

SPN is a small bookclub, looking to expand, and is about 15 months old.   Our motto is derived from Edmund Burke's quote.   "To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting"  therefore we meet once a month on Sunday's to discuss books of multiple genres.  Our meetings are always interactive and travel is likely to be involved! If you would like more information please contact: Frances at samepageonthenightstand@ymail.com follow us on facebook or visit our website at www.samepageonthenigtstand.webstarts.com

Sisters Must Utilize Time!!!
Toledo

A group of eight ladies whom also share my passion. This has become more of a woman's empowerment, sisterhood, type of unity, so quickly. It is more than what I could have ever expected! I am excited, and I am looking for women who love, respect, and dedicate themselves to reading. We meet twice a month, depending on everyone's schedule. We take out of town trips to hold our meetings, and we also hold various fundraisers to help with trips, so no one will be left out. We got yo back!!! Women Blessing Women!!

Young Gifted & Black
Cincinnati
Black Urban Young Professionals explore page by page the Covenant with Black America. This book review society will reflect upon a chapter per month beginning with Covenant 1: Healthcare and Well-being. The goal is to encourage responsible decision making, intellectual discussion and healthy living in the black community. The result is a better human race. Contact Ms. Albert for more information at (937) 367-8153 or negraesbonita@yahoo.com.

 

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Sisters Sippin Tea Literary Group
- Tulsa Chapter
Tulsa
Sisters Sippin Tea's Tulsa, Oklahoma chapter was launched on April 16, 2002. Our founding chapter was established in 1992 in Houston, Texas. There are currently over twenty-seven chapters throughout the country, including one chapter in Cairo, Egypt. Each year, our chapters convene for a weekend of literary enjoyment. Each chapter has an opportunity to host our reunion, giving our members a chance to travel to a different city each year. During our annual reunion we are able to renew sisterly friendships while spending time in a relaxed atmosphere in the company of our favorite authors. Our group reads a variety of authors and genres, however our primary focus is to support authors that represent our diverse African-American culture.

The Tulsa's Sistahs consist of ten talented and fabulous women. We are entrepreneurs, poets, storytellers, motivational facilitators, educators, ministers, peacemakers, counselors, cooks, event organizers, fundraisers, philanthropists, authors, editors, and just down to Earth Sistahs who constantly support, love, and spiritually encourage one another.

Our monthly sips are held on the third Saturday of each month. In addition to discussing books, we are devoted to providing an opportunity for people from all walks of life to come together for a common and primary goals reading and promoting literacy. We host literary events that serve this purpose while allowing us to support our community, Our African-American authors, and our various outreach programs.
Sharon Haynes. sisterssippinteatulsa.com

 

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SISTERS OF THE HEART LITERARY SOCIETY
Portland

Sisters of the Heart is a newly formed diverse book club for educated professional women.  We meet once a month to engage in a lively discussion of the selected book of the month while enjoying great food and sisterly bonding! Contact: D.S. Jones 

 

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The AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
Philadelphia

We are a group of 12 women who meet monthly to discuss the book of the month. We give "thumbs up" or "thumbs down." We are approaching our third anniversary, which we will celebrate October 21, with authors Bernadette Connor, Blair Walker, and Patricia Hailey. A grand time is expected by all, especially the winner of our beauty basket! We are also in the process of learning about investing at our meetings, we have accumulated quite a bit of info and had a presentation by a brother from American Express Financial Advisors. If all goes well maybe we can make enough money to go on the literary cruise too. We have a monthly newsletter and our publisher is Judiann Winston. If you contact her she will share the comments with us. Hope to hear from you soon or better still see you at our anniversary celebration.

aPOOO (A Place Of Our Own)
Harrisburg

aPOOO is an on-line Internet group which is by invitation only and primarily composed of AA book reviewers from Amazon.com  who enjoy reading books by and about African Americans.  aPOOO is comprised of approximately 15-20 sistahfriends who meet once a month and discuss a variety of topics ...some of which actually are related to the book itself.   We're an informal group of  fun-loving, book-loving folks who want a place to meet and chat with others about books we are reading, books we want to read, books we have read, and anything else that might have to do with books and we will exchange thoughts about life in general.  We will have a monthly group read, but it is not mandatory.  First and Foremost this Group is Casual, Relaxed and About Having Fun!  We Try Not To Take Ourselves or Life Too Seriously.  Keeping It Real Via
yasmincoleman@yahoo.com.

As The Page Turns
Philadelphia

We are a 15+ member group in the Philadelphia area that reads and reviews African American literature. Our selections are primarily contemporary fiction. We have been together since August of 2001 and have hosted several authors during that time. Contact Nakea Murray, for information or visit our website
www.asthepageturns.com

Black Butterfly Book Club
Mechanicsburg

The Black Butterfly Book Club focuses on books by and about African-Americans as well as other minorities.
This book club is based in Mechanicsburg, PA - a suburb of Harrisburg, PA. Members from the surrounding areas (Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Carlisle, etc.) are certainly encouraged to check us out! Meetings will take place every 6 weeks. The person who hosts one meeting, will facilitate the next. The focus is to have fun while discussing great, interesting, and sometimes challenging literature. Please send any inquiries to dakujobi@msn.com

BUSARA NAYO CLUB
Philadelphia / Southern New Jersey
Busara Nayo Club, serving book lovers in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area, meets monthly to share good food, great books and lively conversations full of diverse outlooks and opinions.  Our meetings are sweet, they're spicy, they're anything but dull!  New members and viewpoints are welcome.
Contact: Orlanda Thompson

Changing Chapters
Philadelphia
Changing Chapters maybe a new Book Club, but we are a very strong group of Black Women. We meet every third Saturday of the month. We are a group of 7 Women, we enjoy meeting and discussing our Book of the Month. We have different opinions about each book we read and it makes for an enjoyable discussion about the book. We have hosted 2 Authors in our short time of being a club and we have been invited to several book releases. We are growing strong and will be looking for new members. For Contact info: Nova Wade

Circle of Friends
Pittsburgh
Circle of Friends, founded in 1994 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a group of African American women who share a love for reading and discussing books. The group meets, by alphabetical rotation, the last Friday of each month at the home of a member. Each member brings a dish, and the hostess supplies dessert and the beverage. So, in addition to good book discussions, there's also good eating. Each member selects a book (by an African American writer) of her choice for discussion, so there is always a nice mix of authors and subjects. Dues are collected ($12) once a year to cover any necessary mailings and for flowers and cards when a member or someone in her immediate family is ill. The group occasionally gets together to attend lectures and related activities and has a yearly anniversary celebration. For the Christmas holidays, the group draws names and exchanges gifts in January (no meeting in November or December). Circle of Friends currently consists of 10 members, its limit. For additional information, contact Vivian.

Club Mimosa Book Club
Harrisburg
Club Mimosa Book Club is a book club of friends who enjoy reading and discussing books by and about African-Americans. We discuss the stories and communicate the issues in ways that may help, encourage and strengthen each other. We read a club selected book every six-weeks and then meet and discuss at a member's home. Each book that is read brings about a vibrant series of discussions. Genres include fiction, nonfiction, romance, and mysteries, just to name a few. Whether attendance is minimum or maximum, we leave with food for thought. We will continue to support our AA authors and pray that they will keep writing and we will keep reading.
tamardi@clubmimosabookclub.com

DEAR SISTERS
Philadelphia
Dear Sisters is comprised of approximately 18 black women who meet on the fourth Friday of every month.  Books are selected on recommendations from the group.  We usually read books written only by black authors.  We read fiction, non-fiction, autobiographies, and poetry.  Someone from the group usually tells the story (for the benefit of those who did not read or finish the book) and then everyone will discuss the book giving our views, opinions and asking questions.  We also discuss news, world events and share what is happening in each other lives.  At the end of each discussion, we dine on a variety of good food.  A good time is had by all.  We have been in existence for approximately 5 years. Contact:  Myra Coleman

Destiny of Purpose Book Club
Philadelphia
Destiny of Purpose Book Club in conjunction with a Birthday Club was formed in March 2005. It's membership is composed of a diverse group of single women from various areas, who's objective is focusing on God's designed plan for becoming women of excellence and purpose. Members gather together on the last Friday of each month at various predetermined Restaurants in Philadelphia (Old City, Center City) & South Jersey area to discuss heart-felt, uplifting inspirational literature for practical application for everyday living. In addition to monthly meetings we host book readings with authors, listen to presentation from prestigious speakers and participate in community-based activities.
Prospective members can register through our website and take advantage of our Destiny of Purpose products, monthly newsletter, live audio, and other dynamic offers. Contact: info@destinyofpurpose.com or bookclub@destinyofpurpose.com

DIVA Discussions
Philadelphia

DIVA (Diverse, Intelligent, Vibrant Angels) Discussions was created to provide a forum for serious, sincere and dedicated women who wish to meet with other positive women to discuss and interpret works of fiction and non-fiction; expand our horizons culturally, spiritually and intellectually; and make time for US and be in the company of our sistahs! We will meet every six weeks on a Sunday afternoon at various locations throughout the city. For more information contact: Candace.

The Eye of Ra Book Club
Philadelphia, PA
This is a literary outlet for men and women in Philadelphia Area. We want this to be fun and something that you won't mind coming back to. We meet approximately once a month at predetermined locations to discuss the book of the month and to decide on the following meeting sites and reading titles. We are all here to express our feelings about a particular topic and this club gives us the means to do so in an adult and courteous fashion. We also host Book Readings with authors to allow them to advertise their works. If you're interested, Please contact Darryl for more information. You can visit our web site at http://www.geocities.com/caramel_mom_98

F.B.I. - Elite
Philadelphia
Club F.B.I.-Elite (For Black Intellects - Elite) is a book club of friends and loyal novel readers, professional in stature and nine members strong, who enjoy regular collaboration of novels penned by African-American authors. Our readings are not limited to any specific author since each writer has their own individual artistic expression. We read fiction, non-fiction, autobiographies as well as attend poetry readings. We meet once a month at in-house gatherings and various restaurants as a change of venue. Since enlightenment is a requirement of our members it is mandatory that we engage in attending book signings, plays, city events and structured cultural events. Our membership is by invitation only and includes serious, dedicated readers. All members must be capable of participating in a serious discussion of the selected monthly reading. We enjoy fellowship and the opportunity of self-expression. For more information contact: zeebut@msn.com

The Philly African American Book CLub
The Philly African American Club meets bi monthly the last Sunday of the month.
We meet at local restaurants. Every member of the group gets a chance to pick a book and facilitate a meeting.  Our club was formed in  March 2003. We have a membership of  15  people.   We gather to discuss and enlighten readers to books written by African American authors. For more information contact Lisa MaRie
Webpage:http://hometown.aol.com/heycamry98/myhomepage/club.html

My Sisters & Me (Book & Cook Club)
Harrisburg
Our book club is comprised of 5 members and is based on the name in brackets - we meet once a month at the host house (the member who made the book selection for that month) - a meal is chosen based on the setting of the book or a meal represented within the book - so our meetings and our meals are very diverse. Contact: Doris

Relatives Reading
Philadelphia / Southern New Jersey
Relatives Reading is a unique family book club whose members include both male and female; ranging in age from new school teens to wise family elders.  We meet quarterly, to discuss African-American literature both classic and contemporary.  Our only membership requirement is to read the book and bring the dish you're famous for. Contact relativesreading@comcast.net

Sistah's Journey Book Club
Philadelphia
Sistah's Journey was formed in the fall of 2002.  We are a book club made of diverse African-American women (10-12 people), who meet on the third Sunday of each month.  We get together, each meeting being hosted by a different person, to discuss fiction and non-fiction reading.  It is a great coming together of intelligent women, eating, laughing and discussing books.  We invite local authors to visit and discuss their books.  For more information contact: Karla at butter713@aol.com.

SISTER CIRCLE BOOK CLUB - Chapter IV
Philadelphia
This chapter of Sister Circle Book Club was formed in August 1998 to allow African-Americans the dynamic opportunity to discuss books, develop friendships, and have fun. To find out more about Sister Circle, check out our web site at www.sistercirclebookclub.org. Contact Evette Thomas

SISTERHOOD OF LITERATES
Philadelphia
Our group initially started in 1994 with two dedicated readers.  It eventually expanded to twelve readers by 1999.  During the latter part of 1999 we revamped.  One of the original founders rejoined and we changed our name.   Since our "new birth" we have forged forward full force.  Currently we are a group of nine.  Our capacity membership is twelve. Membership is by invitation.  Only serious and dedicated readers need to inquire about membership.   We meet on the last Sunday of each month for a round table discussion. Monthly meetings are hosted at a members home or a place of their choice.  Our conversations are often spirited and lively.  There is rarely a dull moment.  Our reading selection is usually chosen from an author of color. We read fiction as well as nonfiction.  For information contact Lynn at 215 471-8044.

SISTERS UNITED IN VERSE
Lancaster
We were founded in 1993 by my blood sister Donna Sheffield.  She started the club as a way to boost my moral after surviving breast cancer.  We have be going strong every since.  We only read African American authors.  We have 25 members and a waiting list of about that same number.  We get together once a month and read in Lancaster Pa.  We have had the privilege of having authors at our meetings.  Diane McKinney-Whetstone, Author of "Tempest Rising" and "Tumbling", Shirley Hailstock author of several arabesque romance novels the latest being "Opposites Attract", Camika Spencer author "When All Hell Breaks Loose", Dawn Turner-Trice author of "Only Twice I've Wished For Heaven" and most currently we have had Shandra Hill author of "Actions Speak Louder".
As you can see we are serious about our reading.  We pride ourselves as a group of diverse, beautiful African American women who like to step in the shoes of others while being able to leave them at the door when the journey is done. For more information please contact Brenda M. Days

STROUDSBURG WOMEN OF COLOR BOOK CLUB
Stroudsburg
Book club for African American women living in the Stroudsburg area of PA. Concentration is in the area of urban fiction and non-fiction by African American Authors. Contact Naomi White-Lawrence

SUNDAY SISTERS LITERARY SOCIETY
Philadelphia
We are a group of sassy and successful women in the Philly area who meet monthly on the 2nd Sunday. Our discussions are led by a facilitator and often include visiting authors. For more information contact: Lydia Allen-Berry


 

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Black Sistahs United Book Club (B.S.U.)
Lancaster

Black Sistahs United was founded March 2002 by Ms. Titorya T. Stover, a sistah with change on her mind and an excitement in her heart to widen literacy. In these days exploring the pages of books are becoming rare, but we of B.S.U. believe that "with one black sistah plus another we are united to widen literacy among our own, to eliminate negative stereotypes against us and to place a positive impact on the society as a whole." Contact: Titoryagodschild@Netscape.net

Ebony Elite
Spartanburg
A Book Club is an organization operating exclusively to promote the unity of the black race, encourage personal growth, and provide a meaningful and a worthwhile social experience.  The club was formed in August 2001 in Spartanburg, South Carolina out of the desire to enrich knowledge, power, and fellowship with a group of professional women and men.  The club consist of ten elite African American women who come together once a month to discuss a previous selected novel.  For more information feel free to contact us at ebonyelite00@hotmail.com.

ELEUTHERA BOOK CLUB
Columbia
Founded in August 1999, Eleuthera means Freedom. Yes, we have the "Freedom to Read."  We are presently made up of about ten members. Hopefully to grow to at least twenty members. We meet every third Thursday of each month at 7:00PM. We rotate to different sites around town. We will be reading and discussing a variety of African American Books. Getting together socializing and having fun. Our aim and goal is to be productive in our community and to enlighten our people, especially our children to read. Contact persons: cdyr@aol.com or Taviaz@aol.com

The "No Name" Book Club 
Charleston
The "No Name" Book Club of Charleston began in 1999.  It was established by a
group of co-workers who all enjoyed reading African-American Fiction.  This
African American reader's club maintains a membership of 7-10 women.  We meet once a month on a Saturday at a local restaurant.  For more information contact Flashette.

Positive Readers
Columbia
Positive Readers is a book club whose focus is on literature, popular fiction, horror, science fiction, self-help and other genres. We have various interests and like to discover books that address and excite those interests. We think of reading as a lifestyle choice rather than just a hobby. Contact: Taviaz Julious

Rare Essence Book Club 
Aiken

Founded in 1999 by Leza Roberson, the mission of Rare Essence Book Club is to bring together men and women to enhance the readership of African-American literature, foster a lively and intelligent discussion in a welcoming, pleasurable and sociable environment. Our objectives are to: 1) gain some literary value, new ideals and interpretations from books we discuss; 2) expand intellectual horizons through exploring a genre of books; and 3) examine human motivation by reading about how others respond to external and internal circumstances. Generally, 6-10 members are in attendance, and we strive to meet at least 4-6 times per year. Dates are flexible; however, discussions are held on weekends during afternoon hours. For additional information, please email Leza Roberson


Reading By The Branch Book Club
Greenville
We are group of avid Christian African American women readers that get together once a month, (usually on 4th Sundays @5:00) to embrace the concept of sistahood within our group. We try to provide an avenue for us to come together for a common and primary goal, READING good ole fictions. We discuss the stories and communicate the issues in ways that may help encourage and strengthen each other. Our purpose is sistahs coming together to chat, listen, reflect, laugh, and yes we eat. We have a dance and an author to join discussion and sign books once or twice a year, we donate to different non profit organization. I f you are looking for a book club to join and enjoy having a fun, laughing a lot, then contact me, DENISE.

Columbia
Description: SistahFriend is a book club for all women who share a love and respect for African-American Literature. Our goal is to support African-American authors and promote their literature in the community. Both online and with a site club in Columbia, SC, our members are made up of readers, but we are also reaching out to writers and other literary professionals. Online, we engage in author chats, book reviews, online book discussions, contests, business networking for women, sister chat, and much more! On site, we not only discuss books, but we become them, literally. Visit our website at www.SistahFriend.com. Contact: admin@sistahfriend.com

SistahFriend Book Club
South Carolina (Columbia-headquarters), North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Louisiana
Description: The SistahFriend Book Club is a live and online reading and networking group for women that focuses on reading and discussing books by or about African-Americans and promoting unity through women empowerment and fellowship. Members meet once a month to discuss literary works and issues relevant to women. Group features include: monthly retreats, a summer sister getaway, book reviews by the Pink Reviewers, video author interviews, online literary features and contests, author and reader online chats, and web forums where both readers and writers stay connected. The group also publishes an online ezine to highlight authors and women leaders in the community. Currently, the SFBC has seven branches in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Louisiana. Our motto: Promoting Literacy and Empowerment in a Women's Forum. Contact: info@sistahfriend.com

Sistah's Unlimited Book Club
Columbia
Sistah's Unlimited Book Club was established in the Spring of 2002. We meet once a month and each member graciously opens their home and heart for our literary discussion. We currently have 10 active African American women with diverse personalities who have a heart for reading, for being service oriented and who love one another. We have a junior girls book club that range from ages 10 to 15. We sponsor them during the summer, on their birthdays and at Christmas. We have hosted such authors as Travis Hunter, Cheris Hodges and Electa Rome Parks for book signings and book discussions. We are not just limited to reading. We can be contacted by sending an email to yscuttino10@yahoo.com.

Women Empowered By Books (WEBB) Book Club
St. Helena Island

WEBB Book Club of St. Helena Island, South Carolina began in May 2005. It was established by a group of friends who were discussing and exchanging books while at their favorite beauty salon. We are a diverse group of African American women who enjoys reading and bonding spiritually. We meet once a month on a Saturday. For more information, please email at webbbookclub@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.tiptopwebsite.com/webb.

 

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BROTHERS UNITED / BOOKS BROTHERS

Nashville
Mission Statement:  Literary discussions that promote education, understanding, unity among Gay Men of Color in Nashville TN. Formed in September of 1997, this premier Black Gays Mens group is open to all books and members with an open mind.

Contact Coordinator Dwayne Jenkins at Nashville CARES 1-800-845-4266 ext. # 169 or Booksbros@aol.com

Circle of Friends Book Club VII
Memphis

Circle of Friends Book Club VII was designed to enhance and enrich knowledge and reading powers as well as encourage each member through fellowship.  COF VII is an off-spring of the Circle of Friends Book Club in Atlanta, Georgia which started in 1997.  As a result, nine chapters have been formed across the United States.  COF VII is open to positive sisters in search of a reading group that strive to make a difference within the African American community.  Each month, a book is selected (collectively).  COF VII meets once a month for regular meeting which includes, book discussions, games, fun and fellowship.  For additional information, please contact Dorothy Pettis

Distinct Ladies Book Club
Memphis
The Distinct Ladies and Gentlemen is a local book club here in Memphis, Tn. We started in Oct of 2006. Our organization consists of Women and Men from different professional fields, which share the yearning to develop spiritually, mentally and socially through writings of all genres. The club meets the 3rd Sunday of every month at 4:00p.m. The meetings are held in members homes or wherever the hostess of the month chooses to have them. We also have family outings and attend book signings and plays together. For more information contact distinctladiesandgents@yahoo.com or http://distinctladiesandgen.tripod.com/.

E.N.N.K.
Memphis
The Enriching Nostalgic Notation & Knowledge Literary Group, aka ENNK, focuses on reading, writing, and discussing books primarily by African-American Authors.  Our groups (comprised of men and women, both online and off) are not only book clubs, but resources to readers, writers, and literary enthusiasts; thus our founder's motto of "Reading to strengthen, understand and celebrate our people."  If you are an avid book reader and would like to join ENNK, please email us at info@ennk.org.  We not only meet once a month to discuss our “book of the month,” but also enjoy networking, fun conversations about current events, and just having a good time.  We also have a discussion board with topics including General Discussion, Music, News, Movies and Television, Writing, Reading, and Relationships and Advice at www.ennk.org/forum.

Nashville
Ebony Pages Book Club was founded in January 2003, in Nashville, TN.  There were eight founding members that had a love for reading African American Authors.  Since that time we have lost founding members and added new faces. Our book club consist of nine women from different professional fields and backgrounds. We are currently recruiting members so if you would like more information  please send an email to Sistahs@EPBC.Info.
 
Our mission is to to increase our appreciation of African American literature while building life long relationships.  We also have a passion to give back to the community through financial giving and service.  We meet on the third Friday of each month at 7:30pm except (July and December). 
Checkout our website at WWW.EPBC.INFO and sign our guest book.

Fade 2 Black African American Book Club
Nashville

My name is Kimberly Clark and I am excited about starting my own book club in Nashville. We plan to have a membership of no more than 20 African American Women (men are welcomed as well). We will meet once a month for two hours in a fun social setting to discuss books by African American authors. We will also plan fun events like trips to the spa, girls night out, and barbecues. Each month we will have a hostess. The meeting will be at the hostess's home or other designated place of her choosing (park, reception center, restaurant etc....). Books will be chosen by the group. We discuss our book-of-the month, contemporary issues, network and fellowship. Contact us at fade2blackbookclub@hotmail.com

FRIENDS LOVING ALL VARIETIES OF READING (FLAVOR) BOOK CLUB
Memphis

Located in Memphis, FLAVOR was founded in February 2009. Our group consists of ten African-American women from similar and different backgrounds who enjoy reading. We meet on the fourth Saturday of each month with our monthly moderator leading the literary discussion. We encourage differing opinions and leave each meeting with a greater understanding of the book as well as each other. Please visit us on the web at
www.ladiesofflavor.com.

MSBC (Memphis Sierra Book Club)
Memphis
MSBC was founded by Mr. M.A. Winn on January 24, 1998 with the goal of spurring progressive independent thought through reflective and insightful dialogue.  Our membership roster currently boasts 30 active members.  We meet once a month for stimulating, intellectual and thought provoking conversation. Our meeting places vary from local eateries, bookstores and personal in-home sessions hosted by members.  Each monthly reads are selected by our book analysts who are responsible for previewing books.   We do this to keep a consistent level of quality in the books that we select. We rate our host location and the book for each month on our website.  We are more than a social book club, we strive to be positive examples of African Americans in our communities.  We do sponsor outside events for our club.  We attend book signings, plays, city events and other cultural outings that encourage enlightenment.   Our goal is to become a more visual part of the African American community in promoting LITERACY and EDUCATION. For information about membership, you can access our website or contact our founder. M.A WINN (mwinn@ixlmemphis.com ) WEBSITE ADDRESS: www.geocities.com/WallStreet/Floor/7129

NEFERTITI LITERARY GUILD
Memphis
Nefertiti Literary Guild was formed in 1992 to read and promote the reading of books by African-American authors.   Our selections have run the gamut, fiction, non-fiction, historical, self-help, etc.  We have hosted meetings with authors Vernice Berry and Anfra Boyd.  We meet on the first Friday at 6:30 PM at a coffee shop owned by an African American sistah. Periodically we have meetings at members' homes.  We are not just club members we have truly developed into sistahs.  We attend other events together - brunch, plays, concerts, art gallery showings, and walk-a-thons. In 2000 we went to the Essence Festival, attended the African-American Book Club Summit, and had our annual retreat on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  We have 13 members and the atmosphere is very casual and unstructured. 

R.A.R.E.
Memphis
Established in September 1997, we are a group of strong Black African American women that get together every 6 weeks to discuss a book authored by an African American.  The opportunity for us to gather, discuss, laugh, eat, drink and enjoy a wonderful experience amoung one another is something we all look forward to.  We have a rotation, with the hostess choosing the book for us to read.  Membership is by invitation only.  The group will not exceed a membership of ten.  We've attended plays, book signings and movies scripted from books.  We've given a reception for Kimberla Lawson Roby and plan on more receptions, outings and travel  in our future.   A newsletter is published to the members 3 times between each meeting to recap the discussion, keep us abreast of visiting authors, member information, book reviews and anything pertinent to R.A.R.E.!
We welcome any networking from other area book clubs. Contact Salena for additional information.

RAWSISTAZ Book Club
Memphis
We are a discussion and announcement group for the members of the Memphis chapter of the RAWSISTAZ Book Club.  This group is for women who love to read and/or write. It is our hopes that we can share great AA novels, stories, poems, etc. In addition, we will be discussing writing tips, critiques, and/or reviews.

We meet once a month in a location to be named by the hostess; discussing the Book-Of-The-Month which is usually determined by the hostess, or a poll given by the hostess for the members of the club.

We host authors, bond with other local book clubs, and host literary events annually.  If you reside in the Memphis area and would love to meet and discuss our African American authors, please join us.  We'd love to share literary experiences with you.
To join us, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Memphis-RAW, or visit http://www.rawsistaz.com for more information

Sistah’s Keeping It Read of Tn (S.K.I.R.T.)
Nashville
Sistah’s Keeping It Read of TN (S.K.I.R.T.) was founded in March of 2004, we currently are a group of approximately 14 intelligent, diverse, African American women based in the (Metropolitan) Nashville area who share a common love of reading. We enjoy supporting the works of African American authors who challenge our perceptions and make us question their views. Members rotate hosting duties on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 2PM (except December) to critique the chosen book, share life experiences and discuss current events while we eat. We have invited local authors to share in our discussions and enjoy outings to the movies, dinner or plays. Our mission is to offer members an opportunity to enrich and expand their minds through the written word while providing an outlet to build meaningful friendships. If you would like more information please email us at SistahsKeepingItRead@yahoo.com

SistahFriend Book Club
South Carolina (Columbia-headquarters), North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Louisiana
The SistahFriend Book Club is a live and online reading and networking group for women that focuses on reading and discussing books by or about African-Americans and promoting unity through women empowerment and fellowship. Members meet once a month to discuss literary works and issues relevant to women. Group features include: monthly retreats, a summer sister getaway, book reviews by the Pink Reviewers, video author interviews, online literary features and contests, author and reader online chats, and web forums where both readers and writers stay connected. The group also publishes an online ezine to highlight authors and women leaders in the community. Currently, the SFBC has seven branches in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Louisiana. Our motto: Promoting Literacy and Empowerment in a Women's Forum. Contact: info@sistahfriend.com

The Sophisitcated Souls of Learning Book Club
Memphis

We are a group of ten African American women who all share a love of reading. We read books by some of our favorite authors. We meet every third Saturday of the month at different members homes and restaurants. (Men are welcomed) For more information visit our website at http://sophisticatedsouls.tripod.com/ or e-mail us at
ssolbc@yahoo.com

TIES THAT BIND BOOK CLUB
MURFREESBORO
We are a new book club in Murfreesboro, Tennessee who primarily patronizes African American authors.  We currently have ten members who come together every six weeks to share our views on the chosen reading selection for that particular meeting. For more information contact: Princessl59@aol.com.  

Women of Color Book Club
Clarksville
The Women of Color Book Club was established in May, 1999. The book club is made up of African-American women who come together for fellowship and to exchange information about a variety of books written by African-American authors. The book club meets once a month usually on Saturdays. For more information please contact Patricia.

Women of Color Book club
Nashville

Women of Color Book club is based in Nashville, TN and was created in 2001. Our club originated from a conversation between friends and it was suggested that we start a book club and involved our friends that enjoy reading as well. We are a group of women of share a love of reading and support novels by African-Americans. Our group consists of 8 women from diverse background. We met once a month to do what we do best, fellowship, inspire, cry, and talk about the characters in depth. We may be contacted at wocbc@yahoo.com or alice_coleman@dell.com


 

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A NOVEL IDEA
Houston
Started in May 1998 with about 20-25 members. About 4 of us decided that we all had various circles of friends who had never met, but had the 4 of us in common.  We got together, each inviting several buddies and began meeting at each other's homes, or restaurants. While certainly not criteria, each of us maintain professional careers, have families, and are avid readers.  We enjoy reading the obscure stuff from all sorts of authors. As Texans, our book club is centered around not only the monthly selection, but the FOOD!  The hostess for a particular meeting serves as discussion leader as well. We're Texans--menus are everything.  We range in ages 27-38. Come join us in Houston, and bring your appetite!
Contact: Karen Whitaker or 713-664-0276.

A PEACE OF MIND BOOK CLUB
Dallas

A Peace of Mind Book Club is a new club in Dallas, Texas, with only 3 members so far, but newcomers are welcomed. Most of us are parents who do so much with and for our families, we just need some peace!  Thus, our name.  However, being a parent is not a criteria. We are designed for all readers who are interested in discussing and interpreting books and how they relate to everyday life. Social activities include sponsoring author appearances, a spa day, an annual anniversary celebration and a holiday gathering.  Our community activities consists of assisting the Sickle Cell Association of Dallas in fostering the growth of awareness and education of the sickle cell disease, through our various contributions.  We meet the 2nd Friday of each month, January thru November. Interested persons should contact apeaceofmindbc@yahoo.com.

AAMBC
San Antonio

We are a online nationally based book club with five chapters in North Carolina, Massachusetts, Texas, and New Jersey. We promote authors on a national level, and host a Radio Show on Blog Talk Radio. We have 5/ monthly dues, and a national Street Team. Anyone can join for the national book club or make a local chapter. Our website is www.aambookclub.com, www.blogtalkradio.com/aambc, and we can be emailed at aambookclub@yahoo.com

AFRO THOUGHTS BOOK CLUB
Mesquite
Afro Thoughts Book Club is a newly established book club.  Started by one member just recommending books to others at work.  We read a variety of books by African American authors.  For more information email:  jmd4810@dcccd.edu

AFTERTHOUGHTS BOOK CLUB
Afterthoughts Book Club was started January 1999 in Houston, Texas.  It's members consist of African American women from all walks of life who meet once a month to share their love of books. The name was selected because of what happens after you read a moving story. You have thoughts about it, those thoughts form opinions which lead to lively discussions. For more information about Afterthoughts please send you e-mail to: afterthoughts_bookclub@hotmail.com

B-SURE Brothers and Sisters United for Reading Enjoyment   
Dallas 
Interested in discussing some of today's most popular books and authors?  Then we are the club for you. Our club consists of 11 men and women who get together for fun, food, and fellowship. We gladly welcome new members.  We meet every 6 weeks at various destinations within the metroplex. We read a variety of authors, mostly Black American, from Walter Mosley to Kimberla Lawson Roby.  Drama to murder. Our main goal is to provide a forum for thought provoking discussions for other book lovers like ourselves. For more information, please email us at b_s_u_r_e@yahoo.com. We will be more than happy to answer any questions.

Between Friends Literary Group
Dallas
The Between Friends Literary Group was established in August 1999, by three close friends in Dallas, Texas. BFLG's mission is to bring together an exclusive group of devoted readers to connect and build a network of friends through literacy, social events and community awareness. Our meetings are held the last Saturday of each month. Holidays are an exception. To become a member, we require that you have a fondness for reading, be open minded to new ideas, respect others opinion, and participate in the monthly meetings. Contact: bflg@betweenfriendsonline.com Visit us online at: http://betweenfriendsonline.com

BETWEEN SISTAHS
N
orth Dallas
A women and men club with members from across the metroplex, we meet the last Thursday of each month at 6:45pm. We discuss books by African American authors. Our discussion is centered on how each member relates to certain events in the reading. Our book club is fairly young ranging in ages of 23-35. We are trying to recruit some brothers. So men if you dare to join us you are more than welcomed. We need a male's perspective on our reading material.

BEYOND WORDS BOOK CLUB
Houston
A book club and community service organization located in Houston, Texas, we host an annual book drive and donate the books received to community centers and hospitals.  To promote an interest in reading, the Public Library systems assists us with book reading contests for elementary aged school children and reward then with gift certificates to bookstores and tickets to local amusement parks.  Meetings are held the fourth Saturday of each month from 1:00pm-3:00pm.  Anyone interested should e-mail us at beyondwordsbookclub@hotmail.com.

THE BLACKS-N-BLUE BOOK CLUB 
Tyler

Our club consist of four co-workers in Law Enforcement who enjoy reading and having literary discussions on various topics.  We are a newly formulated organization with membership available to those outside the "blue line".  For more information contact DJ.

BLACK PEARLS LITERARY GROUP
Bryan
We are a literary group comprised of 8 African American women, committed to enhancing and awakening the world of reading for our community through supporting African American authors.
 We meet every 2nd Saturday from 1pm - 3pm at choice of hostess.
 $10/mo for dues. This money is used to donate to a charity or for a charitable event at the end of the year. Anyone interested can contact Rena Douglass, 979/219-3252

Brownstone Book Club
Houston
Brownstone was introduced into the world of literature in April, 2003. We are a group of African-American women who enjoy to share our thoughts on what we have read, and also to bond in a sistah hood that can't be broken. Meetings are held on a monthly basis and the location of the meeting is up to the hostess of the month, there is always good eating involved when attending one of our meetings. In order to be a member of Brownstone you must love reading and sharing what you have learned. Get along well with other people, and believe in having all the fun that there is to offer. Opinions is greatly appreciated in our club. We have open enrollment from April until October of each year, our membership goal is 20. We are proud to say that we have 11 members strong. We are group that combines "Ethnicity and Strength". For more details on Brownstone please contact us at: brownstonebookclub@yahoo.com. Site www.brownstonebookclub.com

THE CIRCLE OF ESSENCE BOOK CLUB
Galveston
Founded in June, 1999.  This new literary organization engages in purposeful, fun, and entertaining discussions of literature written by and for African-Americans. The book club provides neutral ground upon which frustrations, joys, triumphs, and sorrows can be shared.  Social events and community activities are also discussed and planned at the monthly meetings.  Current membership is six and newcomers are welcomed!   Interested persons should contact Yoni Benson.

CONVERSATIONS
Houston
Conversations is based in Houston, TX.  The organization was created by Chana Traylor and BR Burns in the Fall of 1998, our motto is "After It's All READ and Done...".  Our membership has grown to well over 50 people - with an active enrollment of 25.  Our mission is to bridge the gap of communication between brothers and sisters, which creates a dynamic atmosphere of dialogue.  Monthly we meet at members homes or local minority owned restaurants.  In a relaxed and care free environment we eat, drink and engage in creative exercises that spark great conversations.  Our hallmark exercise, is "Role Play" - this prompts members to pair off in groups and reenact a scene in the story, as they would have wrote or envisioned it.  As you can imagine, this exercise leaves us laughing and talking for hours!

The age range of our members is 23 - 35, which consists of a diverse group of professionals.  We explore readings of all genres - from fiction, mystery to science fiction.  Many of our members participate in literary functions throughout the Houston metroplex such as:  poetry readings, writing seminars and mentoring programs for future writers.  Our group also focuses on supporting up and coming authors.  We've had the pleasure of providing Technical and Creative Services for several local authors.   Authors are invited to our meetings and we engage in healthy dialogue, giving them an opportunity to give their perspective of their work, while giving technical and creative advice.  If this sounds like a group for you or you would like more information - please send an email to conversationsthebookclub@hotmail.com.

Cover2Cover Book Club
Houston
We are a group of avid readers both male and female, who meet on a monthly basis in the Houston, Texas area, to read, share, reflect, strengthen, uplift, understand, empower and encourage one another. We select books mostly from African-American authors to discuss on a monthly basis. We have had several authors participate in our lively book club discussion. Interested in joining? Please contact Tannie or www.Cover2Coverbookclub.com

Divas Read 2
Dallas
Divas Read 2 consists of African American women who are Daring, Innovative, Vibrant, Assertive and Successful. We get together to Read, Relax and Rejoice. We are a seasonal book club that meets from October thru March. The group was organized in September 2002. For more info email: divasread@yahoo.com or visit us at
http://www.divasread2.com

Ebony Dimensions Women's Literary Review Club, Inc.
Dallas-Fort Worth
The ladies of Ebony Dimensions (EboD) is composed of women of color joining together to exercise the mind through intellect and spirituality; while experiencing the unknown challenges of African American Authors. With a membership of 30 plus professional women we are committed to the development and awareness of the importance of literacy in our communities. We are indeed determined to take the world of literature through various dimensions as we seek to accomplish our mission; (1) Assault On Iliteracy, (2) Mentorship, (3) Women Empowerment and (4) Networking and Community Involvement. In addition to our monthly book reviews, we partake in sponsoring and attending various community, social and professional events! Welcome to the "EboD Experience!" Contact: Visit www.ebonydimensions.com or Kimberly

Essence Book Club
Los Angeles
Essence bookclub was established in 1997 by Diana Glasgow and currently has 12 members. We meet once a month on Friday evening for good food, conversation and sisterly love. We enjoy an annual weekend getaway to a chosen spa and also partake in various charitable contributions throughout the year. This is an all female bookclub which opens the forum to the gentlemen once a year for a thought provoking evening of discussion for the chosen book. If you are interested in joining the bookclub or would like to plan a combined meeting with your existing bookclub, please contact Diana.

THE ESSENCE OF READING BOOK CLUB
The Essence of Reading Book Club of  Houston, Texas was organized in September, 1997.  We are a diverse and dynamic group of women, who love to read.  Our main focus is to support African American authors and their publishers by purchasing their books and providing an open forum to discuss and share our views and opinions on the content of the books. Our membership is open and we welcome new members.  Meetings are held every other month on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 12 o'clock noon.  The host for the month has the choice of hosting the meeting at her residence or any place of her choice. For additional information, contact Betty Neely.

THE ESSENCE OF READING BOOK CLUB
Austin

We are an extention of the Houston group. We read and discuss books written primarily by African-American authors. We meet every 3rd Saturday of the month at 12 noon. We presently had 8 members and are closed for new membership at this time. Contact person: Elna F. Andrews

Folktales' Black Women's Literary Society
Austin
Folktales' Black Women's Literary Society has been meeting in Austin, Texas since 1993. We meet the 3rd Friday of each month from February - November primarily at the George Washington Carver Museum. We are a group of Black women reading African America authors. For more information - including a list of the books we've read (and we would like to see your list for ideas for our reading) please contact us at folktaleslitsociety@hotmail.com

THE GOOD BOOK CLUB
Clear Lake Area (suburb of Houston)
A reading group of men and women in the Clear Lake Area (suburb of Houston, TX). The club meets once a month (usually the last Saturday) and welcomes new members in Houston or on the World Wide Web.
Contact: Pamela Walker-Williams

IT'S ALL ABOUT ME BOOK CLUB
Founded in August of 1998.  This group of professional men and women meets once a month to take part in delighting and enriching conversation about mainstream as well as classic African American literature.  Members are welcome to share their thoughts and opinions on the month’s reading selection.  Our other activities include sponsoring author appearances and participating in various noteworthy literary causes.  For more information please contact Cassandra London, aboutme@ev1.net

JUS' SISTAHS BOOK CLUB
Dallas
The Jus' Sistahs Book Club of Dallas meets on the last Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the North Dallas area. We meet "Together in the Spirit of Sisterhood" with books being the reason for our gathering as a group and to encourage the writings of authors of African descent. We meet during the months of January through October of each year. 
Our book club provides the following benefits:

  • A casual exchange of thoughts & ideas among Sistahs.
  • An academic enrichment and thought provoking discussion in a relaxed, loosely structured and fun filled environment.
  • A friendly forum for discussing important issues.
  • A motivating factor to read 10 books a year.
  • A relatively inexpensive hobby.
  • Plus, reading can be emotionally freeing

Questions or concerns, please contact Ruth Ferguson.

Kismet
Houston
Currently we meet at the different homes of our 11 members on the third Sunday of the month, (no meetings June & July) discussing African American fiction.  We enjoy hosting different authors that visit our city, authors have joined us for our monthly discussion of their book.  Dues are fifty dollars a year, which is used for one evening of fun and towards the Birthday Club.  A published newsletter is distributed monthly to keep the members informed of book signings and special events.  Contact Shelley

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT (LTAI)...
Houston

And talk we do...  This book club, which was founded in October 2000, consists of about 15 African American women who are avid readers, and love a good discussion.  Our meetings are held on the 4th Sunday of each month (unless rescheduled due to a Holiday) usually at the home of the hostess of the month.  With the diverse and colorful personalities of the members, one can ALWAYS expect a lively book discussion, and an even more engaging "after the book" club discussion.  Just to mix it up a bit, this club plans an outing every quarter that takes us beyond the living rooms of the various members and out into the city to experience camaraderie and friendship at its best.  If you are interested in membership or would like to find out more information about LTAI contact us at: lets_talk_books@yahoo.com

MAHOGONY
Houston
Mahogany book consists of four women who have been friends for more than ten years. They enjoy reading most any type of books. They meet once a month to discuss books, children and life in general. Contact Kendall for more information.

MAHOGONY MINDS BOOK CLUB
Houston
Mahogany Minds began as a sisterhood striving to be strong, spiritual, supportive and successful movers and shakers of our society.  Three strong women (Kwanza Moses, La Torshia Diggles, and Corey DeDeaux) organized Mahogany Minds in September of 1998, with a common goal... To expand the minds of African American men and women through reading, discussion, and sharing life experiences.  During our existence, we have a membership of twenty sisters and brothers of all walks of life.   Our activities include; attending monthly meetings, participating in various community and church activities, and celebrating our anniversaries and holiday party.
In October of 1999 Mahogany Minds organized the 1st Annual Gathering of "Literary Minds" gala; held at the Four Seasons Hotel.  This event included the coming together of various book clubs, authors, vendors and community activist.
We extend an invitation for membership to everyone and we stress our philosophy of "Coming together is a Beginning...Staying together is Progress...Working together is Success"
Contact: mahoganyminds@ev1.net

Mahogany Mindz
Dallas

Mahogany Mindz is a new online book club based in Dallas, TX that focuses on African American Literature. We are currently looking for members that are interested in sharing our passion for reading. Our purpose is to provide information on all of your favorite literary authors and offer readers a forum where they may express their thoughts with others. Our reading group is relatively small, and due to conflicting schedules we find that it is easier to hold discussions on-line. We enjoy reading a variety of books and some of our past selections include Up to No Good by Carl Weber and The Hoodwives series by Meesha Mink and De’Nesha Diamond. If you feel that this type of book club is for you, please feel free to view our website
http://www.mahoganymindz.com/ for more information and to leave a comment. Or you may contact us by email to info@mahoganymindz.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Mahogany Souls Book Club
Houston

In July 2003, Mahogany
Souls Book Club was born. Dedicated to reading fiction and non fiction books by African American authors, Mahogany Souls was established so that young professionals could come together to enjoy and discuss these books as they relate to our every day life. Living by the motto Reading for the mind, body and Soul, the members have dedicated time, effort, and love to making this club an everlasting one. We meet once a month with a different host or hostess which is selected at the previous meeting and our book selection process is extremely democratic. So if you love reading, exciting discussions, food, conversation and sometimes heated debates, check out our website at
http://www.mahoganysouls.org or email us at mahoganysouls_bookclub@yahoo.com. We hope to see you at our next meeting.

Mixed Minds Book Club
Houston
Mixed Minds Book clubs of Houston, TX was born January 2002, our mission is to open our minds to new experiences visually, emotionally. physically, and spiritually.  We are a dynamic group of women, who love to read.  Our main focus is to support African American authors and their publishers by purchasing their books and providing an open forum to discuss and share our views and opinions on the content of the books.  We meet once a month at one of our members homes where the host has a great meal is prepared for us to enjoy.   Just to mix it up a bit, this club plans an outing every three months that takes us beyond the living rooms of the various members and out into the city to experience camaraderie and friendship, we also volunteer in our community. If you a located in the Houston. TX area and would like to join our club please contact Denise @713-728-1830. We are more then a reading book club we are sisters. We're led by the spirit and guidance of God.

On Another Level Book Club
Dallas
On Another Level Book Club is a women's book club located in Dallas, TX. We meet the third Friday of every month at various locations throughout the metroplex.

We read a variety of books and our discussions are usually very intriguing and have a widespread view on many levels.

If you would like more information about our bookclub email us at: onanotherlevelbc@sbcglobal.net

PHENOMENAL WOMEN BOOK CLUB
Houston
The Phenomenal Women Book Club was founded September '98 by Felecia Smith in Houston Texas. This Club consists of 15 members. We are more than a reading book club, we are sisters. We discuss the selected book the last Saturday of the month. Our club provides a fun and stimulating environment. We socialize and discuss novels with an intellectual purpose. We share a sisterhood of spiritual and emotional enhancement.

We encourage our members to be productive by electing them to perform various committee duties, as well as attend monthly meetings. We're a group of caring sisters eager to be productive in social events and charities in our community. We look forward to socializing, praying, and crying together. To join we require that you have a love for reading and the desire to have FUN.
Contact us by email Felecia Smith

REFLECTIONS BOOK CLUB
Waco
We are a newly founded book club (July 2000) in Waco, Texas consisting of a group of professional African American women. Our group meets once a month for stimulating conversations, inspirational messages, and fellowship. This group focuses on some of today's up and coming African American authors such as: asha bandele, J. California Cooper, Rosalyn McMillian, and Franklin White just to name a few. We are a small group, but eager to grow. "Anticipate the good so that you may enjoy it." For questions concerning our club contact Tina Daniel.

ROUND THE TABLE BOOK CLUB
Dallas
Located in Dallas, TX.  They are beginning their second year of existence and what a great year it has been.  Round the Table are women joined together to exchange thoughts and engage in stimulating dialogue over a few good books with an African American focus. For more information contact Georgie.

S.I.L.K (Sisters Increasing Literary Knowledge)
Houston
This club is aimed at satisfying that feeling you get when you've just read a GOOD book and want to talk about it intelligently with someone and there's no one to discuss it with. Dorothea Murrell and Rosalynd Lister founded it July 30, 2003 with the following hopes in mind:
1. Have fun and good fellowship without stressing over family and work.
2. To broaden our horizon by reading different genres of books.
3. To have intelligent, stimulating discussions about the books we chose to read
4. To meet new people and possibly form friendships.
For more information visit www.geocities.com/silkbc2003

THE SISTAH CIRCLE BOOK CLUB
A group of African American sistahs exploring various genre of African American literature. We read both mainstream and self-published authors. We have clubs in Houston, Dallas, and online. We meet every third Friday or Saturday for monthly discussion which may be author-lead. Through reading, we promote our motto of "sistahood"...networking, bonding and fellowshipping. For more information email: Lisa Cross

The Texas Connection is a newly formed chapter of Sistah Girl Reading Club.  It was formed when a member of the Miami Connection moved to Texas.  With the approval of her fellow sistahs, she formed the Texas Connection in the McKinney, Allen, Plano and surrounding areas.  The club consist of women from different professions who share the interest of reading books by African American authors. Our meetings are held monthly usually the 4th Saturday of the Month at 4:00 P.M.  The host decides the location and selects the book for the next month's meeting. 
Each member brings a dish to the meeting.  Contact Coretta for additional information.

Sistah2Sistah-bookclub.com
Fort Worth
We are a small fairly new bookclub seeking new members, Come let your hair down and join in our laughter to share and seek a sonderful Sistah hood. Please contact Cheryl Fisher

SISTAHS OF THE WRITTEN WORD BOOK CLUB
Houston
SOWW book club started June 6,1998 with 4 members.  We have grown to a membership of 20 females.  To the Sistah's of the Written Word The metaphors of life are on every page  We wallow in every woven word; reading is the rage.  We're hoggish-intellectuals out to stimulate the mind. Our ultimate goal is to read a book in the proper time Sisters joining together with the bookish interest of the same kind! Sometimes we'll just discuss, sometimes we'll discuss and dine! The Black SOWW's wont be sloppy in the books they choose There's a growth and a lesson in every book....we can't afford to lose. (Copyright Briggs Doty Anderson June 6, 1998)  We also do at least two community service projects a year.  Contact Phyllis.

The Sister-friends Book Club
Houston
The Sister-friends Book Club is just that, a Book Club comprised of  Sisters and Friends. We were established in February 1998. We meet the second Sunday of every month for a Potluck dinner and discussion of our latest selection. We indulge in the works of African-American writers from Mainstream to Self-published. We are PROUD participants of the Annual African American Book Club Summit held every 3rd week in October, by Pageturner.net and The Good Book Club. December is our Annual Cookie Exchange Gathering. The Sister-friends Book Club is made up of African-American women primarily (but not exclusively) in the FM 1960 area (Humble, Kingwood, Spring). We welcome new members. Contact: Shermain J. Rene
 
The Sisters of Adinkra Book Club
Dallas
The Sisters of Adinkra Book Club meets the 3rd Sunday of each month at a member’s home at 3:30pm and share a meal, discuss the book selection and enjoy fun and fellowship. We view all sources of knowledge as a way to improve our minds and the environment around us.  Seeking this knowledge, we explore a vast array of dynamic literary genres penned by creative writers of the African Diaspora; men and women, both past and present.  Adinkra is the West Africa Symbols used in Ghana having deep traditional and contemporary significance. 
We hope that our chosen name helps to convey that we are spiritual, creative, lovers of wisdom, driven by a never-ending thirst for enlightenment.

SISTERS SIPPIN' TEA BOOK CLUB
Houston
The Houston chapter was founded in 1992 by Wilhelmenia Williams and Karen Brown. Sisters Sippin' Tea is made up of a variety of women who LOVE TO READ. Sisters Sippin' Tea Houston chapter meet the months of September thru May. We have chapters throughout the United States as well as one in Cairo, Egypt.  Email: sisterssippintea@hotmail.com

SISTERS UNITED THRU READING (SUTRE)
Houston
Sutre' has been in existence for just about 6 years now. We are about nine menders strong.  We love reading books written by African Americans.  We meet every 6-8 weeks.  We take time to support and uplift each other as well as review our current book. Contact person: Lisa V Johnson

Sister's Chat Book Club 
Dallas

Sister's Chat Book Club began September 2000 in Dallas. It was the brain child of Pat Isom and Edna Harrison. They are two ladies that work together in the airline industry that found themselves with the same interest. The book club started with a membership of three and has grown to sixteen. We meet every third Sunday between January and May. You will find our mission statement and motto on every piece of material we have. "We are an empowerment of Sisters." Email us at sisterschatbookclub@yahoo.com.

S.O.L.D. (Sisters Of Literary Distinction)
Houston
Founded 3 years ago among strangers talking after a book signing. Members consist of Afro-American women of various professions ages ranging from 28-40 years.  Books read are by Afro-American authors of various subjects from romance to mystery.  We meet on the 4th Sunday of each month at different member's homes or at restaurants.  New members welcome.  For more information please feel free to contact Kerri at 281-988-9392 

SOUL SISTERS LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP
Arlington
 
Located in Arlington, Texas, Soul Sisters Literary Discussion Group is a sisterhood of strong, versatile, intelligent women who meet once a month for the purpose of:  literary discussion, fellowship, and fun.  Our discussions are member led.  We enjoy a variety of literature from mystery to autobiographies.
Contact: Monica Frazier Anderson

SOULFULLY SPEAKING
Mesquite
Soulfully Speaking book club was established in February 2000 in Mesquite, Texas.  We are a small group of sistas of various ages, who love speaking our minds, sharing our wisdom and nurturing our soul, which is why we selected the name: SOULFULLY SPEAKING.

Due to the fact that we have some members who are not local, we do hold many discussions via e-mail. Anyone with interest in joining our discussions or who would just like to recommend some readings, please contact:
Soulfully Speaking Book Club
c/o mjackson
1428 East Park Drive
Mesquite, Texas 75149 
mls4810@dcccd.edu

Sundays with my Sisters
Houston

Sundays with my Sisters was founded in 1995 by Karen Johnson. We meet on the last Sunday of the month. We meet either at a members home or at a restaurant. We consist of 6 females ranging in age from 31-40. We support African American authors. A test is given at each meeting by a member. We talk about the book and life issues, socialize and have a wonderful time. Contact information: mayfield1@houston.rr.com.

UPLIFTED BOOK CLUB 
Houston
Uplifted Book Club was founded in February 1999 by women interested in reading books about the Black experience, while at the same time making significant contributions to our communities through service.  We are strong in number and even stronger in our sisterhood bond.  We meet once a month (on the 3rd Saturday of each month).  We discuss books, have book signings with various authors and we love each other every opportunity we can.  We laugh together, cry together and more than anything, we share a connection and UPLIFT each other on a daily basis.  We don't just read, we make a difference.  For more information, contact uplifted_bookclub@hotmail.com.

Urban Knowledge Book Club
Memphis
Urban Knowledge Book Club meets in Memphis, Tennessee. Our organization is a coed group with a strong desire to read for entertainment purposes as well as to develop mentally. We have a concentration on African American literary works, but we will socialize over writings of all genres. For more information or if you would like to join, please contact Rhonda Brown

You, Go Girl Book Reading Club
Richardson
You Go Girl! Reading Club is a group of vivacious and talented women from across the metro-plex (Carrollton, Dallas, DeSoto, Garland, Irving, Mesquite, McKinney, and Richardson). We started the club in 1998. We are 15 members strong, of all ages. We enjoy reading an assortment of books - mysteries, romance, biographies, self-help, healing, financial, etc). Some of our past readings include: "Church Folks", "The Coldest Winter Ever", "On the 8th Day she Rested. Members take turns hosting and leading our lively discussions, so locations each month varies - homes, bookstores, restaurant. We gather together on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 6:00 p.m. We do ask that members attend all meetings whether they've read the book or not. If you are interested in becoming a member and attending our next meeting  please let us know. We'll forward location and directions to you. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks again and have a Blessed Day!

Women of Flava
Arlington

Women of Flava was re-established in October of 2002. It was co-founded by Lauren Nutter-Rowan, Caroline Barron, Latonya Williams, Tara Talton, Gerri Robinson, Audey Key and LaKisha Gardner. Women of Flava represents groups of distinguish African-American women, which come with different "walks of life", to combine together as one in "FLAVA". The new ideas of dedicating time to participate in difference culture activities has brought this book club to a new adventure and a profound awareness. The small history of this book club has created new friendships among different ages of women. The book club now has ten members and still growing strong. We meet the last Saturday of each month. For more information please contact Tara Talton.

WORDS OF WISDOM BOOK CLUB
Dallas
Women of various ages and backgrounds meet the last Saturday of each month to discuss literary works primarily by African American authors.
Contact Kanitra or (214) 893-4807

 

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African-American Sisters in Spirit (ASiS) Book Club

Washington DC/Northern Virginia area
African-American Sisters in Spirit (ASiS) Book Club is an organization that read books written by African American authors.

Founded in February 2004, the ASiS Book Club has become a forum which fosters sisterhood among African American women residing or working in the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area, that posses a passion for literature, enjoy multi-cultural events, and can appreciate the beauty of sisterhood. Meetings are held once per month so please see our website at www.asisbookclub.org or at contact us via e-mail at asisbookclub@yahoo.com

AFRICAN MAHOGANY READING GROUP
The AFRICAN MAHOGANY READING GROUP was born in November of 1995. A survey was conducted to explore the interest of a book discussion group in the Chesapeake area. After the news of the group, the Greenbrier Library offered its co-sponsorship.

Our only prerequisite of books discussed, is that the author must be of African descent. The group's core consists of 15 - 20 regular members. Ages ranging from 18 - 60+. All are welcome. We meet every third Tuesday of the month at Greenbrier Library from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
Our first discussion was on January 1996, and the love continues today. January 1999 began our fourth year of reading and discovery. Our group is an exchange of dialogue with character, strength, humor, wisdom and LOVE.

We are proud to be a part of this evolution and hope you will join us on this journey of growth.

BOOKCLUBETC...
Newport News
Started March 1999. Currently 15 members: African American adult males & females. Meet once per month for book discussions and also attend cultural events Contact: jenli35@aol.com


 

THE DIVINE SISTERHOOD BOOK CLUB
We currently have 6 members and hope to soon expand to 10. We meet on the last Sunday of every month to educate, celebrate and renew ourselves. Edwina Jackson, the founder of the group, hopes to have bake sales and other fundraisers to raise money to purchase books for underprivileged children. 

We have started a newsletter for our group to keep the members informed on each other and any important events in our lives. We are also planning fun events, such as BBQ's, brunches, a trip to museum and camping, for all or our families.  Contact Edwina Jackson for additional information

Ethnic Fusion
Newport News
An African American book club, established May 2008, who meet bi-monthly to discuss books, fiction and non-fiction, written by African American authors.
ethnicFusion508@aol.com

FIRSTAD'J
Newport News   
We meet every fourth Saturday of the month, we currently have four members with a possibility of ten in the future. We come together to enjoy not only the titles that we read but to also have some sisterly bond. The group was started in Jan. of 1999 and we've been going strong ever since.
If you would like to become a member please feel free to contact Renee.

Let's Talk About It Book Club
Hampton Roads
Let's Talk About It Book Club is a new book club in the Hampton Roads area.
We are a group of successful women from all ethnic backgrounds who love to read. We meet once a month at various restaurants to discuss the book of the month and also to bond with each other. Whether you read for a hobby or you just need some time away from your daily routine, we encourage all to join us. For more information about our organization and our online magazine rightfully titled: I, You, and Us, please go to www.letstalkbookclub.com or email us at sharmetra@letstalkbookclub.com

Mecca Literary Club
Richmond/Petersburg
Mecca is a CO-ED, African-American book club. Founded in 2004 on the premise of fun & socialization, Mecca strives to offer and be more than the average club. We feature a book, debate and a mixed drink at every meeting. We also participate in group trips and are aggressively working towards collaborating with other clubs in the Richmond metro area to host literary events. Mecca meets on the evenings of the second Saturday monthly. For more information, contact Latryce.

Mimosa Book Club
Richmond
This book club has been in existence for over 20 years in the Richmond Area.  The club meets once a month on the fourth Sunday to discuss the selected book.
Contact: Kathy Brown

Mosaic Book Club
Virginia Beach
This book club is an organization for all races, genders, sexual orientations, and nationalities. The only requirement is that one posses a passion, interest, or simply a curiosity for contemporary African American literature. Founded in 2007, this club is fresh and ready for innovative members to come and join the fun. This coed book group meets the last Sunday, of every month, and joins together to broaden ourselves mentally and socially through an array of various genres. While discussing the sweeping thoughts and writing of authors like Eric Jerome Dickey, Zane, E. Lynn Harris, and Toni Morrison, just to name a few, we sit back and relax as friends who delve into our personal thoughts and reactions. Come out and have some fun with us.
*We are open for suggestions.
*We often get sidetracked with member's personal tangents, be prepared for laughs and fun.
*Contact us via email: jmsilv@wm.edu

ONYX LITERARY GROUP
Located in Richmond Virginia was formed in February 1993. We meet monthly to discuss literary works and other topics of interest.  We actively participate in community events and activities that bring our family & friends together for a positive and fun time.  Membership is by invitation only.  For more information contact regwil@bellatlantic.net

OUR LITERARY JOURNEY
Alexandria
Our Literary Journey is a newly created African-American book club based in Alexandria, Virginia.  This book club is being created for those African-American literature lovers who would like to dine at area restaurants while engaging in fun and enlightening literary discussions. For additional information, please contact Angie at OurLiteraryJourney@hotmail.com.

Professional Black Women's Book Club
This sisterhood network was organized for African-American women between the ages of 28-40 in the Northern Virginia/DC area for the purpose of providing a social arena for open communication and dialogue, networking, community outreach activity and ,most importantly, an intimate environment by which friendships can develop. We meet at each other's homes for monthly book reviews. In addition we also enjoy cook-outs, get-togethers, dinner parties and other social activities. If you are interested in joining PBWSC, please send your e-mail to Jamilah or visit our webpage at www.geocities.com/jtetter25.

PSSST!! (Professional Sistahs Sharing Stories Together)
Richmond 

PSSST!! Book Club was birthed in May of 2002 for a group of professional and mature women between the ages of 25 and 45 who enjoy reading, socializing and giving back to the community. Our paramount purpose is to strengthen our sistahhood both individually and collectively. When we gather (the second Sunday of each month with the exception of July and August), we open with administrative duties and end with an intense dialogue and discussion. The books we indulge broadcast our true feelings and allow us a forum in which to boldly speak about real life experiences. We have vowed to develop into more than a book club and have successfully reached our horizons and peaks as we frequently host and sponsor an influx of authors and social events within the African American community. For membership information, please contact Chiquita Braxton & Shannon Thomasson at pssstbookclub@hotmail.com.

Serenity Book Club
Roanoke

We are a club that began in August of 2000 with 11 members.  We meet once a month, 10 months out of the year with the Summer off.  The books that we read must be by an African-American author or have African-American characters.  Our club sponsor book readings/signings and we travel to other cities and states to attend readings/signings.  We have a annual overnight pajama party to discuss a selected author's entire collection of writings.  Our club is open to new members once a year and there are membership dues.  Our club also donate reading materials to four local elementary schools and we adopt angels from the angel tree and provide those angels with reading materials.  For more information we can be contacted at Serenitybkclub@aol.com 


SistaGirl Book Club

Hampton Roads

SistaGirl Book Club was founded in 2002 by Kenyatta Ingram. Since that time, SGBC has grown in membership and surges forward to continue to carry out the mission. SistaGirl Book Club is a group of African-American women, who share a passion for reading and in the process, support the efforts of African-American authors. We believe that reading enlightens the mind, body, and spirit. email sista_girlbookclub@hotmailcom website: www.sistagirlbookclub.com

 

Sister Circle
Leesburg
Sister Circle is a newly formed book club in northwestern Virginia for African-American women 21 and older. We come together one Saturday a month to discuss literature by African-American writers. We read fiction and non fiction works. Meetings are hosted by one member each month at a venue of their choice. Membership is free (except for the costs of your books) and limited to 12 women. If interested respond to
nicoleinva@hotmail.com Come and join us!

Sisters In Literary Kinship (S.I.L.K)
Woodbridge
We are a group of 8 women interested in expanding our mind, body and soul through the literary content of Black authors. We meet once a month on Sundays to discuss our reading of classic and contemporary novels. Hosting is rotational and food is served to nurture the soul. We collect dues on a quarterly basis to enable us to engage in an inspiring activity monthly (plays, forums, dinner, etc.). Currently membership is open. Contact Miranda for further information.

Sisters In the Spirit 
Richmond
Sisters In the Spirit began February 2002, we are a group of approximate 12 diverse black women in Richmond, VA who have a passion for reading great fiction. We meet, dine, unwind and relax once per month on the 2nd Friday night. Membership is by invitation only. Contact us at sistersnspirit12@aol.com

SISTERS IN UNITY
Hampton Roads
Founded in Feb1998 our group consist of 9 women of African decent. We meet once a month at a restaurant or a member's home (rotated) and discuss the book of the month and also to bond with each other as sisters and also as an outlet for time out from work, kids, spouses and significant other. We are based in Hampton Roads area and looking for more women to join with us. This year our goals are to volunteer at homeless shelters and nursing homes to start. As we branch out we plan to do more community service. If there is anyone interested please feel free to contact me, Valerie, at pecan8252@yahoo.com

SistersWhoRead (SWR) Book Club
Hampton
SWR was formed in October 1998. We are group of 17 African American women; membership is by invitation only. Our goal is to edify African American authors and to be supportive to our community by means of literary contributions as well as financial support. Our book meetings are scheduled 10 months/year. We rotate our meetings amongst each member, and each month's host has the meeting at a location of her choice. Each host recommends the next month's book. We break in August for vacations and we have a wonderful Christmas celebration in December. We're always in search of a good book to read, if you know of one, please e-mail us. Contact: SistersWhoRead@hotmail.com

Tea Bags and Good Books-Book Club (TBGB)
Hampton Roads/Peninsula/Tidewater Area
Where readers, writers and artist meet to discuss the books and ideas that touch our hearts and minds. We are also affiliated with our own non-profit non-stock charitable organization under the same name that is recognized by the State Corporation Commission of Virginia.

Our Motto is: "Where friends gather for the enjoyment of reading and where writers & artist can open the doorway to their world."

Our Vision is: to provide a comfortable setting where readers, writers, and artist in our community can express their thoughts and ideas while having a positive, intellectual, stimulating literacy discussion while having FUN.

Our Goals are to: Inspire, motivate, challenge and broaden our members' outlook by expanding the members' personal reading experience. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and by their varied perspectives and experiences we bring diversity to an informal discussion panel. We are more than a social book club; we are BOOK LEADERS who strive to be positive role models within ourselves, our homes and our communities, by networking with other book clubs and literary organizations. We are for the most part a group of individuals who want to empower each other.

Our Mission is: to discuss, uplift, and enlighten ourselves, our friends, our families and our community, while we promote the diverse spectrum of all ethnic literature and fine cultural arts.
Contact Information: teabagsandgoodbooks@yahoo.com or http://www.myspace.com/teabagsandgoodbooks

Union Bell Baptist Church Women's Reading Ministry
Falmouth

We started in February 1998 and currently have ten members.  The Ministry meets on the 4th Friday of each month, except in February when we celebrate our anniversary with a dinner and play outing or invite an author to speak (past authors in attendance:  Sharon Ewell Foster and Stanice Anderson); in August we're on summer break and December we take a Christmas break.  We read christian novels and spirituality books and autobiographies.  We always have a potluck dinner prior to starting our meeting and sometimes the dinner menu is worthy of serious discussion before we dig into the book.  We have supported a prison ministry by collecting and donating books and magazines to the female inmates.  November 2004 we celebrated National Children's Reading Month by taking some children to a local bookstore and allowing them to select a book of his/her choice and purchasing it.  We look forward to having new members and meeting new authors in the coming years. For additional information contact Jo Anne.

WOMAN ON A JOURNEY
Richmond 
Formed October, 2000 we are a small group of 11 who gather together every three months for an entertaining discussion about African American literature. For more information contact 3tttnme@msn.com

 

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PAGETURNERS

Seattle
We meet the second Sunday of each month to discuss contemporary fiction selections in hardcover or paperback by authors of color. Each member is expected to host a meeting; location, snack and refreshments are at the hostess' discretion.  The hostess chooses the selection to be discussed at her meeting.  There are no membership fees or dues.  However, each member is responsible for purchasing her own books.  Members who fail to attend on a consistent basis are invited to leave the book club.  Guests are allowed as long has the hostess is notified in advance.  However the guest must have read the selection and be prepared to participate in the discussion. Currently we have ten members.  Newcomers are welcome.  For additional information contact Karen Johnson

SISTA TO SISTA
Seattle
Sista to Sista meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. This is a very exclusive club. Members share tears, books and current events. Journals are a very important part of our club. Members are all striving for the same goal-Empowerment of the African-American community. We established in October of 1997.
For more information please contact Crystal


 

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Black Women With Books

BWB was formed June 2000 in Milwaukee.  We are a small group of women who gather once a month to discuss African American literature.  We support authors in the mid west area, by going to author signings, volunteering and hosting an annual event "A Readers' Paradise" to help promote self published authors. For more information contact: bwb_milw@hotmail.com

THE DELTA BOOK CLUB
1995 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by the Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  This group of African-American sisters meet on a monthly basis for dinner or brunch at a restaurant or bar/grill.  The membership includes only chapter members.  The group reads a variety of novels by African-American writers, i.e. male authors, female authors, best sellers, mysteries, autobiographies, and self-published authors.  The group also attends author signings in the area. For more information contact Regina.

SATURDAY'S IN MILWAUKEE
Milwaukee
"Saturday's in Milwaukee," which started in April  of 2000, is a book club
consisting of a group of men and women who meet once a month to discuss a selected book/author, in addition to engaging in dialogues of current events and real life issues.  Membership is open to those who love to read! For more information please contact the group at saturdaysinmilwaukee@hotmail.com.  

SISTERS WITH BOOKS
Formed in September of 1998 we meet once a month at each members house. The club consists of 14 women, friends from church and high school, that get together to discuss African American issues, books and authors. We also attend book signings in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas. Contact Kelli for more information. 

Umoja Book Club
Milwaukee
Umoja, which means to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race is a brand new book club in the Milwuakee area. Umoja was founded in October of 2000 and our first meeting took place in November 2000.  Our mission is to exchange theories, thoughts, and to have stimulating discussions with other readers to develop a more enriched understanding of African-American literature.  But we are open to reading a variety of authors and topics.  We are looking forward to participating in upcoming events in the community and surrounding areas.  Because Umoja is still in it's early stages we are doing memberships by invitation only.  If you are interested please contact Cbrackin@markelcorp.com or turner@wmep.org.
 

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A MOMENT OF PEACE

Founded in 1996 by Sandra DeBerry Watson, this club has 14 members. These dynamic sisters love the Lord and reading.  They gather to share their opinions on books they have read on the 4th Sunday of the month.  Book club meetings are held at a different members' home each month. However, in December the club invites an author for a reading and discussion and special dinner at the home of the president.  Contact person, Sandra Jowers/(202) 547-0647.

AFRICAN AMERICAN READING CLUB
Open to everyone, we meet at Barnes and Noble on 12th and E Street, Washington DC.  We read fiction and non fiction writers. For more information call (202) 347-0176.

BLACK MINDS BOOK CLUB
Black Minds Book Club is an upscale meeting-of-the-minds. This co-ed book club has members from D.C., Maryland and Virginia and has about 30 members (and growing! "Black Minds" meets regularly for dinner or brunch at a trendy international eatery. We embrace all international cuisine, especially African, Brazilian, Jamaican, and Ethiopian fare. We have a cultural outing once a month (i.e. an opera, a play, a jazz concert, a comedy show, etc.) and we break bread together once a month and discuss the assigned reading.
To join BLACK MINDS, reply to: black_minds@hotmail.com


BOOKS & BRUNCH

A group of 11 women located in the Washington Metro Area. They've been together over 3 years.  They meet every 4th Saturday, rotating at each other's houses over brunch. Exceptions are twice a year, when they open their meetings up to men; an annual picnic and Christmas party. 
Contact dacowan1@aol.com.

DIAMONDS & PEARLS BOOK CLUB
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area (Maryland, Virginia, and  D.C. areas).
Our book club was formed on February 3, 2001. Through the vision of book club member, Jannice Bannerman, we came together as a group of lades which bonded together and became known as Diamonds & Pearls Book Club. Our reading group tries to meet every six weeks to discuss that month's selected read. Although our reading group is currently composed of women, from time to time men are invited to participate in thought provoking discussions of writing relevant to our lives and the times we are living in.
Our major event to date -- November 18, 2001 our book club hosted a "Sisters Coming Together" Affair; celebrating a book debut, ("Sisterfriends: Portraits of Sisterly Love"), and sisterfriends. Book reading, discussion and signing by Author Julia Chance; approximately 150+ guests in attendance along with some featured sisters / sisterfriends in the book.
For more information contact Constance Saunders

DIVINE SISTERHOOD BOOK CLUB 
We are a group of women who come together once a month to  educate, celebrate and renew ourselves.  We meet the last Sunday of every month for good discussions, excellent food and lasting friendships!  We are a diverse group of women with aspiring goals. The mission and primary purpose of our reading group is to use the reading group as a medium to discuss, uplift and enlighten our community, our families and ourselves.  We located within the Washington, DC metro area and we currently have 26 members.  We invite and encourage authors and guest speakers at any of our meetings!  
Contact Edwina Jackson for additional information or visit our web site at www.divinesisterhood.com for more information

THE FANNIE ROBINSON BLACK AUTHORS DISCUSSION GROUP
We meet monthly at the Church of the Redeemer. We have been in existence for over 9 years. We have a large and diverse membership. We strongly encourage our brothers to attend.  The group was started by Fannie Robinson an educator in the DC public school system for over 40 years. The group was named after Mrs. Robinson upon her death. 
The phone number for the church is 202-832-0095 or you may contact Lorireads@aol.com.

Forbidden Fruit Club
We are the Forbidden Fruit Club and our mission is to read books and have fun. Currently we are reading mostly African American authors and have plans to branch out. The club belongs to the group of people that participate. The members pick the books and make the discussion questions, decide where to meet and what time. I just do all the dirty work. I'm the behind the scenes worker. I plan and keep everyone informed. So if you are interested in reading and live in the metro area, email me at forbiddenfruitclub@gmail.com

JUST A LITTLE ROMANCE.
Washington D.C. Metro Area
We are located in the Washington DC Metro area (Virginia, Maryland and DC) area.   Newly activated book club. We read strictly romance books by us, for us, and about us.   Currently we have 3 members and looking a few good dedicated women.
Business women, Military women, Entrepreneurs, Students, Daycare providers, Housewives, Grandmothers, Mother, Daughter, Sisters, Aunts, Nieces and Girlfriends, coming a join a new all romance book club  "Just a Little Romance".  Come and enjoy the company of women young and old, that believes there is nothing better than great romance book.  Join our discussions of the characters, plots, sub-plots and of course, what we love most, the happy ending.
We have monthly meetings. Each member hosts a meeting at their home or a place of their choice. For an added surprise, we may invite a local romance author attend our meeting. Our doors are always open for new members. Remember all of us need just a little romance in our lives.
For more information Contact: justalittleromance@hotmail.com

PageTurners of DMV (DC< MD, & VA) book club
We are The Page Turners of the D.M.V! We represent the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. We are a group of avid reading enthusiasts and we gather once a month to share, support , and stimulate our passion for reading amongst each other. Positive energy and a fun literary and/or cultural atmosphere contribute to our success. In addition, The Page Turners of the D.M.V are also committed to our communities through various volunteer and civic activities. If we "Reach One by Reading One", we will be able to pass along our passion for reading to our communities. If you'd like more information, you may email us at : pageturnersdmv@hotmail.com or view our facebook page at: Page Turners of DC, MD and VA (P.T.D.M.V.)

Sistas Supporting Black Authors (SSBA)
Washington, D.C./Metropolitan Area
We are a dynamic and diverse group of women who share a common interest in novels by, and about us.  Moreover, we enjoy meeting once a month for our discussions.  We are 12 members strong, and have been in existence since 1996. 
We are located online at http://www.ssbabookclub.org where our book of the month is featured, and critiques by members can be read.  Check us out. 

Sisters of Unity
The Sisters of Unity Book Club was founded in September 2004.  We are based in the Washington, DC area with members in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland.  S.O.U. consists of professional black women who meet on the third Sunday of each month to discuss books written by African-American authors.  S.O.U. believes that reading is an excellent networking tool that leads us to a better understanding of ourselves. Contact Keesha Parker or
www.sistersofunity.com.

Waiting 2 Exhale Book and Travel Club
Waldorf and DC Metro Area
We meet on the third Saturday of each month at various chosen restaurants in the metropolitan area. We have members from VA/DC/MD and Ohio.
We enjoy touring, picture taking and having fun as an individual in a group setting.

We seek to promote reading amongst American women. We share a bond of affection as well as common life experience. Please visit our website for more information www.waiting2exhale.org or contact admin@waiting2exhale.org

THE WOMAN IN ME 2002 BOOK CLUB 
THE WOMAN IN ME 2002 BOOK CLUB was originally started in October 2001. We have thirteen members here in the district area.   Since then we have members from various states.  We read all African American Fiction.  We meet once a month (THE SECOND or THE THIRD Saturday of the month).  We also dine at different restaurants and attend various outings.  THE WOMAN IN ME 2002 BOOK CLUB has also added movies and plays as well as reading novels.  We read all fiction, mystery, romance and sci-fi literature.  We are still accepting membership. Contact naloee@yahoo.com for more information.

WOMEN OF INSPIRATION
W.O.I. was formed to bring sisters of like minds together. We gather to not only discuss books, but to uplift the Creator (GOD) and the community.  Our membership is comprised of a small group of women in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  We meet on the 4th Saturday of  each month. Membership is by invitation only.
For more information contact: larean1@yahoo.com.

 

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BOOK BUZZ ONLINE BOOK CLUB
Run by the Toronto Public Library but open to anyone the world over, Book Buzz features live online author chats, contests, votes and great discussions.
We feature books by authors of all races, colours and creeds, and we welcome input from members of the same description! We are currently looking to expand our membership base. We frequently feature books by authors of colour.
For more information, check out
http://bookbuzz.torontopubliclibrary.ca or email bookbuzz@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Soulful Expressions Book Club
Toronto, Ontario

Soulful Expressions Book Club is a newly established book club based in Toronto, Canada. We are a non-profit organization that believes in the empowerment of reading within the community. Due to an overwhelming response, membership is currently at capacity. However if you are interested in joining our book club to meet to discuss and support fiction books written by authors of African descent please contact the following email address to be placed on a waiting list. Meetings will be held monthly. Membership is FREE.
Email soulful_expressions2003@yahoo.ca.

 

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Advice Diva Book Club
An online book club you can follow along with. Our book club selections vary from classics to contemporary novels, from science fiction to family drama, from love stories to adventures. Referred to as our "Read to heal Program", we hope you will find our selection fun and entertaining. After each monthly selection, we follow up with a review of each book posted online.

Brown Baby Reads
This is a FREE book club for kids that focuses on African-Americans. Both as main characters AND authors!!!!! This is a great opportunity to support an effort to get more African-American kids reading and writing!!!! As a teacher it is challenging to get ANY of my racially diverse students to read. Quite frankly I’m tired of hearing about an “achievement gap improvement”! Because there should not be a gap in the first place!!!! African-American children are certainly equal to their peers academically!!!!! Lets support an effort to get 1 million African-American children to read for leisure!!!! I encourage all of you that have kids to join; as well as to encourage and support your nieces, nephews, cousins, etc to join! Lets eliminate the achievement gap and have fun in the process!!!! Please visit us and join at http://www.brownbabyreads.com

A coed on-line book club founded in 2004, for readers coast2coast who share the love of reading, writing, and discussing urban, street, and contemporary books by African-American authors.
We welcome all from coast2coast to join and participate in our web based family.
For more information please visit: www.coast2coastreaders.com

Good Girl Book Club
A online community of Christian and inspirational fiction and non-fiction booklovers ages 18-54.

THE GRITS ONLINE READING CLUB
This online book club community is the perfect place for brothers and
sisters to come together to voice their opinions and make recommendations about African American Literature. GRITS meets online  at 9:00 p.m. central time on the last Thursday evening of every month. Contacts: Club managers


O.O.S.A. - Only One keyStroke Away Online Book Club
We are an online book club and reviewing team that focuses on African American authors. We wish to further promote African American literature by taking special interest in new and self published authors. As lovers of the written word, we have read hundreds of titles as our motto is, "if it's well written, we'll read it." We welcome all, reader and authors alike, to contact us at oosaonlinebookclub@yahoo.com or http://www.oosaonlinebookclub.com.

PASSION4READING
Passion 4 Reading is for readers that have just that a passion for reading.
Passion 4 Reading is more than just another online bookgroup, but one big family brought together by the literary ties that bind us together.
Passion 4 Reading focus is books first, however we dedicate different days to stimulate discussions outside of reading.
We nominate book titles and vote to determine the BOTM and alternate choice. We chat about the book in our chatroom or create a discussion for the book on on message boards.
Come and share your passion for reading with us!
Founder name: J'me Adams
Contact:PASSION4READING-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

PeoplewholoveGoodBooks
PeoplewholoveGoodBooks is an online book club for serious-minded people who love to read African-American Fiction or Nonfiction (Romance, Christian, Mystery, Erotica, Contemporary etc etc) We will pick a book each month and have discussions about it. Please feel free to post your opinion of a book. Authors are more than welcome to join our group, however, please be an active member, don't join , just to promote your book. If you want to share your information about your book with us, please free to contact me. Since membership is by invitation only and if you are interested in joining our group, please email Shay. Please include your name, age, location, and your favorite books and authors. We are currently looking for new members. Our group address is peoplewholovegoodbooks@yahoogroups. com and our website address is http://peoplewholuvgoodbook.tripod.com. We look forward to hearing from you and reading some good books!

R.A.W. SISTAZ 
is an online organization founded in September 2000 with a focus on Reading and Writing (RAW).  We are made up of AA Women with different backgrounds, cultures, economic status, and degrees with one focus in mind: support of our African American authors and we center around the areas of reading, writing, and sisterhood!  We're very active and are constantly looking for new members, books suggestions, and authors.  To join or for more info, contact: Tee C. Royal

ReadSistahRead
We are an internet bookclub, based out of Atlanta, GA- We are a group of African American women from all over the country. We talk daily via e-mail about books and life. We choose a book each month based on votes and suggestions from members. Our founder is Nicole Dashiell.

Sexy Ebony BBW African American Book Club
Online Book Club dedicated to the reading and discussing of African American Literature.  We have a Book of the Month plus a Classic Read Every two month.  There is also an ongoing participation contest open to all members of our online discussion group. Contact Information: General Info: bbwbooks@sexyebonybbwaabookclub.com, or Dee-Dee (Founder): lusciouspeach74@yahoo.com


SEXY EBONY BBWS Book of the Month Club
The Sexy Ebony Book of the Month Club is part of a larger online BBW community called Sexy Ebony BBWS 4 Blkmen, http://www.sexyebonybbws.com.  Every month the editor of this section chooses a book and a chat date and encourages members of the club as well as visitors to the website to participate.  The book club has it's own message board and chat room located at http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/sexyebonybbwsbookclub Books and chat dates are announced on the website as well as on the message board. Contact: For more information contact Leatha at rappin_female@hotmail.com or contact Dee-Dee at webmistress@sexyebonybbws.com

Thumper's Corner
To join our reading group all you have to do is participate. There are no membership forms or dues.  Check out our reading List, read the books, join our ongoing discussions, participate in our monthly chat sessions, let us know about a good book you've read, tell us about a literary event, a new author, or just share your thoughts and ideas about African American Literature.

 

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Exhale to Excel Book Club

Camp Casey, Korea
Exhale to Excel Book Club started June 2005 in Camp Casey, Korea.  We meet the last Sunday in every month.  Our group consist of male, female, active duty and civilian people.  Our mission is to provide entertainment in the area of literature by reading, writing, discussing and acting many, but not limited to, African-American literature. 

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