“When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue — you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night — there‘s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.” —Christopher Morley
Five Steps to Starting a Book Club
Step One: Decide what kind of Book Club you want to start.
Is the purpose of your Book Club to read or to socialize?
Do you want to read a specific genre, bestsellers, high literature, etc.?
Step Two: Based on the type of Book Club you have decided upon, choose a setting.
Do you want to meet in someone’s home, in a public space, in an online forum, through a blog or website, etc.? How often do you want to meet? Once a month is the standard, but if you plan on reading longer books you may want to meet every 6 weeks.
How to Host a Book Club Online.
Coordinating a time and a place to meet is one of the largest challenges for many book clubs. Hosting your Book Club online makes meeting easy and convenient for members wherever they may be.
Book Club Community Sites:
Bookstr is a great space to both host and find an existing Book Club.
Online Forums easy-to-use discussion boards that can be accessed at anytime