Joining a book club is a great way to connect with your neighbors and find a community of fellow readers. Gunnison County Libraries facilitates book clubs in both Gunnison and Crested Butte locations. They are free and open to anyone to join.
How it works: Book clubs meet on a recurring basis, every month, to discuss a title the group has all read, often over light snacks. Copies of books are placed on hold for book club participants and are available to check out at the library. Titles for the next month’s meeting are announced a month before. They will also be available in e-edition, audiobook, large print, etc.
For those who like to imbibe in books, beverages or both! This group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7 pm at local watering holes. They read mainly contemporary fiction, with a few non-fiction titles every once in a while.
September 14: Educated by Tara Westover @ Tin Cup Pasty Co/Third Bowl
October 12: Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelley @ Location TBA
November 9: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
December 14: Book TBA
Please email maria-at-gunnisoncountylibraries.org for additional details.
This group is for those who enjoy curling up with a novel (or a classic) and sipping a cup of hot tea. Meetings are the third Thursday of every month from 2-3 pm at the 2nd floor of the Crested Butte Library during winter months.
November 18: Book TBA
December 16: Book TBA
This is a traditional book club that meets once a month to discuss books over light snacks. They read contemporary fiction, with a taste for the suspense or thriller genre and meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm.
August 25: Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
September 22: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
October 27: The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
November 17 (3rd Wednesday due to Thanksgiving holiday): All Adults Here by Emma Straub
December 22: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Gunnison & Crested Butte
Tales & Trails Hiking Book Club
This group reads a non-fiction book, mostly nature related and discusses it over a hike on trails throughout the valley. This is a summer & fall club only that meets on the second Thursday of the month from 2-4 pm. Copies of books are available to pick up at either library.
October 14: Pure Land: a true story of three lives, three cultures, and the search for heaven on earth by Annette McGivney | Beaver Ponds, meet at Gunnison Library
If you’re interested in receiving email communications or additional information about these book clubs, please reach out to adult programming coordinator, Taylor Worsham (taylor-at-gunnisoncountylibraries.org).