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.
November 8: Billionaire Wilderness: the ultra-wealthy and the remaking of the American West by Justin Farrell @ Location TBA
December 13: Guncle by Steven Rowley @ Location TBA
Novel-Tea – winter only
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 fourth Tuesdays of every month from 12:30-1:30 pm at the 2nd floor of the Crested Butte Library during winter months.
Winter 22-23 dates: October 25, November 22, December 27, January 24, February 28, March 28. More titles TBA.
October 25: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
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.
September 28: What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster
October 26: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Summer only: Hiking Book Club & Bilingual Book Club. Check back in 2023 for more information.
If you are 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).