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.
December 14: “The Water Dancer” by Tahenisi Coates @ Teocalli Tamale
January 11, 2022: “Libertie” by Kaitlyn Greenidge @ Pitas in Paradise
February 8: “Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro @ The Last Steep
March 8: “Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley @ The Public House
April 12: “This is How It Always Is” by Laurie Frankel @ Bonez (subject to change)
May 10: “The Great Circle” by Maggie Shipstead @ Tully’s (CB South)
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 third Thursday of every month from 2-3 pm at the 2nd floor of the Crested Butte Library during winter months.
November 18: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Bennett
December 16: Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri
January 20: Book TBA
February 17: Book TBA
March 17: Book TBA
April 21: Book TBA
May 19: 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.
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 – A summer & fall only offering
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.
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).