Book Clubs

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.

Crested Butte

Books-N-Bars

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.

Upcoming meet-ups and reads:

March 10: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann @ Private Residence (email maria@gunnisoncountylibraries.org or call 970-349-6535 for exact address)

April 14: Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea @ Location TBA

Novel-Tea

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, or on the benches out front, weather dependent.

Upcoming meet-ups and reads:

March 19: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande

April 23: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

May 21: The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

June 18: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

July 16: The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

August 20: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

September 17: The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

October 15: Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

Gunnison

Gunny GoodReads

This newly formed group has just jumped into the book club scene in Gunnison. They read contemporary fiction, with a taste for the suspense or thriller genre and meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 4 pm.

Upcoming meet-ups and reads:

March 25: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

April 22: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

May 27: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

If you’re interested in receiving email communications or additional information about these book clubs, please reach out to adult programming coordinator, Taylor Cull (taylor@gunnisoncountylibraries.org)