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 announcing 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:

December 10: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish @ Coal Creek Grill

January 14: The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig @ Location TBA

February 11: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Green @ 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:

September 19: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

October 17: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

November 21: The Optimistic Decade by Heather Abel.

December 19: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

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:

August 28: Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

September 25: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

October 23: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

November 20*: The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs
*date moved to accommodate Thanksgiving holiday the following week

December 18*: The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
*date moved to accommodate Christmas holiday

January 22: Circe by Madeline Miller

February 26: Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan

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)