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.

In Gunnison:

Gunny GoodReads

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 last Wednesday of every month from 3:30-4:30 pm (some changes due to holidays).

Silent Book Club - NEW!

Enjoy reading a book of your choice in companionable silence near our cozy fireplace at the Gunnison Library. Meeting monthly on every fourth Thursday. No assigned reading - everyone is welcome. Snacks are provided. At the end of Silent Book Club, attendees can socialize - or not!

Caregiver Conversations

Monthly summer-fall book discussions about raising children, facilitated by Louise Perry, MSW. Lunch is provided at each gathering, as participants converse about parenting-related topics of interest. Groups meets every 2nd Wednesday from 11:30 am-12:30 pm.


In Crested Butte:

    Books-N-Bars

    For those who like to imbibe in books, beverages or both! This group meets every 4th Thursday of the 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.

    In Gunnison & Crested Butte:

    Summer Hiking Book Club

    Every 1st Wednesday of the month, community members will convene at Gunnison or Crested Butte libraries to discuss a book of the month along the trail over a local hike. Members will set off from the library or caravan to the trailhead together. Participants are responsible for their own water, gear/equipment, and safety. The library will supply book discussion facilitation and copies of the book to read beforehand.

    Please check back for Summer 2024's details!