A unique opportunity to meet a favorite author in a relaxed setting, Pop-Up Book Groups are hosted in private homes in Manhattan (sometimes Brooklyn!) and limited to 20 participants so real conversation can take place. 

 

I relished the experience of listening to a published author describe the process of writing a book from start to finish, from conception to execution to promotion. I definitely plan to attend future Pop-Up Book Groups.”
— Attendee of a Pop-Up Book Group with novelist Bill Clegg

 

We set the author, book, date and time. You register ($30 registration fee), buy the book and start reading! We'll email you the address about a week before the book group. Bring lots of questions for the author, and your copy of the book to be signed!

Last night’s book club was a perfect example of why and how your “Pop-up Book Club” is fantastic fun. Why? Because you suggested it, I read Stephanie Kallos’ novel, “Language Arts.” How? Because we would be talking with the author, I read the book like a school assignment. First read through for the story and then an analytic rereading which deepened my appreciation for how complicated a novel it is, tautly woven with plenty of tricks played on the reader. Stephanie Kallos’ novel had depths, twists, turns and some great lines. As the group agreed, the characters had life for us beyond the pages. We wonder about their futures. We left amazed by the writer’s imagination and dedication. Plus, the group, was rather Chaucerian: people brought together over a book.
— -- A Regular Pop-Up Book Group attendee

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Meryl Gordon, BUNNY MELON: THE LIFE OF AN AMERICAN STYLE LEGEND (Biography) Thursday, March 1, 7:30

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Jennifer Egan, MANHATTAN BEACH (Fiction) Tuesday, March 13, 7:30

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Gayatri Devi, MD, THE SPECTRUM OF HOPE: AN OPTIMISTIC AND NEW APPROACH TO ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS (Non-Fiction), Tuesday, March 27, 7:30

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Katherine Nouri Hughes, THE MAPMAKER'S DAUGHTER (Historical Fiction), Wednesday, April 4, 7:30

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Victoria Redel, BEFORE EVERYTHING (Fiction), Thursday, April 19, 7:30


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Karen Duffy, BACKBONE (Memoir), Tuesday, May 29, 7:30


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Mary Morris, GATEWAY TO THE MOON (Fiction), Tuesday, June 5, 7:30


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John Copenhaver, DODGING AND BURNING (Fiction), Thursday, June 12, 7:30

 

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“Pop-Up Book Groups are like no other book group you’ve ever attended! You gain amazing perspectives by listening to a book’s author, understanding what was going on in his/her head. You get the story behind the story.”
— Attendee of a Pop-Up Book Group with novelist David Ebershoff

 

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