Morgan Witts Blog

Originally presented April 19, 2023

Join Davina Morgan-Witts to explore actionable insights from BookBrowse’s report, "The Inner Lives of Book Clubs", based on two surveys of more than 5,000 book clubbers.

Topics include: how the world of book groups is much broader than many perceive it to be, the factors most successful groups have in common, what book clubs look for in their books, what people want from a book group, and how well-placed public libraries are to meet this need.

We will also touch on the shift to virtual book clubs since the pandemic; how to offer multiple, diverse book clubs with minimal staff involvement by partnering with the community; and how to create an inclusive and welcoming environment. The program is relevant to librarians, whether they are running book groups or providing readers’ advisory to those in groups. 

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Click the links below to download additional resources:

Building Community Through Book Clubs Slides
(includes additional slides relevant to questions asked in the Q&A
Building Community Through Book Clubs Resource List
Building Community Through Book Clubs Audio Transcript
Building Community Through Book Clubs Chat Transcript
BookBrowse Website
BookBrowse Newsletters

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