Our Book Group City Tour travels the great state of Mississippi to explore its literary heritage and iconic bookstores!
From Civil War sites to the Delta Blues Museum, Mississippi stands out as a state with a lot of history. Mississippi’s capital, Jackson, is home to the Freedom Trail, commemorating Civil Rights events and noteworthy individuals, as well as landmarks on the Mississippi Writers Trail. Oxford boasts the University of Mississippi (“Ole Miss”) and attractions for writers and artists that make it “the Cultural Mecca of the South”. From the northern part of the state to the delta,
We roll into Detroit for our next Book Group City Tour in search of book clubs and readerly events!
This historic city has profited in recent years from a vibrant and growing artistic community. Readers will find a variety of literary offerings in Detroit, from classic book clubs to iconic bookstores to bibliophiles who celebrate their love of all things bookish. We’ve compiled a list of options to keep you connected, in person or virtually. Even if some groups are less active now, get in touch to be notified when events begin again. Ready to read? Detroit awaits!
We head to two historic cities in Montana, Helena and Bozeman, for our latest Book Group City Tour!
Montana encompasses some of the most beautiful terrain in the western United States. The Rocky Mountains, the Great Plains, Glacier National Park. From hiking on Sleeping Giant Mountain to admiring the historic architecture in Reeder’s Alley, Montana’s capital, Helena, boasts a wide range of attractions for audiences as diverse as its landscape. Meanwhile, about an hour and a half southeast of Helena lies Bozeman. The city boasts the Museum of the Rockies (with its famous Siebel Dinosaur Complex),
Reading Group Choices climbs to Denver and the Rocky Mountains for the next stop on our Book Group City Tour!
Most people are familiar with Denver as the “Mile High City,” a great place to visit to eat quality fresh food, explore natural sights, and bask in the near-constant sunshine. But did you know Denver is also home to a lively bookstore and book group scene? This city goes the extra mile when it comes to providing a variety of choices for reading groups. From digital clubs to meetings with acclaimed authors, we give you a run down of where to find other readers up in the mountains.
Next stop is the Twin Cities as Reading Group Choices continues our Book Group City Tour in Minneapolis!
The reputation of Minneapolis as a literary hub is well known. Consistently ranked among the most literate cities in the country, boasting a large community of independent publishers like Coffehouse, Milkweed, University of Minnesota Press, Graywolf (and many others), and supported by a lively center for writers and writing, The Loft, which launched its Wordplay literary festival this year… readers have many reasons to feel at home here and in neighboring St.
Reading Group Choices heads south to New Orleans for the latest installment of our Book Group City Tour!
A mythic city known for its jazz, Cajun cuisine, French Quarter and life along the Mississippi, New Orleans is also steeped in literary history. From its annual Tennessee Williams festival to its independent bookshops, the Big Easy offers a sanctuary for readers.
As always, we looked for a variety of ways for readers to connect to book groups and enjoy bookish conversation. Several of the clubs are deeply connected to the city and region that inspires them.