Book Groups

The Blackstone Library has a limited number of copies of these titles available for book club participants. If you are interested in obtaining a library copy, please call us at (203) 488-1441 ext. 318 or email Copies are first come, first served.


2nd Tuesday Book Group, 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.

May 10: The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

June 14: The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro

Meetings will either be held virtually or at the Blackstone Library. Interested in more information? Email


Best Seller Book Club –  last Saturday of the month @ 3:30 pm., held virtually via Zoom!

In the Best Seller Book Club we and discussing newly released, highly rated books from a wide variety of genres each month. Registration is required to receive a link to this online event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Blackstone Library

May 28: A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham – Register

June 25: French Braid by Anne Tyler – Register

July 30: The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh – Register

August 27: The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen – Register


Books & Brews – last Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m. at Thimble Island Brewing Company

May 31: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

June 28: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

July 26: The Guncle by Steven Rowley

August 30: The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

We’re officially easing back into in person meetings! Pick up a copy of this month’s title and be ready to share your thoughts at our monthly meeting at Thimble Island Brewing Company. Check out our Meetup page for details!

Choose one (or both) titles to read, then join that table discussion the night of the group. Books are available for loan in advance of discussion. Ask at Reference about getting a copy. Group meets at Thimble Island Brewing Company, 16 Business Park Dr, Branford, CT 06405.


First Friday Book Discussion – first Friday of the month @ 12:00 p.m., held virtually via Zoom!

Don’t let social distancing prevent you from discussing a great book with your neighbors! Download this month’s title on Hoopla (free with your Blackstone Library card), then meet up with us via zoom for a live book discussion. Registration is required to receive a link to this online event.

June 3: The Ocean in Winter by Elizabeth de Veer – Register

July 1: A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa – Register

August 5: The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor – Register


Read Cute: A Romance Novel Book Club – third Thursday of the month @ 6:00 p.m., held virtually via Zoom!

Open to veteran romance readers and newcomers alike! Lead by local romance author Regina Kyle, we’ll indulge a passion for literature with romance novels fit for any persuasion. At each meeting you’ll also get to meet and chat with the author of that month’s book – a truly swoon worthy opportunity! Registration is required to receive a link to this online event.

May 19: Anchored Hearts by Priscilla Oliveras – Register


The above book clubs are meeting virtually for the foreseeable future. Any updates will be posted here.  New members are always welcome! Call the Reference Department at 203.488.1441, ext. 318, if you need help placing a book on hold.