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 Club – second Tuesday of the month @ 6:15 pm, held in the library

March: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
April: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
May: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Please email if you’re interested in joining!


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.

April 29: Spare by Prince Harry – Register

May 27: The London Séance Society by Sarah Penner – Register

June 24: The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane – Register

July 29: Beware the Woman by Meg Abbott – Register

August 26: The Beach at Summerly by Beatriz Williams – Register


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

April 25: The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton

May 30: How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

June 27: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

July 25: A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

August 26: Factory Girls by Michelle Gallen

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 @ 11:00 a.m., held hybrid style both on Zoom and in person!

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 or in person for a live book discussion. Registration is required to receive a link to this hybrid event.

April 7: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer – Register

May 5: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi – Register

June: No Meeting

July 7: The Girl in His Shadow by Audrey Blake – Register

August 4: The Saints of Swallow Hill by Donna Everhart – 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.