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Book Clubs, Book Discussions, Book Club Collection

Book Club Collection

Multiple copies of books are available for a 6-week loan period. They are available on a first come, first served basis.
What titles will your club be discussing in the future? Fill in this online form and let us know.  This information helps us to make purchasing decisions for our Book Club Collection.

Barrington Area Library Book Discussions, 2014

Join professional book discussion leader Lanny Ori for thought-provoking discussion of notable titles. Books are available for checkout at the Adult Services reference desk approximately one month prior to the discussion. Use the links below to register for upcoming discussions.
Howards End by E.M. Forster


Join librarians Liz, Barbara and Sam to discuss popular titles at our new social book club. Meets upstairs at The Annex, 205 Park, right next to McGonigal's in downtown Barrington. We'll provide some appetizers - other food and beverages available for purchase.

Monday, Jan 6, 7 PM The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
Monday, Feb 10, 7 PM The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Book Club Resources

Award-winning Books: Directory of awards and prize winners.
Discussion Guides: Questions for your discussions from Reading Group Search by author, title and subject. Also see LitLovers.
Guides for starting book clubs: Find reading suggestions and tips for running your book club.
Literature Resource Center: Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of 122,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.
LitLovers: Discussion guides, titles suggestions, and reviews.
NoveList: Database with book recommendations for all ages. Reviews and discussion guides.
What to Do When There's No Discussion Guide Available: General questions from