Book Club Sets
Want to join in on a Library Book Club event?
Check the calendar here.
There are events for adults and teens!
Book Club Sets – information
Option 1: NPL has multiple copies of popular titles!
The library now has multiple copies of popular book club titles with a focus on books by Indigenous or local authors. Check our Book Club list for what’s available! Each copy is available for loan for a book club member to check out, or to check out as a set. These books are available for a 5 week loan period.
Book Club Sets for Teens: Check out the Teen Area in the Nelson Public Library for book club sets. Some sets have five, some have 10, some have 30!
We also have Book Club Sets for Kids – find them in the Children’s Library.
Option 2: Book Club Sets from KLF (Kootenay Library Federation)
Book Club Sets are available for a 5 week loan period. There are ten copies available for each title listed, in sets of five. For more information check the KLF FAQ here.
- You can check the chart (Book Club Set Availability Chart) for a seven week continuous empty (white) space. The seven weeks is necessary because of the 5 week loan period, and the one week of transit time in the mail at each end.
- We recommend choosing three (3) titles and contacting us for a request. Include preferred dates and number of copies to request (5 or 10).
Starting Your Own Book Club?
Visit the links below for information on how to get your own book club going:
- NoveList [library card needed] – Includes book reviews, read-alikes, author biographies and discussion questions.
- 49th Shelf – Discover Canadian books in all genres, from bestselling authors to new talent, from publishers large and small, from all regions of the country.
- BookBrowse.com – Includes reviews, previews, stories behind the books, author interviews, reading guides, and more.
- BookClubs.ca – Focuses on Canadian titles and includes reading guides, information about author events, and books in the news.
- BookRiot – Some of the best book content on the web, including introductions to emerging genres. You can also expand your literary horizons by participation in their annual Read Harder challenge.
- BookTalk.org – An online book club that anyone can join.
- Fantastic Fiction – The best source for finding which book is next in your favourite series.
- GoodReads – Includes reader reviews, trivia, reading lists, etc. You can choose to sign up and share book lists.
- Literature-Map – Type the name of an author you like into this visual book discovery engine and the map displays similar authors.
- LitLovers – This website, created by a former college English instructor, offers a number of valuable literary resources, including reading guides, book club ideas, book reviews, and popular book suggestions.
- Mostly, we eat! – A long-running book club that includes recommended reads and advice on starting a book club.
- ReadingGroupGuides – Find over 4,000 discussion guides and much more on the Reading Group Guides site.
- Whichbook – An unusual method for choosing what to read based on a variety of characteristics such as mood, tone, plot shape, type of main character or settinga.