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About Book Clubs

Mystery Lovers Bookshop presently sponsors seven book clubs that meet regularly in the cafe that is in the center of the store.  Coffee, tea and cold drinks may be purchased.  Most groups are open to any interested mystery reader or someone interested in reading more fiction and sharing with others.  Each group makes all book selections with suggestions from staff when requested. One person in each group sends out reminders and updates via e-mail or snail mail when needed.  Reading lists may also be found on the website.

All the groups have met in the store for ten years or more and welcome new members at any time.  Sharing good food, conversation and a love or reading enhances the discussions.  Usually, one person is responsible for any back-story about the author and the book.

Several times during the year authors who Mystery Lovers staff feels may perk interesting discussions are invited to dinner.  Mostly, these are touring authors that are sent to the store as part of a national book tour.  These nights can be open to all groups and a catered dinner is served.  Some recent nights have included buffets from Girasole in Shadyside, Big Burrito and Istanbul Grille.  This is a chance to get to know an author in an intimate setting and to often bring a guest and/or wine.

Have your book club meeting in our store

We also invite existing book clubs to have a meeting in our store.  We would be happy to suggest an appropriate mystery for that month’s meeting.  We can provide lunch or dinner by special arrangement with your meeting along with a talk on a mystery topic.  Please give us a call if you are interested at 412-828-4877 or 888-800-6078.

Based on our experience with reading groups, we've compiled some suggestions for a successful book club; we hope you find them helpful. 

Buy your book club books at MLB

We'd love to be the supplier of books to your book club.  If you're like many book clubs that pick six months or a year's worth of books we'd be happy to order the correct number of each title and we'll give you a 20% discount as well.  Just give us a call at 412-828-4877 or 888-800-6078 and we'll arrange everything.  We'll even give you an accounting of how much each person owes and ship all to one home address.

A.M. Book Club

The A.M. Book Club is our newest group. They read all varieties of fiction and non-fiction including some mystery as well. Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Second Monday Mystery Lovers

The Monday Mystery Book Club meets at 6:00 PM on the second Monday of each month.  A dinner order of each member’s choice is ordered from a local restaurant is placed at 6:00.  Our student bookseller and staff provide service, so the members can sit back and enjoy.  The club is open to anyone with an interest in mystery books.

Second Thursday Book Club

The Thursday Mystery Book Club meets at 6:30 on the second Thursday of each month.  A dinner order of each members choice is ordered from a local restaurant is placed at 6:30.  Our student bookseller and staff provide service, so the members can sit back and enjoy.  The club is open to anyone with an interest in mystery books.

Friday Noon Discussion Group

The Friday Noon Discussion Group meets at noon on the last Friday of each month.  The club is open to anyone with an interest in mystery.

History Mystery Book Club

The History Mystery Book Club meets at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of each month.  No dinner or dessert is served.  The club is open to anyone with an interest in historical mystery.

The Eclectic Book Club

As the name implies, the Eclectic Book Club reads a variety of books from mystery to science fiction to literature.  Regular meetings are on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30.  A dinner order of each members choice is ordered from a local restaurant is placed at 6:30.  Our student bookseller and staff provide service, so the members can sit back and enjoy.

Women Lawyers Mystery Book Club

The Women Lawyers Mystery Book Club meets at 6:30 pm on the first Tuesday of each month.  A dinner order of each members choice is ordered from a local restaurant is placed at 6:30.  Our student bookseller and staff provide service, so the members can sit back and enjoy.  The club is open to any woman attorney with an interest in mysteries.  Often an author provides a special talk and the evening is eligible for CLE credit.

 

 


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