Book Clubs

The Odyssey Bookshop currently hosts five book clubs.

The Open Fiction Book Group reads one paperback novel a month and its discussions are led by local author Ellen Meeropol. The group typically meets the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Starting next month, on February 22, the book group will meet at 6:00 instead of 7:00. Since the store will officially close at 6:00, please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your books. Click here for a listing of dates and books.

The Crime Club reads one paperback mystery a month and its discussions are led by co-owner Neil Novik. The group typically meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m (Starting March 14th, the Crime Club will meet at 6pm). Click here for a listing of dates and books.

The Shakespeare Club reads one play each month and its discussions are led by UMass Professor Arthur Kinney. The group typically meets the third Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances the Odyssey's monthly Shakespeare Club ​meetings will be postponed indefinitely.

Young Adult Book Group for Adults reads one paperback young adult book each month.The discussion will be lead by Ann Childs, a children’s book reviewer for Kirkus Magazine. The club typically meets the second thursday of the month at 6pm.

We are pleased to announce The Active Citizens Book Group! Join us to discuss current affairs in the US and around the world. Future topics will include the environment, racism, economic and gender inequality, and workers' rights. This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month, at 4pm.

 

All groups are open to the public and accepting new members. Book group books are available for purchase in the store and are 20% off for group members. *discount only applied in-store.
Book Group Discounts

The Odyssey offers 20% off book group selections, if you order five or more per title at least two weeks in advance of the date you need them, to be picked up and paid for by one person. The best way to place a book group discount order is to call the Odyssey at 413-534-7307 to speak to one of our booksellers. When the books come in, we’ll call the contact person and place the books behind the counter to be picked up. Please give us plenty of time, so we can have the books available – most groups like to have the books in hand a full month before the meeting at which they’ll be discussed.