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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. 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. 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.
Not Yo Momma's Teen Book Club reads a paperback young adult book each month. The club alternates between fantasy, dystopian future, realistic fiction, mystery, action, graphic novels, historical and sci-fi books. The discussion is lead by the head of the Odyssey's children's deptartment and members of the South Hadley Youth Commission. The club typically meets the last thursday of the month at 6pm. (1st meeting May 30th at 6:30pm)
Young Adult Book Group(for Adults) reads one paperback young adult book each month.The discussion will be lead by Hannah Moushabeck, the Odyssey’s children’s department’s director and Ann Childs, a children’s book reviewer for Kirkus Magazine. The club typically meets the second thursday of the month at 6pm.
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.
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.