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. NOTE: The Fiction Group will meet one week earlier than usual, on the second instead of third Monday, in August.
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. NOTE: The Crime Club will not meet in August.
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. The Shakespeare Club's June selection is Anthony & Cleopatra, and will be on hiatus for July and August before resuming in September with Midsummer Night's Dream.
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.
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. The Active Citizens Book Group will not meet in July, but will resume in August.
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.