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July 10, 2024



Hunter’s Classics Book Club

Second Tuesday of the Month @ 7:00 p.m.


A little J.D. Salinger, a little Iris Murdoch, maybe some Olga Tokarczuk — some classics you know, some you may or may not be as familiar with. Hunter makes the selections (he can be controlling that way); all you have to do is read the book and show up.

Tuesday, July 9 – Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett
Tuesday, August 13 – Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe
Tuesday, September 10 – Trust, by Hernan Diaz
Tuesday, October 8 – Turn of the Screw, by Henry James 

There might be beer — classic, of course.

Julie’s Guide to Galaxies and Grimoires

Last Friday of the Month @ 6:30 p.m.


Spaceships, unicorns, and wizards, oh my! There’s a new golden age of genre fiction flooding the shelves and I would love nothing more than to talk about it with other sci-fi/fantasy enthusiasts!
Come join us on the last Friday of each month, at 6:30pm at Beaverdale Books to chat about the pick of the month, debate the merits of lasers versus dragons, and make some nerdy friends.
Selections will run the gamut from  new books to classics; hard sci-fi to cozy fantasy- and everything in between. The goal is to lean more sci-fi on odd months, and fantasy on the even months. The first four books are listed below and available at Beaverdale Books with a discount for club members.

Friday, July 26 – The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (Sci-fi)
Friday, August 30 – The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman (Fantasy)
Friday, September 27 – A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine (Sci-fi)
Friday, October 25 – She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan (Fantasy)

Mystery Book Club

Fourth Tuesday of the Month @ 7:00 pm

This group has been together for over 25 years, moving to Beaverdale Books when Borders Books and Music closed in 2011. New members are always welcome; all you need is a love of mysteries and a burning desire to talk about them with a fun group of folks.

Tuesday, June 25 – Murder in the Parish, by Faith Martin
Tuesday, July 23 – Fortune Favors the Dead, by Stephen Spotswood
Tuesday, August 27 – The Boys of Barlowe Theater, by Jaime Jo Wright
Tuesday, September 24 – TBD Tuesday
Tuesday, October 29 – TBD Tuesday
Tuesday, November 26 – The Edge, by David Balducci
Tuesday, December  ? – Holmes, Marple and Poe, by James Patterson and Brian Sitts

(New members are welcome.)

Beaverdale Book Browsers

Second Thursday of the Month @ 6:30 p.m

The OG Book Club, started in 2006 and going strong! What began as a group of strangers has been a testament to the power of books to bring people together. Selections are eclectic and discussion is lively. Food and wine are part of the fun as well. New members welcome.      

Thursday, July 14 – Horse, by Geraldine Books
Thursday, August 8 – The Four Winds, by Kristin Hannah



Books and Bonbons

Third Thursday of the Month @ 7:00 PM

This smaller, general interest book club keeps its membership low to promote more in-depth and purposeful discussion. Selections encompass a variety of genres.

Check with us to see if the group is at capacity.

Book Club 802

Join this brand-new book club, Book Club 802, hosted by the African American Museum of Iowa.  The club draws its name from Iowa House File 802, legislation which bans Iowa governmental entities — including K-12 schools and public colleges — from teaching “divisive concepts.  As a non-governmental entity, AAMI can continue to talk about race, racism, and systemic oppression, and invites everyone to join in the conversation.

Purchase a copy of the book –at 10% discount–at Beaverdale Books.  Registration preferred, but not required.

Book clubs receive a 10% discount on their selections.

Also, if you’re already part of a book club you can register with us – just let us know your selection each month. We’ll order copies for your club and you’ll receive the discount as well.