General Interest Book Club

Jane Gordon-Julien, founder of Candlelight Writing Workshops, moderates this book club, which reads a mix of fiction, non-fiction and classics.  The club currently operates 3 groups, each meeting once per month.  New participants may RSVP by calling the shop at 860.430.6608. Continuing participants should RSVP to Jane. Contact Jane for Zoom meeting details.


All participants in our book clubs, and at all shop events, must adhere to the River Bend Bookshop Code of Conduct.  Contact a staff member with any questions.

The Vanishing Half: A Novel By Brit Bennett Cover Image
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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue By V. E. Schwab Cover Image
Heart Is A Lonely Hunter By Carson McCullers Cover Image
The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) By Sarah M. Broom Cover Image
The Gift of Rain: A Novel By Tan Twan Eng Cover Image
The Friend: A Novel By Sigrid Nunez Cover Image
Calypso By David Sedaris Cover Image
Virgil Wander By Leif Enger Cover Image
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz By Erik Larson Cover Image
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know By Malcolm Gladwell Cover Image