External Book Clubs
The Bookworm has over 100 active registered book clubs and 1,200 active book club members. Book clubs are supported with dedicated staff, special discounts, book club special events, an annual book club open house and special presentations to book clubs by publisher’s representatives.
To receive the book club discount, your Book Club must be active and registered for the year. Registration entails providing The Bookworm in writing the name of your club, addresses and phone numbers of members, and designating someone in the group to act as the contact person. Active means that we have heard from someone in the group during the last three years. Those groups which have not contacted The Bookworm in the last three years or for which we have no recent history will be removed from the book club program.
Book club titles should be reported to The Bookworm at least one month prior to the date the book will be discussed. Many clubs are providing us with a list of titles 3, 6, even 12 months out. To them we say "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!" Having that kind of information helps us better serve you and gets your books into the store in a timely manner. Please be aware that if a club changes a selection after notifying The Bookworm, there is no guarantee that the new book will arrive in time for that month's meeting. Even though we order books three or more times a week, it still takes five to seven business days for the books to land in the store, if the books are in stock.
The book club discount to registered Book Clubs is 20%. The discount is for your book club titles only and does not extend to any non-book club books purchased. Please keep in mind that we cannot offer the 20% discount to short discount books (books we cannot buy at the standard wholesale discount). All "print on demand" titles must be paid for in full when ordering and cannot be returned.
If you would like someone from The Bookworm to present books for your club to consider, just ask. We also encourage you to work with our book club guru, Diana. She is in the store Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and loves to help individuals with their book club selections. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact The Bookworm as we are here to help make your book club experience about enjoying great books, not enduring administrative hassles.
In-House Book Clubs:
The Bookworm offers book clubs that you can attend when the featured books fit your interests and schedule. Readers receive a 20% book club discount on the books selected for discussion. The Bookworm provides facilitators to help lead the discussions. If you have suggestions for groups, or are willing to facilitate discussions, please let us know.
What Makes This a Classic ... group meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
What Are You Reading? (sharing of books by group participants) meets the first Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m.
Biography group reads and discusses biographies of Americans whose reputation has withstood the test of time. The group meets the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.
Wednesday 'Worms Discussion Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Amiable Adult Readers Discussing Books Almost Always Read by Kids (Aardbaark) meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.
Books and Bagels book discussion group meets the second Sunday of each month at 11 a.m.
International Intrigue book discussion group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
As the Worm Turns book discussion group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
World War II @ Night meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
World War II Afternoon discussion group meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 2 p.m.
Crime Through Time book discussion group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
U.S. History book discussion group meets on the fourth Saturday at 10 a.m.