St. Louis is a great place for literature. We offer great authors that produce great compositions. Admirers of this great work also love to get together and share, discuss and critique these published writings. Join a book club and socialize while you share your love of good literature.


St. Louis Book Club Meet Up Group

Meet-up groups have been a part of the culture for some time now. And why not? Since we live in an electronic world, why not use it to connect with others of like minds and interests? In St. Louis, there is a St. Louis Book Club Meet Up Group that reaches out to anyone in the region who loves to share a love of reading. The group was founded early in 2007 and now has 468 readers. The membership fee covers meet-ups, of course, to discuss novels, as well as the ability to engage in book swaps and participate in the discussion blog. Membership dues are $11 annually. So, hit the join button and get information on membership to this club.


Left Bank Books
321 N 10th St.
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 367-6731

One of the city’s most popular bookstores is Left Bank Books. It offers several wonderful opportunities for book lovers to engage and share their favorite reading genres. In fact, the store hosts 28 different reading groups and book clubs in the St. Louis area. From fiction, non-fiction and poetry to essays, Left Bank Books wants to be the catalyst in launching your love of reading. When you register with Left Bank Books’ reading clubs, you will receive a 20-percent discount on the book selection of the month. There is no cost to join the book clubs, so don’t be shy. Give the store a call and get to know others in the area who share your love of literature.

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The Members Book Club
St. Louis Art Museum
1 Fine Arts Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 655-5235

The St. Louis Art Museum offers a unique experience for literature lovers who are also excited about reading art-related literature. The Members Book Club is an exclusive club for St Louis Art Museum Members, which meets quarterly to network and share their artistic passions. Club sessions meet on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, and include a guest speaker, discussion and light refreshments. Each session is $10 per person. The next session’s subject is “The Painter’s Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art,” by Hugh Howard, and meets on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 10 a.m.

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Fontbonne University Book Club
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63015
(314) 862-3456

Fontbonne University, in conjunction with KMOX Radio (1120 AM) and radio host Charlie Brennan, brings you an opportunity to engage in rigorous and spirited debate on a variety of views and interests. Each month, KMOX listeners are encouraged to read the featured book and join a discussion with Brennan and the book’s author at the book signing. And while a wide range of topics will be covered, most will be non-fiction features. Past features have included “The Eckert Family Summer Cookbook,” “Dad is Fat” and “Tales from Bellefontaine Cemetery: Movers and Shakers, Scalawags and Suffragettes.”


The Next Chapter Book Club
NCBC Partnership of Greater St. Louis/St. Charles
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-5911

The University of Missouri-St. Louis has partnered with a group of organizations that specialize in working with adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities in order to facilitate the love of reading and discussing literature. Its goal is to provide an engaging setting and develop reading skills at all levels. Members can expect chances to increase literacy and connect socially with the community at the weekly meetings. Meetings are led by students, professionals, people with disabilities and various community members who act as trained volunteers. The locations of meetings are held at different coffee shops, bookstores and cafés to add variety and convenience for attendees, and are free to the public. Contact Deborah Baldini, the program’s coordinator, for further details.

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Lisa Payne-Naeger, a native of the St. Louis area, is a freelance writer, blogger, political activist and a homeschooling mother of two children. Her work can be found at