Local Book Clubs

With a new year around the corner, join in with the millions making the classic resolution to hit the books.

By Stephanie Towne Benoit

Dec 2016

Find a local book club to keep you reading.

Books You Always Meant to Read 

Make up for all of the reading assignments you completed only because you skimmed the SparkNotes with this club dedicated to literary classics. 

When: 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month

Where: Harrison Room at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield

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Donuts & Death 

If you love a horror flick that makes your hair stand on end, this spooky book club is for you. Held at Hurts Donut, this monthly meetup focuses on creepy classics and new nail-biters. 

When: 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month

Where: Hurts Donut, 320 Park Central West, Springfield

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BookMarx Book Club

The selections in the book shop’s monthly book club typically relate to current events and timely themes. Expect to read a vast range of genres, including biography, thrillers, bestsellers and beyond. (The shop also has a ladies-only group featuring graphic novels.)

When: 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month

Where: BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Springfield

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Wild Bob’s Musical Book Club

The club chooses a book every month, and then a group of musicians write and perform new songs based upon the chosen tome at a monthly literary-inspired concert, which you can attend as a spectator or performer (it’s $5 at the door). There are mid-concert trivia games, so be sure to read that month’s selection beforehand. To perform a song, fill out the contact form at

When: 6:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month 

Where: Lindberg’s Tavern, 318 W. Commercial St., Springfield

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