Local Book Clubs

On the lookout for fellow book enthusiasts to discuss your latest novel? A group to share in your favorite pastime? Look no further than the many local book clubs right here in Springfield.

By Em Blackstone

Apr 2024

Find a local book club to keep you reading.
Photo courtesy ShutterstockFind a local book club to keep you reading.

For the Grown-Ups

Cruel Spring Book Club

Join the Cruel Spring Book Club at Bookmarx (325 E. Walnut St., Springfield) for their monthly gathering from 7–8 p.m. every second Thursday. Immerse yourself in a captivating new book each month until October, when they break for the winter to encourage independent reading.

Books on Tap

Visit Wire Road Brewing (4453 S. Timbercreek Ave, Battlefield) at 7–8 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month. Enjoy the unique experience of sipping on a pint of beer while discussing unconventional and intriguing books.

Books and Boards

Visit the charming Village Meeple (1570 E Battlefield Rd Suite F, Springfield) for board games that pair with the monthly book selection from 6:30–7:30 p.m. the second Thursday every month. Additionally, their VIP club offers quarterly board games nights for families and kids for a small quarterly fee of $65 or annual fee of $199.

Wild Bob’s Musical Book Club

This isn’t your ordinary book club; there’s no sitting and chatting, just letting your creativity take the wheel. Perform a song inspired by the book read during this book club at Lindberg’s Tavern (318 W. Commercial St., Springfield). Follow the Wild Bob’s Musical Book Club on Facebook to keep tabs on when meetings will occur, usually every two months. Indulge on a specially crafted book-inspired cocktail while you enjoy the unique performances and earn a Bookmarx gift card by winning a round of trivia.

TikTok Made Me Read It

Been wanting to try one of the books you see on those lengthy scroll sessions?  Look no further, come to The Library Center (4653 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield) at the end of the month to find your booktok community. The group will meet from 7–8 p.m. to share thoughts on the books you’ve all been wanting to try.

For the Kids

We Love Comics

Calling all 1st through 3rd graders. Come explore the world of comics at 4–5 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. The group will meet at The Library Center. The club is only available during the school months and takes a break during summer.

The YA Book Club

Dive into the extensive world of young adult books every first Thursday of the month from 4–5 p.m. at Ash Grove Branch Library (101 E. Main St., Ash Grove). Join forces with other 15- to 25-year-olds to decide what thrilling young adult book to dive into next.

Bricks and Books Club

Unleash your creativity and join other 3rd through 6th graders to build Legos after reading a great book. Visit the Library Center at 6:30–7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Use the book as your muse and harness your building skills to create with friends.

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