Book Club

Looking for a legit book club where people actually talk about the bookJoin us for Collingswood Reads, the Collingswood Public Library’s very own Book Club!

Adults and teens are welcome to gather in the library’s Peter Childs meeting room to discuss the monthly book pick, meet neighbors, and munch on snacks. We read a variety of genres, including mystery, fantasy, historical fiction, and science fiction, not to mention selections from nonfiction. We invite you to come share your thoughts and hear others’ perspectives as well. 

Book Club meets once a month, typically the fourth Wednesday of the month, from 7-8 PM. To check the schedule, which occasionally varies due to holidays, ask our staff or visit the library’s events calendar at  

We will discuss the popular title, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, on Wednesday, January 24th. 

As a former Marine and Yale Law School graduate, Vance offers a powerful account of growing up poor in the Ohio Rust Belt, as well as his family’s roots in Appalachian Kentucky. Hillbilly Elegy is both a moving memoir about his family’s chaotic struggle to achieve upward mobility and a social analysis of white, working-class Appalachians. The book offers a fascinating consideration of class, culture, family, and the American Dream.

Sign up for the Collingswood Reads book club eNewsletter, and we’ll send you 1-2 emails a month to keep you in the loop on upcoming book picks and discussion dates!