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  

Our next book club meets on Wednesday, March 28th at 7pm. Join us to discuss Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

Following the death of Abraham Lincoln’s 11 year-old son, Willie, this novel offers a fanciful portrait of a president haunted by grief. Based on the true historical event of Willie’s death during the first year of the Civil War, Saunders spins a supernatural tale, imagining Lincoln in a strange purgatory – or bardo – struggling over Willie’s soul, along with a motley host of ghosts.


Here’s what’s on deck:


  • April 25th: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  • May 23rd: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
  • June 27th: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward




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!