Pop-Up Book Groups

Watch a short video about BOOKTHEWRITER’s Pop-Up Book Groups, featuring author Will Schwalbe (THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB)



BOOKTHEWRITER regularly organizes its own “Pop-Up Book Groups”, gatherings with our authors in private homes around the city. Pop-Up Book Groups are small (limited to 20 participants) so that conversation can be relaxed and intimate. We set the author, book, date and time; you sign up on our Eventbrite page. The address will be given to registrants a few days before the book group. Don’t forget to purchase and read the book and come with lots of questions for the author. And bring your copy of the book with you — the author will sign it for you.




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Min Jin Lee discusses her second novel, PACHINKO, with a group on the Upper West Side

Novelist and memoirist Sheila Kohler discusses her memoir ONCE WE WERE SISTERS

Cathleen Schine meets with an Upper East Side group to discuss THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO, BUT THEY DO

Jane Hamilton discusses her novel THE EXCELLENT LOMBARDS in Manhattan

Jane Green talks about her novel FALLING with a group on the Upper West Side

Carole Radziwill visits a Princeton, NJ book group to discuss her novel THE WIDOW’S GUIDE TO SEX AND DATING

Bill Clegg book group

Author and literary agent Bill Clegg discusses his first novel, DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY, with a group of readers on the Upper East Side, December 2015


Novelist and journalist Letty Cottin Pogrebin takes about SINGLE JEWISH MALE SEEKING SOUL MATE, Upper West Side, October 2015



(Above) Author Ilene Beckman (LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE) draws for us at a Pop-Up Book Group on the Upper West Side, February, 2015



Poet and memoirist Tracy K. Smith (ORDINARY LIGHT) at a Pop-Up Book Group in New York City, June 2015