While not necessary, it can be fun to add on some extras to your book club.
These can work especially well if you’ve become friends with fellow book club members. They can be as simple as attending a nearby book signing or author appearance, watching the movie adaptation of a book you’ve read, or going to an area book festival. If you’ve got the time and inclination, you could do a literary road trip or visit to a bookish destination.
My book club has an annual retreat, although the location we go to isn’t particularly bookish. We talk books and read though, so it still has a very literary-focus. We’ve daydreamed about going to New York or even overseas some year, and wouldn’t that be a fabulous book club trek?
Crafts & Decorations
Not my forte at all, so I’ll direct you to some inspirational possibilities.
A pinboard filled with bookish decor (many of these pins are also of bookish crafts. The line is thin between crafts and decor at times).
Additional sites with fun bookish gifts include:
And Book Riot pulled together their own gift guide in 2013.
Stay tuned as I’m working on an updated bookish gift guide that I’ll be sharing soon!
This is part of the Booked: Reading Together series. Throughout October, I’m writing all about book clubs.
Check out the archives in case you missed a post.
Previously on The Deliberate Reader
One year ago: The Last Season
Two years ago: 31 Days of More Great Nonfiction: The Girls of Atomic City
Three years ago: 31 Days of Great Nonfiction: Quiet
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Thank you to Sarah Ronk for the craft and necklace photos included in this post!