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How to set-up a reading group

From Reading Group Choices: The process can begin by simply asking some people to help organize the first gathering. Address the questions on group composition, reading preferences, selection process, meeting logistics and discussion facilitation early on to create a reading group that is well run, interesting, and rewarding.

Recommended Resources:

The Reading Group Handbook: Everything You Need to Know from Choosing Members to Leading Discussions, Revised Edition by Rachel W. Jacobsohn (Hyperion)

The Book Group Book: A Thoughtful Guide to Forming and Enjoying a Stimulating Book Discussion Group (3e), edited by Ellen Slezak, forward by Margaret Atwood (Chicago Review Press)

For more information go to: Reading Group Choices.

From NRGM partner New Jersey Library Association and New Jersey State Library: National Reading Group Month 2008 Manual (PDF)

The Reading Group Book: The Complete Guide to Starting and Sustaining a Reading Group by David Laskin and Holly Hughes (Plume)

The Book Club Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to the Reading Group Experience by Diana Lovey (Berkley Trade)

Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs by Cindy Hudson (Seal Press)

For more information go to: New Jersey Library Association.

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