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Book Club in a Bag

A Book Club in a Bag contains everything your book group needs to enjoy reading and discussing your next book. Unless otherwise noted in the catalog, each adult fiction and nonfiction kit contains 10 copies of a title. Children's kits contain 12 copies of a title.

View a printable list of titles or View title summaries
View additional titles available from other Black Gold libraries
Print a blank checkout list for your book club

Looking for a book club? Join one of the clubs hosted by Central Library.

*newest titles

Adult Fiction Adult Nonfiction Children's Titles
America's First Daughter
Another Brooklyn
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats 
Behold the Dreamers
Big Little Lies
The Book of Speculation
Call Me By Your Name
The Chaperone
Circling the Sun
Crazy Rich Asians
Death with Interruptions
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Exit West

Fates and Furies
*The Fifth Season

The Girls
The Girl You Left Behind
The Handmaid’s Tale
*The Hate U Give

Into the Beautiful North
The Japanese Lover
The Kitchen House
The Leavers

A Man Called Ove
Manhattan Beach

A Manual for Cleaning Women
My Brilliant Friend
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Nightingale
On Chesil Beach

Ready Player One
Rules of Civility
*Salt Houses
The Sellout
The Signature of All Things
Sing, Unburied, Sing
Station Eleven
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
A Tale for the Time Being
*The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
The Turner House

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
West of Sunset
What is Yours is Not Yours
*What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky

Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Barbarian Days
Becoming Nicole
Being Mortal
The Big Burn
The Boys in the Boat
Deep Down Dark
Empty Mansions

H is for Hawk
Hidden Figures
*How to Change Your Mind
*A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea 

Just Mercy
Killers of the Flower Moon
Lab Girl
The Power of Meaning
*Pure Land
*Tears We Cannot Stop
*Tell Me How It Ends
*The Best We Could Do

The Wright Brothers
Artemis Fowl
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Brown Girl Dreaming
The Cabinet of Wonders
Dead End in Norvelt
Doll Bones
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
The False Prince
From the Mixed-up Files...
The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland...
I am Malala
The Mysterious Benedict Society
One Crazy Summer
Out of My Mind
Return to Sender
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
A Snicker of Magic
A Tale Dark and Grimm
Turtle in Paradise
The Westing Game
When You Reach Me
Zombie Baseball Beatdown



Borrowing Policy

  • Any patron of the Black Gold Library System or a member library may borrow a kit. Kits from other library branches may be transferred for pickup at the patron’s home library.
  • Requests for kits may be made through the library catalog or through library staff by phone 805-962-7653, email, or in person. Kits are held for pickup for 7 days.
  • The kit will be checked out on the library card of the person picking up the bag. That patron is completely responsible for the bag and all of its contents.
  • The loan period is 6 weeks. Overdue fines of $.25 a day/$8 maximum will apply to kits returned after the due date.  
  • Kits may not be renewed.
  • Check contents before returning the kit. The replacement cost of an entire kit depends on the cost of each unit in the kit.
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2019
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