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Resources for Book Groups

Are you looking for discussion questions for your book? Do you need some author background or critical essays? These resources will help you find just what you need. If you need more, your librarians are always here to help.


  • HarperCollins Reading Groups

    Includes tips for running book discussion groups as well as a variety of guides by subject including Mother-Daughter and Biography-Memoir.

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  • Literature Resource Center

    Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers. Coverage of 2,000 of the most studied authors.
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  • Novelist Plus

    Helps readers of all ages or those who help readers find fiction and nonfiction books they will enjoy. Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, readalikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.
    *available with a Shaker Library Card

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  • Overbooked

    Provides timely information about fiction (all genres) and readable nonfiction for ravenous and omnivorous readers.

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  • Random House Reader’s Circle

    Offers links to a variety of book discussion guides and author interviews.

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  • Reading Group Choices

    Selecting discussion topics and discussable books for book groups since 1994.

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  • ReadingGroupGuides

    Contains information for book clubs and includes over 3750 reading group guides. Also included are tips on starting a book group and monthly book group hints.

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