Book Groups

Interested in joining a book group? Tufts Library runs a Fiction Book Group and a Nonfiction Book Group for adults. In the weeks leading up to each meeting, copies of the books will be available for checkout at the circulation desk at Tufts Library. You can also request books through the library catalog.

Find meeting information and  our book group guidelines below.

Name: Fiction Book Club for Adults
Meets: 7:00-8:00 PM 2nd Monday of the month 
Leader/contact: Janet Gallagher (
Group statement: We read a variety of fiction books as chosen by the leader. 

Name: Nonfiction Book Group for Adults
Meets: 7:00-8:00 PM 4th Monday of the month 
Leader/contact: Jennifer Woodward (
Group statement: We read non-fiction books focused on a one theme per year. The theme for September 2023-April 2024 is the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Name: Book Chat!
Meets: 10:00-11:00 AM 1st Thursday of the month from September through May
Leader/contact: Jennifer Woodward (
Group statement: Book Chat is not a book club, it's a place to talk about our favorite books and authors, why we love reading, hot new releases, and more! Share your reads and listen to picks and pans of this avid group of readers.

Book Group Guidelines: 
We created the following guidelines in order to conduct successful book group meetings while at the same time fostering a welcoming environment for all participants. 

  • This is a book group – we can have fun!
  • Please listen to everybody’s comments. Be respectful, especially when listening to or offering a different opinion.
  • Everyone will get a chance to speak. 
  • Allow others to share their input by not monopolizing the conversation. Stay on topic. 
  • Refrain from making comments that are overtly judgmental of any one group based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, etc.
  • Inappropriate behavior and/or language will not be tolerated.