Book Clubs to Go

Book Clubs To Go (BCTG) is a service of the Ann Arbor District Library that provides local book clubs with the convenience of complete kits for book discussions. We hope this service will expand the choices and selections for book groups in Ann Arbor, offering popular titles as well as classics and lesser-known works of award-winning authors, fiction and non-fiction, and even some in large print format. A selection of BCTG kits is available at each AADL location.

Click here for a list of all our Book Clubs to Go

Included in each BCTG are:

  • 10 copies of the featured book for discussion (or 10 each of two related titles)
  • 1 copy of movie DVD if available
  • A resource folder containing the following: summary information and reviews of the title(s); author biography; a list of suggested discussion questions and read-alikes; tips for book groups; and evaluation forms so you can let us know what you think of the service.

Each kit circulates for six weeks and may be renewed if there are no outstanding requests. Kits are checked out to one library cardholder representing the book club and can be requested through the online catalog or by calling Material Requests and Renewals at (734) 327-4219.

Tips for leading a great book discussion

More resources for book clubs


Recommendation for book to add: "Healing Hearts: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon" by Kathy Magliato.

Thank you so much for your suggestion. We will certainly add that to our list for consideration.

Jacqueline Sasaki, Librarian

can you put the surrendered by chang rae lee on the book clubs to go?

Thank you for your suggestion.

And how about The Help by Kathryn Stockett (being read by my book group in January 2011)? Thanks.

I highly recommend The Help as well. Everyone in my book club loved it. Another favorite was Those Who Save Us.

Are there any kits for kids books?

This is a great idea! I wish I had more friends in the area so this would be more convenient - I'm in a book club with some friends across different states. There are some great books in these kits, though!!

Dear anekmp:

I am happy to report that a BCTG of The Surrendered is being processed. Look for it in the online catalog very soon.

Dear adimarzo:

I am happy to report that a set of The Help is being processed. Check the online catalog in the next few weeks to place a hold. We are all looking forward to the film adaptation coming this August also. It would be a great book group activity!