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


Dear smv:

There is no plan to put together BCTG for "kids". However, we are making great efforts to always add classics to our line-up of titles. They would certainly be appropriate for teens and high school book groups.

Thank you for providing a great resource!

This is great because one of the great failures for book clubs I have experienced is that getting the number of copies without spending a fortune each month is hard.

Thank you. We look forward to bringing more titles to our book group community and suggestions from are taken seriously.

This is a really good idea!

These have been great for my book group! We currently have the one for Middlesex. Looking forward to the discussion!

this is a great idea!

Would love for you to add The Goldfinch to a Book Clubs to Go kit. Thanks!