Book Clubs

Solid State Books hosts multiple book clubs, all free and open to the public and new members. You can find each month’s selections at the front of the store and online, and all selections are sold at a 10% discount until the meeting date. See our events calendar for dates and details about upcoming meetings.

Foreign & Domestic: A Policy Book Club

Foreign & Domestic reads creative non-fiction and fiction selections aimed at inducing thought provoking discussion on current events and policy. Facilitated by Bookseller Chris W. (@cwonrails).

See our events calendar for the details of selection and upcoming meetings.

Knits & Yarns

Knits n' Yarns knitting group is an open group for all bookish fiber artists to discuss works-in-progress, finished objects, and our favorite reads, current reads, and titles for our to-be-read lists. Bring your projects and stories, and join us for Knits n' Yarns.

Knits n’ Yarns meets at the front table every two weeks on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m.

Lit on H Street

This monthly book club is co-founded and moderated by Jamise Harper (@spinesvines) and Lupita Aquino (@lupita.reads) and reads books by women of color. Meetings sometimes feature conversations with the author. A full list of book selections is available here.

See our events calendar for the details of selection and upcoming meetings.

Middle Grade

Our middle reader book club is for readers between 8 and 12 years old. The group will discuss a wide range of books and participants will help to pick a new selection each month. Moderated by bookseller Shayla, who is a middle grade fiction enthusiast and hopes to encourage in young readers the same love of books that she had at their age.

See our events calendar for the details of selection and upcoming meetings.

Music Graphic Novels

Join some rabid fans of music graphic novels and local supporters of Solid State Books in highlighting great American musical acts across the decades. Group meetings often feature YouTube audio clips and lively discussion.

See our events calendar for the details of selection and upcoming meetings.

Poetry

Join bookseller Gwen Hunter to read and discuss selections of classic and contemporary poetry.

See our events calendar for the details of selection and upcoming meetings.

Rorschach Theater’s OTHER PEOPLE’S INK

Read books inspired by the works in Rorschach’s 2018-19 Season.

See our events calendar for the details of selection and upcoming meetings.

Sci-Fi / Fantasy

Led by Sci-Fi and Fantasy enthusiast Lars Dabney.

See our events calendar for the details of selection and upcoming meetings.

Do you want to host your book club in our space?

We’d love for you to host your book club or other small meetup at the front table of our shop. We will make sure that our snacks and beverage fridges are stocked and available for purchase.

Complete our Book Club Proposal Form to start a conversation.