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Chapter & Verse is a national book club for children's literature enthusiasts in their communities who wish to discuss children's and young adult fiction, nonfiction, picture books, and poetry.

These clubs can take place at independent bookstores or public libraries, or a meeting space of your choice.

CURRENT CHAPTERS:

MASSACHUSETTS
Stevens Mem. Library
345 Main Street
N. Andover, MA 01845
meets 3rd Thurs of mo
978-688-9505

MINNESOTA
Douglas Co Library
720 Fillmore
Alexandria MN 56308
320-762-3014
meets 3rd Wed of mo
Meets 4:00-5:30 pm

Bookstore at Fitger's
600 E Superior St
Duluth, Minnesota
218-727-9077
meets 3rd Thurs of mo
Meets 6:30-8:00 pm

Addendum Books
478 Cleveland Ave S
Saint Paul MN 55105
651-330-3096
meets 3rd Thurs of mo
Meets 6:00-7:30 pm

West Metro
Plymouth Library
15700 36th Ave N
Plymouth, Minnesota
612-543-5825
meets 3rd Thurs of mo
Meets 7:00-8:30 pm

NEW MEXICO
Socorro Public Library
401 Park
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1114
meets last Fri of mo
Meets 2:00-3:30 pm

VERMONT
Flying Pig Bookstore
5247 Shelburne Rd
Shelburne, Vermont
802-985-3999
meets 3rd Wed of mo
Meets 6:30-8:00 pm

WISCONSIN
Redbery Books
43455 Kavanaugh Rd
715-798-5014
Cable, Wisconsin
meets 3rd Wed of mo
Meets 4:30-6:00 pm

Let us know that you are beginning your own chapter so we can supply you with information before your meetings.

Then, take a photo or a video during your book club, send us a caption, and let us know what your chapter thought about the books: we'll post them on these pages about Chapter & Verse.

   

Chapter & Verse currently has 8 editions, each co-sponsored by the hosting location and Winding Oak. Locations and meeting times can be found in the list in the left column.

Join us! This is one of the best book clubs in which you'll ever take part. Friendly, welcoming ... and we all love to read books written for children and teens. There's always room in the circle for another book club member.

Click here for full details about each location. Click here for a list of the books we've read since 2008.

Wish to begin your own Chapter & Verse book club? Let us know and we'll provide discussion questions and suggestions for your meetings.

19 and 20 July 2017
Framed!   Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe
19 and 20 July 2017:
Chapter & Verse,
a book club for adults
discussing children's lit

It's a mystery! We're reading two mysteries this month, one for middle grade readers and the other a chapter book. Framed! by James Ponti (Aladdin, 2016) is a fast-paced thriller starring Florian Bates, who believes in the Theory of All Small Things (TOAST) but is confronted with a mystery on a grand scale. In Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe by Tricia Springstubb (Candlewick, 2016), we find a community of friends and family with Cody at the center. A philosopher at heart, her quirky and perceptive musings on life and her highly developed curiosity lead her to solving her own mysteries.

16 and 17 August 2017
Real Friends   Snow White
16 and 17 August 2017:
Chapter & Verse,
a book club for adults
discussing children's lit

This is traditionally our graphic novel discussion month. We're choosing to read two middle grade graphic novels (although part of our discussion about Snow White will be placing it in an age range of readers). Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham have teamed up for Real Friends (First Second, 2017), a story about what really matters in the friends you choose. Matt Phelan's Snow White (Candlewick, 2016) is a re-telling of the familiar fairy tale with a film noir setting and a 1920s Broadway storyline.

20 and 21 September 2017
The Hate U Give   Life in a Fishbowl   Bull
20 and 21 September 2017:
Chapter & Verse,
a book club for adults
discussing children's lit

This month we'll begin our reading of potential ALA Award winners for our Mock Award discussions. We'll begin in September with Michael Printz Award contenders. One book we'll be reading is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. We'll announce the other two books shortly.

Vincent and Theo   One Last Word   Can an Aardvark Bark?
18 and 19 October 2017:
Chapter & Verse,
a book club for adults
discussing children's lit

This month we'll read three Robert F. Sibert Award contenders, to be announced.

Beyond the Bright Sea   See You in the Cosmos   Midnight Without a Moon
15 and 16 November 2017:
Chapter & Verse,
a book club for adults
discussing children's lit

This month we'll read three Newbery Award contenders, to be announced.

All Ears, All Eyes   The Secret Project   Mighty Moby
20 and 21 December 2017:
Chapter & Verse,
a book club for adults
discussing children's lit

This month we'll read three Caldecott Medal contenders, to be announced.

AT EACH LOCATION

Addendum Books, Saint Paul, MN
478 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul MN 55105, 651-330-3096
Heidi Hammond leads this book club from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on the third Thursday of the month. Please join this congenial group (we're also book-themed foodies). For our last half hour, please bring a children's or YA book you've read recently that you'd like to recommend to the book club.

The Bookstore at Fitger's, Duluth, MN
600 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN, 218-727-9077
Author Linda Glaser leads this book club from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on the third Thursday of every month. Please call The Bookstore at Fitger's to have them save you a chair. For our last half hour, please bring a children's or YA book you've read recently that you'd like to recommend to other book club members.

Douglas County Library, Alexandria, MN
720 Fillmore, Alexandria, MN 56308 320-762-3014
Joan Larson is the facilitator for this book club from 4:00 to 5:30 pm on the third Thursday of the month. For our last half hour, please bring a children's or YA book you've read recently that you'd like to recommend to other book club members.

The Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, VT
5247 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482, 802-985-3999
Proprietor and author Elizabeth Bluemle leads this book club on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. For our last half hour, please bring a children's or YA book you've read recently that you'd like to recommend to other book club members. The Flying Pig offers a 20% discount on book club books to book club members.

Redbery Books, Cable, WI
42785 Hwy 63, PO Box 460, Cable, WI, 715-798-5014
Proprietor Bev Bauer, a former media specialist, leads this book club on the third Wednesday of each month, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Please contact the store to let them know you'll be attending Chapter & Verse. For our last half hour, please bring a children's or YA book you've read recently that you'd like to recommend to the book club. 10% off your purchase on the day of the Book Club.

Socorro Pubic Library, Socorro, NM
401 Park, Socorro, NM, 575-835-1114
Youth Services librarian Britta Herweg-Samuels is the discussion leader at this library on the last Friday of every month, meeting at 2:00 pm. Please contact Britta Herweg-Samuels so they can save you a chair.

Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA
345 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845, 978-688-9505
The moderator is Russell Perry. You are welcome at the library on the third Thursday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. If you have questions, Russell will be happy to answer them.

West Metro, Plymouth, MN
Plymouth Library, 15700 36th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55446, 612-543-5825. Vicki Palmquist leads this book club from 6:30 to 8:00 pm during the winter months, January, February, and March, and 7:00 to 8:30 pm the rest of the year. We meet on the third Thursday of each month. During our last half-hour, please bring the children's or teen book you are currently reading.

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