Our Book Groups

We host a few book groups here monthly, and are additionally associated with many more. Check out below some books our groups have recently picked. Members of groups meeting at the Bookloft, can find our book group guidelines here.

Have your own book group already? Order your group's books with us and receive a 15% discount on all copies of book group picks!

Read books and learn a thing or two; meet people and make a friend or two; maybe have a glass of wine and eat a snack or two. Get out and enjoy great books!

Anyone at the store can take your group's book orders, but feel free to contact tim@thebookloft.com for specific Book Group inquiries.

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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101947869
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Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

Bring your sweet tea out to the porch and settle in for the strange-but-true chronicle of "the Reverend," a series of mysterious deaths in 1970s Alabama, and how Harper Lee tried for decades to turn it into the next true-crime literary phenomenon.

Told in three parts, Casey Cep's book expertly organizes the facts of the legal case, the relevant characters, and - (finally!) in part 3 - Harper Lee's interest in the case. That final third of the book is the capstone of a grand achievement. It's a truly fascinating mini-biography and comprehensive behind-the-scenes journey from To Kill A Mockingbird's success to Lee's next great literary endeavor that never came to be. 

I really can't decide which is more fascinating: the voodoo-rumors and mysterious, unproven murders; or the vexing reasons for decades of writer's block and the pressure, whether real or imagined, after having written one of the best selling books of the century.

Casey Cep has written the perfect "nonfiction novel" (to use the nonsensical term Truman Capote coined while writing In Cold Blood with Harper Lee and thus forever changing the true-crime world) for your group to dive into and discuss. The legal drama is gripping, and the murders full of enough conjecture and rumors to let your group dissect plenty of theories. This book is even more perfect if your group read Go Set A Watchman, 2015's dubious follow-up to Mockingbird. The final third of Furious Hours sheds plenty of light on the murky origins and mysteries surrounding the publication of Watchman, and you'll be pleasantly enlightened by Cep's honest and engaging analysis of Lee's world.

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062300546
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Published: Harper - June 28th, 2016

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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812981223
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 30th, 2010

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594631740
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Riverhead Books - October 20th, 2015

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780770436421
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Published: Hogarth - February 4th, 2014

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Americanah Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307455925
Availability: Backordered
Published: Anchor - March 4th, 2014

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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal Cover Image
By Ben Macintyre, John le Carré (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780804136655
Availability: Backordered
Published: Broadway Books - May 12th, 2015

The Circle Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345807298
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Published: Vintage - April 22nd, 2014

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
By Michelle Alexander, Cornel West (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781595586438
Availability: Out of Print
Published: New Press - January 16th, 2012

Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804170024
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - April 28th, 2015

Just Kids Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060936228
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Published: Ecco - November 2nd, 2010

Everything I Never Told You: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143127550
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015