Chicago Book Club Roundup – October

October book clubs

October has a lot of great science fiction and fantasy book clubs in and around the city of Chicago, find one that is local to you and join in the discussion. We will continue to provide you with book clubs that make you turn pages well past midnight, discover new worlds, and reunite with old friends.

Thurs. 10/9- Think Galactic: The City & The City by China Mieville 7:30pm @ Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee Ave

Thurs. 10/9- Classic Sci-Fi (Meetup.com): The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury 6:45pm @ Mad River Bar & Grille, 2909 N. Sheffield Ave. Please RSVP by Meetup.

Thurs. 10/9- Forest Park Speculative Fiction: Feed by Mira Grant 7pm @ Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park IL

Mon. 10/13- Chicago Nerd Social Club: The Player of Games by Ian Banks 6:30pm @ Filter Cafe, 1373 N. Milwaukee Ave

Tues. 10/14- Open Book Club. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (also the “One Book One Chicago” selection for the Chicago Libraries; see below) 6pm @ Open Books, 213 W. Institute Place

Thurs. 10/16- Western Suburban SF (Meetup.com): Chasm City by Alistair Reynolds 7pm @ TBD. Typically at a restaurant in the greater Oak Park area. Please RSVP by Meetup.

Sat. 10/18- Chicago Speculative Fiction Community: Primary Inversion by Catherine Asaro 2pm @ Oak Park Public Library (2nd floor reading room), 834 Lake St, Oak Park IL

Wed. 10/22- Weird & Wonderful Book Club: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell 7pm @ City Lit Books, 2523 N. Kedzie Blvd

Sat. 10/25- Phandemonium West: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 1pm @ Blue Box Cafe, 176 E. Chicago St., Elgin IL

Mon. 10/27- Fantasy & Science Book Club: The Martian by Andy Weir 6:30pm @ Blackstone Public Libary, 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue

Wed. 10/29- Never Too Old (YA for Adults): The Diviners by Libba Bray 8pm @ The Book Cellar, 4736 N Lincoln Ave

“One Book One Chicago” for 2014 happens to be a novel that has a lot to do with comics & superheroes, among other things! The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon. Tues. 10/7- South Shore Library. 6:30pm @ 2505 E. 73rd Street Thurs. 10/9- Harold Washington Library. Discussion with author Michael Chabon. 6pm @ 400 S. State Street Thurs. 10/9- Lincoln Park Adult Contemporary Book Club. 6:30pm @ Lincoln Park Library, 1150 W. Fullerton Avenue Sat. 10/11- Albany Park Libary. 2pm @ 3401 W. Foster Avenue Fri. 10/17 Brighton Park Library. 10am @ 4314 S. Archer Avenue. Sat. 10/18- Merlo Library. 2pm @ 644 W. Belmont Avenue. Sat. 10/25 Daley/Humboldt Library. 2pm @ 733 N. Kedzie Avenue Tues. 10/28 West Belmont Library. 6:30pm @ 3104 N. Narragansett Avenue Wed. 10/29 Edgebrook Library. 6:30pm @ 5331 W. Devon Avenue

Special thanks to Jake Casella for putting this list together.

One Response to Chicago Book Club Roundup – October

  1. John Lodder says:

    Thanks for the pingback!

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