Chapter & Verse

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 4:00-5:00 pm

Nokomis Library
5100 34th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
612-543-6800
Meets 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

Zenith Bookstore
318 N. Central Ave.
Duluth, Minnesota
218-606-1777
meets 3rd Thurs of mo
Meets 6:30-8:00 pm

ONLINE
Feasting on Books

meets via Zoom
on the 3rd Thursday
of the month from
7:00 to 8:30 pm CT

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

We have a closed Facebook group where members communicate about these books and what they're reading.

     

Chapter & Verse Book Clubs

Where, when, and what we're reading

Chapter & Verse is meeting virtually while we're being asked to shelter (and read) at home. Please contact your chapter's facilitator to inquire about the details for your local meeting.

Click here for a list of the books we've read since 2008. Book selections are made by the C&V leader, Nikki Silvestrini, manager at Zenith Bookstore in Duluth, MN.

We encourage you to purchase your Chapter & Verse discussion books via the Zenith Bookstore's online order page. Books are available at a 15% discount.

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

The Most Beautiful Thing18 April 2021:
Chapter & Verse members
meet author Kao Kalia Yang via Crowdcast

Nikki Silvestrini will lead a Q&A session with author Kao Kalia Yang for this book club meeting, beginning at 7:10 pm CST on Sunday, April 18th. All C&V groups are invited. Ask your facilitator for the link and the password or find it on the Chapter and Verse Facebook page.

Some Places More Than Others Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away
19 and 20 May 2021:
Chapter & Verse,
a book club for adults
discussing children's lit

This month, we're reading a novel, Some Places More Than Others by Renee Watson, and a picture book, Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away, written by Meg Medina, illustrated by Sonia Sanchez.

Cemetery Boys Prince & Knight
16 and 17 June 2021:
Chapter & Verse,
a book club for adults
discussing children's lit

This month, we're reading a YA fantasy, Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas, and a picture book, Prince & Knight, written by Daniel Haack, illustrated by Stevie Lewis.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Tar Beach
14 and 15 July 2021:
Chapter & Verse,
a book club for adults
discussing children's lit

This month, we're reading two classics: Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold and From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg.

War and Millie McGonigle Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee
18 and 19 August 2021:
Chapter & Verse,
a book club for adults
discussing children's lit

This month, we're reading two new books published this year: War and Millie McGonigle by Karen Cushman and The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee by Julie Leung

AT EACH LOCATION

Douglas County Library, Alexandria, MN
720 Fillmore, Alexandria, MN 56308 320-762-3014
Bev Dokken is the facilitator for this book club from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Please bring a children's or YA book you've read recently that you'd like to recommend to other book club members.

Feasting on Books Online Chapter
Vicki Palmquist is the facilitator for this group which meets from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month. if you'd like to be a part of this group, please send an e-mail to the facilitator. We'll keep the size of this group to twelve people.

Nokomis Library, Minneapolis, MN
5100 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 612-543-6800
Heidi Hammond leads this book club from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm on the third Thursday of the month, in the Periodicals Room. For our third half hour, bring a children's or YA book you've read recently that you can recommend.

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.

Zenith Bookstore, Duluth, MN
318 North Central Avenue, Duluth, MN, 55807, 218-606-1777. This book club meets from 6:30-8pm, the third Thursday of each month. In addition to discussing the books posted on the Chapter and Verse site for the month, we also discuss other favorite books members are reading.  

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