Book Club Bags

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Book Club Bags were developed just for reading groups—like yours! Each bag contains eight paperback copies of a noteworthy book, along with discussion questions, reviews, an author profile, and other related information. The bags may be checked out for six weeks and are available on the second floor, near the magazines.

Patrons may contact Adult Services to reserve a Book Club Bag:

You may also see which kits are currently available to checkout and place a hold through the catalog.

Here are some other things to know about Book Club Bags:

  • A bag may be checked out for six weeks to a Louisville Library cardholder.
  • Only one bag may be checked out at a time.
  • There are no renewals on a Book Club Bag.
  • There is a$1.00 per day overdue fee for a Book Club Bag
    • bags that are returned incomplete will be assessed a fee of $1.00 per day until all missing items are returned.

  • Replacement cost of an entire bag is $150.
  • Book Club Bags must be returned to the Circulation Desk inside the Library. Please do not put the bags into any of the book drops.


 Titles Currently Available
Benediction, Kent Haruf
  American Creation, Joseph J. Ellis
The Black Tulip, Alexandre Dumas
  Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Atul Gwande
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the
Mark Haddon
  Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason, Russell Shorto
Elegance of the Hedgehog,
Muriel Barbery
  Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon,
Edward Dolnick
Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits,
Laila Lalami
  The Irish Game: A True Story of Crime and Art, Matthew Hart
The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
  Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie, Barbara Goldsmith
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
  The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, Candice Millard
Loving Frank: A Novel, Nancy Horan
  Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, Carlos Eire
Reservation Blues, Sherman Alexie
  The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, Timothy Egan
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See
Things Fall Apart, China Achebe
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Gregory Maguire