Book Clubs

Not to put too fine a point on it, book discussions are our favorite. City Lit's book clubs are a vital part of the store, and you're welcome to join! Our clubs have been meeting virtually through the pandemic, but many are returning to in-person meetings as the situation in Chicago improves. You can see upcoming selections on our calendar of events. Please email us at if you need any more info. If you're interested in starting a book club, let us know!


An Anglophile book club, for Brit Lit lovers of all ages and eras. Meets at 6:30pm on the first Wednesday of the month.

Anti-Colonial Book Club

Interrogating America’s current colonial holdings. Meets at 6:30pm on the second Thursday of the month.


Join us for Anthropocene: an ecological book club! Hosted by our bookseller Jessie, we will be reading & discussing books that relate to all things nature, the climate crisis, eco-poetry and more! Meets at 6:30pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Chicago Nerd Social Club

City Lit is proud to host CNSC's science fiction and fantasy club! Find out more about CNSC on their website or Facebook group. Meets virtually at 6:30pm on the 2nd Monday of the month.

On Earth We're Briefly Gay

A queer book club! Meets at 6:30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Weird & Wonderful

City Lit's longest-running club, celebrating the weird and wonderful: science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, meta-fiction, magical realism, and genres otherwise strange. Meets at 6:30pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month.