Book Clubs

Thanks for your interest in Red Balloon Bookshop's Book Clubs! We love talking about books and hope you will join us. Please read about our book clubs below and then visit our Events schedule for upcoming dates, times, and monthly book selections.

Kids Read

Meetings held every 2nd Monday, 6:30-8:00 pm

Hey kids! If you are in 3rd - 4th grade (or have the equivalent reading level) and love to read, you and your favorite grown-up are invited to join the Kids Read Book Club at Red Balloon! Every 2nd Monday you and your grown-up (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc.) will discuss a great book with the group, have snacks, and make new friends. Please call 651-224-8320 or email Kate,, with questions and to sign up.


Girls Read

Meetings held every 4th Monday, 6:30-8:00 pm

Calling all girls in 5th - 7th grade! Grab your mom (or some other book-loving adult) and come to Red Balloon’s Girls (and Moms) Read Book Club. Meet other girls and share the fun of reading. Girls (and Moms) Read meets on 4th Mondays (usually) at Red Balloon. Call the store, 651-224-8320, for more information and to sign up.


Meetings held (mostly) every 3rd Thursday, 7:00-8:00 pm

Attention Boys! If you’re a guy in 5th -7th grade, then you’re welcome to join the Guys Read Book Club at Red Balloon. Every month the group will pick an awesome book to read and talk about. Bring along a male adult. Dad. Brother. Uncle. Cousin. Neighbor. Friend. Etc. (Because believe it or not, they were once boys too!) For more info and to sign up, please call Red Balloon: 651-224-8320.


Meetings held every 3rd Monday, 6:30-8:00 pm

Do you want to read something new? Really new? Not-even-available-to-the-public new? Then join Red Balloon Bookshop’s Teens Read Book Club, open to teens in 8th-12th grade! Every month, each teen participant will select one Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of an upcoming book, write a short review, and come back the next month to talk about it. Other opportunities include planning author events and book parties, volunteering at the store, blogging, and more. Come to hang with friends, eat snacks, and discover your next favorite book!  Questions? Call Red Balloon at 651-224-8320 or email Amy at


Not-So Young Adult Book Club

Meetings held every 1st Monday, 6:30-8:00 pm

Do you find yourself reading books for teenagers even though those years have passed? Do you have a hard time remembering the last adult book you read? You are not alone! Join Red Balloon’s (Not-So) Young Adult Book Club, a group for adults who love Young Adult literature. We’ll meet every 1st Monday and discuss one fantastic, fun YA book a month. All books will be chosen by group members. Book discounts and opportunities such as volunteering at events and reading Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) are available. Embrace your love of YA and join us for laughs, eats, and solidarity! Please email Amy,, with questions and to sign up.


Chapter & VerseCHAPTER & VERSE BOOK CLUB (for adults)
Meetings held every 3rd Thursday, 6:30-8:00 pm

Chapter & Verse is a national book club for children’s literature enthusiasts who wish to discuss children’s and young adult fiction, nonfiction, picture books, and poetry. They meet the third Thursday of every month at Red Balloon and are sponsored by Winding Oak.  For a current list of upcoming book selections, please visit the Chapter & Verse website.