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Book Clubs

Current public health recommendations discourage events where people are unable to practice social distancing, though at the moment they are not advising against regular shopping. We are therefore suspending our book clubs for the time being.


Thanks for your interest in Red Balloon Bookshop's Book Clubs! We love talking about books and hope you will join us.

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, and more. Come to hang with friends, eat snacks, and discover your next favorite book! Teens should email Amy at to join. 

Next Meetings: Monday, March 16, 6:30 pm


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 call the store (651-224-8320) to sign up and if you have any questions.

Next Meeting: Monday, April 6, 6:30 pm, discussing The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark.


Club Book: The Book Club RewrittenCLUB BOOK

Red Balloon Bookshop is the official bookseller partner for Club Book, created by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA). Club Book is a unique player on the Minnesota literary events scene. They collaborate with all eight library systems in the seven-county region to pair bestselling and award-winning authors with audiences in all corners of the Twin Cities metro. Whether you live in Maplewood or Minnetonka, and whether you are interested in mysteries, memoirs, or a mix of everything, Club Book has something for you! Join fellow book-lovers to hear incredible visiting authors talk about their work—and, if you feel like it, pick up a copy of the night's book from the Red Balloon table!

Next Meeting: Check the Club Book schedule to find the next event