Book Club in a Box

An All-in-One Check-Out for Book Clubs

Image representing Book Club in a Box Book Club in a Box provides an all-in-one check-out for book clubs, with everything in one bag that book clubs need for a great discussion. These are an excellent resource for your book group!

In each box you will find

  • 10 copies of the book
  • A binder full of information about the author, discussion questions, reviews, interviews and more

How to Check Out a Book Club in a Box

  • Boxes are stored at the Main Library, First Floor Page Desk. If the catalog says “Check Shelf,” please ask Page Desk staff to retrieve it for you.
  • You may place a hold on a specific Book Club in a Box title in the catalog and request to pick it up from any library location.
  • The loan period is 6 weeks and the box may be renewed up to 3 times if there are no existing holds.
  • Two boxes may be checked out at any one time
  • The box will be checked out on the library card of the person picking up the box. That person is responsible for the return of the box and all of its contents.

Returning the Boxes

  • Carefully check contents before returning the box.
  • Boxes must be returned by handing them to a staff member at any SFPL location
  • Do not put boxes in a bookdrop.
  • Late fees are the same as for a book. See Fines and Fees for more information.
  • Replacement cost of an entire Book Club in a Box is fair market value, not to exceed $150
  • The replacement charge for individual items in the box will include actual cost of the item.

Available Book Club Titles

Alive in Necropolis book coverAlive in Necropolis
Doug Dorst
Image representing cover of All We Ever Wanted Was EverythingAll We Ever Wanted Was Everything
Janelle Brown
Image representing cover of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food LifeAnimal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Barbara Kingsolver
Image representing cover of The Bonesetter's DaughterThe Bonesetter’s Daughter
Amy Tan
 California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix
Joe Mathews and Mark Paul
This Book Club in a Box is offered in partnership with the League of Women Voters of California
Image representing cover of Cane RiverCane River
Lalita Tademy
Image representing cover of The Complete PersepolisThe Complete Persepolis
Marjane Satrapi
Image representing cover of The Confessions of Max TivoliThe Confessions of Max Tivoli
Andrew Sean Greer
Image representing cover of The Devil's TeethThe Devil's Teeth
Susan Casey
Image representing cover of Fun HomeFun Home
Alison Bechdel
Image representing cover of The History of LoveThe History of Love
Nicole Krauss
Image representing cover of The Hummingbird's DaughterThe Hummingbird's Daughter
Luis Alberto Urrea
Image representing cover of IntuitionIntuition
Allegra Goodman
Image representing cover of The Kite RunnerThe Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini
Book coverLittle Brother
Cory Doctorow
Image representing cover of Never Let Me GoNever Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro
Image representing cover of Out Stealing HorsesOut Stealing Horses
Per Petterson
Image representing cover of Snow Flower and the Secret FanSnow Flower and the Secret Fan
Lisa See
Image representing cover of Then We Came to the EndThen We Came to the End
Joshua Ferris
Image representing cover of West of Kabul, East of New YorkWest of Kabul, East of New York
Tamim Ansary
Image representing cover of When the Emperor Was DivineWhen the Emperor Was Divine
Julie Otsuka
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