We ♥ book clubs!

The Library is here to help your book discussion group find multiple copies of the books you’re reading—and to keep literary discussion thriving in our valley.

It’s as easy as One, Two, or Three!

  • One: Choosing a title for your upcoming discussion? Try out our title selection resources below, and then check our catalog for availability.
  • Two: Didn’t find your title in our collection? See if your title is among the HUNDREDS available through the Colorado State Library (CSL). Browse the CSL site, and then request the book using our Book Club Request Form. Be sure to note that you found the book on the CSL site.
  • Three: Still didn’t find it, or didn’t find enough copies? We may still be able to get it for you. Fill out our Book Club Request Form and we’ll work to obtain what you need. If we weren’t successful, or if we have questions, we’ll follow up with you!

We recommend…

  • Planning ahead. Pick your future titles at least three months in advance.
  • Steering clear of bestsellers due to high demand — or wait until the buzz dies down.
  • Considering the classics! They’re often easiest to obtain.
  • Checking out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Looking for a book club to join?

Library-led book clubs:

  • One Book One Valley: Every January, the Estes Valley celebrates community and literacy by coming together in conversation around a single book.
  • Book Club for Mortals: A book club that explores end-of-life issues with openness, curiosity, compassion, and sometimes humor.

And here are some community book clubs that welcome new members:

  • 1917 Book Club: Sponsored by the Estes Park Museum, this book club explores local titles and authors. Discussions take place every third Wednesday of the month from January through April, from 10-11:30 AM in the Museum Meeting Room. The book club is free and open to the public.
  • Book Broads: Local women’s book club. Email bookbroadsofestes@gmail.com for more information.
  • More coming soon!
    If you’re part of a book club that welcomes new members, please contact us at answers@estesvalleylibrary.org.

Other book club resources

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The 100 List (from PBS’s The Great American Read)
America’s 100 best-loved novels, as chosen in a national survey.

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Monthly book review publication.  All of the content from the print edition is posted here.

Fantastic Fiction
An online catalog of authors and books for those of us who love to read fiction.

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Good Reads’ mission is to help people find and share books they love.

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Lit Lovers
WHAT we read, HOW we read, and HOW we THINK about our reading.

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Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists — FictionGeneral Nonfiction
To learn more about the Pulitzer Prizes, click on ‘About’ on the Pulitzer Prizes home page

Find your next read based on specific characteristics.