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.

Here’s how we can help:

Choosing a title for your upcoming discussion? Check out these resources:

  • Featured collections on the homepage of our website. These collections are often related to current Library, regional, or national themes, and each collection corresponds to a physical display at the Library.
  • The Colorado State Library Bookclub Resource. Browse the HUNDREDS of book club sets available there, and then request a book club set using our Book Club Request Form. When completing the form, be sure to note that you’re requesting a book club set from the Colorado State Library site.
  • The online resources below, where you can find recommendations based on mood, country, literary prize winners, national surveys, and many other criteria.
  • Ask a librarian! One of our staff may have the perfect recommendation.

Ready to obtain copies of your title? Here’s how:

  • Check our catalog for availability. If you don’t need many copies, or are looking for a variety of formats, this may be the fastest way to get your books.
  • Didn’t find what you were looking for (title, number of copies, formats, etc.)? We may be able to get it from other Colorado libraries! 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 waiting until the buzz dies down.
  • Considering the classics! They’re often easiest to obtain.
  • Checking out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about our resources and process.

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 often 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 lead a book club that welcomes new members, and would like your club to be featured on this page, 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.