Unabridged Book Clubs

Led by our staff of booksellers, the book clubs at Unabridged Bookstore meet once each month to discuss a new book. There's no membership requirement, just grab a copy of the current selection and join us for friendly discussion! Click the banners below for more info about each meeting.
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A reading group focusing on literature through a queer lens, hosted monthly at Chicago’s premier bookstore for the LGBTQ community. Alternating between the “classics” of gay fiction and contemporary, historically underrepresented voices, we read to explore queer experience across literary genres and eras! For questions about this club, email us here!


*A club for all things speculative – from Science Fiction, to Fantasy, and maybe even a pinch of Horror*
Join us each month for a serious discussion of cool speculative works, or to just geek out over the pewpewlaserbeam! From cutting edge to classics, the goal is to have fun and explore as far as exploration will go! For questions about this club, email us here!


Join our Fiction Book Club in a monthly meeting to discuss a wide array of literary fiction. With an eclectic mix of authors, themes, periods, and styles, this group will explore both classic and contemporary literature. For questions about this club, email us here!


Introducing our newest reading group: The Horror Book Club! While we will engage in our discussions with respect and sensitivity, the nature of the books chosen for this reading group may not suite all interests and tastes - reader beware, and enter at your own risk!. For questions about this club, email us here!


Join us for the first meeting of our newest book club! The Reading is Resistance Book Club is a reading group dedicated to new books and classic texts that are relevant for one to remain informed and engaged. For questions about this book club, click here to email us.