Reading Groups

While collecting books is great fun, knowing what they contain adds a great deal deal to their enjoyment. At Motte & Bailey, we encourage groups of readers to use our facilities to gather and discuss the books they read. We also are willing and able to supply the books you need for your group, new or used, at the best price.

Below you will find links to book clubs we support. If you wish to arrange for your book club or reading group to use our space, please contact us at motte [at] mottebooks [dot] com. We are happy to accommodate groups up to 15 people.

You can always view what books our 4 book group listings are reaading each month by searching with the terms motte & bailey in the upper-right corner search box at the community website arborweb .

History of Science Reading Group
Began March 2010
Meets every 4th Wednesday, 7:30-9 p.m. This group reads books that investigate the history of science from any period. A list of books read is available on the group page linked in the title, as well as those under consideration

Culinary History Reading Group
Began July 2009
Meets every 3rd Wednesday, 7:30-9 p.m. This group reads books that discuss culinary history from any period. A list of books read is available on the group page linked above, as well as books under consideration. 

History of Books and Printing Reading Group
Began October 2001
Meets every 1st Wednesday, 7:30-9 p.m. Covers books on publishing, maps, book arts, printing history, illustrated book, fiction about books and libraries, and related topics. A list of all books read is available on the group page linked above.

History Reader's Group
At Motte & Bailey since February 2004.
Meets ever 2nd Wednesday. Reading list for the year prepared in advance. To find out what the group is reading for it's next meeting, see the Book Events page.
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