Weekly, monthly, virtual and in-person meets in the UK and US – these are a few awesome sci-fi book clubs in October to check out near you
From Pennsylvania to Michigan, Virginia to DC, Lymington and Winchester in the UK, New Mexico to North Carolina in the US. These are a few of the best sci-fi book clubs in October 2023.
Complete with dates, contacts, info and links, so you can find a group of science fiction friends you feel right at home with…
Awesome Sci-Fi Book Clubs in October 2023 (Near You)
Flyleaf SciFi & Fantasy Book Club
Chapel Hill North Carolina US, 6 October 2023
Join in on the first Friday of every month, either virtually or in person at 6 pm or 7 pm respectively, for captivating roundtable discussions in the realms of science fiction and fantasy. Explore topics like tomorrow’s A.I. dilemmas, worldbuilding, and trolley memes, and celebrate your favourite authors. All are welcome, and there’s no need to RSVP for the Flyleaf Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club.
Type In-person and Virtual When 6 October 2023 at 6pm (in-person), 7pm (virtual) Where Flyleaf Books, 752 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US | More info
ABQ Graphic Novel Book Club
Albuquerque US, 7 October 2023
Discover the captivating world of graphic novels in Albuquerque, New Mexico. On the first Saturday of every month at 2:00 PM, the club meets at Juan Tabo Public Library. The club celebrates the diverse universe of graphic novels, from superheroes to memoirs, where words and images unite to tell compelling stories. Whether a seasoned fan or new to this medium, all are welcome to share in the excitement of visual storytelling at the ABQ Graphic Novel Book Club.
Type In-person When 7 October 2023 at 2pm Where Juan Tabo Public Library, 3407 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, US | More info
Ferndale Science Fiction Book Club
Michigan US, 11 October 2023
Join the Ferndale Science Fiction Book Club! We gather on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, offering both in-person and virtual attendance via Zoom. Dive into the captivating world of science fiction, explore a diverse range of titles encompassing hard and soft sci-fi, epic space operas, speculative fiction, dystopian futures, cyberpunk, steampunk, and everything in between.
Type In-person or virtual (choice) When 11 October 2023 at 6:30pm Where Ferndale Area District Library, 222 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale, Michigan, US | More info
Droids & Dragons Book Group
Albuquerque US, 16 October 2023
Dive into the captivating world of genre literature with this dynamic group. They discuss books in-depth, exploring their strengths, unique themes, and overall impact. Book selections are chosen collectively, ensuring variety. (Members receive a 20% discount on discussion books at local Page One Books.) Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, usually at Jason’s Deli.
Type In-person When 16 October 2023 at 7:30pm Where Jason’s Deli, 2105 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, US | More info
Waterstones The Brooks Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club
Winchester UK, 18 October 2023
Meeting every six weeks in their spacious Brooks Centre shop, this welcoming club invites all, whether newcomers or seasoned enthusiasts, to explore the worlds of science fiction and fantasy. Gather on Wednesdays at 6:30pm through the street-level doors on Middle Brook Street and embark on extraordinary literary journeys.
Type In-person When 18 October 2023 at 6:30pm Where Waterstones bookstore at The Brooks Shopping Centre, Winchester SO23 8QY, UK | More info
The Novel Neighbor Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club
St Louis Missouri US, 18 October 2023
Join this group in St. Louis, Missouri, every third Wednesday at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome! Dive into the captivating worlds of science fiction and fantasy, share your insights, and become part of a vibrant community that celebrates imagination and adventure.
Type In-person (separate online option avail) When 18 October 2023 at 7pm Where The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri, US | More info
Watch The Skies Book Club
Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania US, 25 October 2023
Discover Watch the Skies Book Club, a gathering of seasoned sci-fi fans eager to discuss books, concepts, and all things non-reality. Dive into conversations about the future, sorcery, aliens, and more. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm.
Type In-person When 25 October 2023 at 7pm Where Simpson Library, 16 N Walnut St, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, US | More info
Quail Ridge Books Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club
Raleigh North Carolina US, 26 October 2023
Meeting on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7pm, this club delves into a diverse selection of science fiction and fantasy books, both for adults and young adults. With a focus on diverse characters and award-winning works, the club welcomes readers over the age of 15 to join their engaging discussions and explore the imaginative realms of speculative fiction.
Type In-person When 26 October 2023 at 7pm Where Quail Ridge Books, North Hills 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh, North Carolina, US| More info
Old Town Books Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club
Alexandria Virginia US, 27 October 2023
Immerse yourself in the captivating worlds of science fiction and fantasy with our free and open-to-all gatherings. While purchasing the featured book at Old Town Books is optional, your support helps sustain the literary community, and you’ll enjoy a 10% discount on the discussion book. Explore limitless realms of imagination and connect with fellow enthusiasts.
Type In-person When 27 October 2023 at 7pm Where Old Town Books, 130 S Royal St, Alexandria, Virginia, US | More info
Solid State Books Sci-Fi / Fantasy Book Club
Washington DC, 31 October 2023
Join Sci-Fi and Fantasy enthusiasts Erin Guthrie and Co. on the last Tuesday of every month as they embark on literary journeys to distant galaxies and magical realms. To become a member and receive updates on their reading selections, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org. New members are welcome – it’s free and open to all (you even get a 10% discount on selected books).
Type In-person When 31 October 2023 at 7pm Where Solid State Books, 600 H Street, NE, Washington DC, US | More info
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