Definition of book club in English:

book club


  • 1

    ‘I chose this novel for our book club but was a little disappointed in it’
    another term for book group
    • ‘Book clubs and reading recommendations have been popular activities with the public, especially over the last couple of years.’
    • ‘The wife in question is Una Spenser, a spirited, up-for-anything heroine of generic cut and color whose love of life and sunny temperament will surely gratify book clubs nationwide and make for hours of refined, uplifting chat.’
    • ‘He came to my house to pick me up one evening and my mother's book club happened to be meeting in the living room.’
    • ‘I wanted my book club to do the book.’
    • ‘Miss Daisy's book club can find scarcely a thing to elevate them these days, so they have taken to reading Gone With the Wind over and over again.’
    • ‘Harry Potter has inspired a sprawling book club whose members repeatedly re-read existing texts to sharpen their hypotheses about the fates to be revealed in the final two volumes.’
    • ‘A Fine Balance was selected as book of the month by Oprah Winfrey's Book Club.’
    • ‘They discovered the effect of book clubs on sales was of greater financial significance than the hoopla created by a major marketing campaign.’
    • ‘The Post has started a "Book Club," to consist of reviewers/critics orchestrating on-line discussions of various books.’
    • ‘And that's how the idea of having this book club and these people reading came alive.’
  • 2An organization which sells selected books to members or subscribers, typically at reduced prices.

    ‘to take advantage of the discounts consumers will have to sign up to the book club’
    • ‘In an effort to protect its market share, the mail order book club sector continued with its sophisticated segmentation marketing techniques by introducing book selections which are closely targeted at specific interest groups.’
    • ‘They subscribed to book clubs, but the packages of books that arrived on maildays were nearly all memoirs and histories of the War.’
    • ‘He pulled out a book club edition of Great Rivers of the World.’
    • ‘Small bookshops suffered from the unfair advantage which book clubs, advertising in magazines, had under the NBA.’
    • ‘In the more distant parts of the Middle West where I did my academic business, book clubs were pretty much the only means on offer for getting serious books.’
    • ‘The book club has 1.5 million members and is known to almost everybody in Shanghai.’


book club

/ˈbo͝ok ˌkləb//ˈbʊk ˌkləb/