A book club gathering at Fantom Comics.

A book club gathering at Fantom Comics.

Data released by Amazon.com and the National Endowment For The Arts suggest that Washingtonians love to read. Libraries, bookstores and civic organizations have taken note of this and book clubs with niche themes have grown locally, attracting readers with a wide variety of interests. There are reading groups that discuss everything from Superman and spirituality to queer identity. Kojo discusses the landscape of communal reading options and what reading together offers local book lovers.


  • Jake Shapiro Manager, Fantom Comics
  • Andrea Lewis Program Officer, One Maryland One Book at Maryland Humanities
  • Michael Redmond Assistant Principal, Truesdell Education Campus

Local Book Clubs

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Author Specific Capital James Joyce When: Every 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Where: Politics & Prose, Remainder Room Contact: bookgroups@politics-prose.com Desserts with Jane Austen (For Women) When: Meets monthly on weekend days in the afternoon Where: Locations shift around the Washington region Contact: Message organizers via Meetup Comics & Graphic Novels Black Excellence Book Club When: Check Fantom Comics' ...

One Maryland One Book

Fantom Comics' Book Clubs & Events

Fantom Comics

Fantom Comics, Washington, District of Columbia. 6.7K likes. Fantom Comics was established in 2005 with twin goals. One: To offer a wide selection of comic books and graphic novels to comic book...

Truesdell Education Campus' Boy Book Club

These kids started a book club for minority boys. It's the most popular club in school.

Truesdell Education Campus has a problem. The school can't keep its shelves stocked with the most popular books. Students are not-so-subtly reading in class when they should be paying attention to their teachers. And some boys are crowding the library before the morning bell even sounds.

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