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book club

noun
1.
a company or other organization that sells books to its subscribers, often at a discount and usually through the mail.
2.
a club organized for the discussion and reviewing of books.
Also called, especially British, book society.
Origin of book club
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95
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  • He sees how their credit will suffer by their giving up the book club.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • And my wife made her way over to us between the book club's chairs.

    Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough
  • Our book club was an example of the unresisted despotism of their rule.

  • One gentleman retired from the book club, and when asked why he gave up he said “The fact is I cannot eat suppers any longer.”

    Notes on Old Peterborough Andrew Percival
  • The room was full of women—most of them elderly—whom I recognized as belonging to my wife's book club.

    Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough
British Dictionary definitions for book club

book club

noun
1.
a club that sells books at low prices to members, usually by mail order, esp on condition that they buy a minimum number
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