- a company or other organization that sells books to its subscribers, often at a discount and usually through the mail.
- a club organized for the discussion and reviewing of books.
Origin of book club
First recorded in 1785–95
Also called, especially British, book society.
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Examples from the Web for book club
Ecclesiologist, the, as editor of book-club literature, 321.The Book-Hunter
John Hill Burton
A book which should be in every lending library and book-club.
Contributes fifty dollars to charity, joins a book-club and attends two political caucuses.Search-Light Letters
He read prayers, presided over the book-club, and by a judicious expenditure of oil prevented friction between the other boarders.More Pages from a Journal
Those who were fond of reading eagerly accepted the offer to join the book-club, and at last we started the educational subject.Station Life in New Zealand
- 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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