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book club

  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.
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Origin of book club

First recorded in 1785–95
Also called, especially British, book society.
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Historical Examples of 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.

  • He read prayers, presided over the book-club, and by a judicious expenditure of oil prevented friction between the other boarders.

  • Those who were fond of reading eagerly accepted the offer to join the book-club, and at last we started the educational subject.

British Dictionary definitions for book club

book club

  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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