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Book Clubs

This listing is for book clubs at San Diego Public Library locations. Please contact the library directly for more information about book clubs and meetings. You may also find book club meetings and events listed in the Library's Calendar of Events.

Want to start your own book club?
You have many options to help you get started. You may wish to speak with the Branch Manager at your local branch library or one of the section librarians at the Central Library. For some online information about starting a book club, try LitLovers, or Discussion Guides on the One Book, One San Diego page.


San Diego Great Books Group, meets at the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common on the second Sunday of each month (except August) from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The San Diego Great Books Group has been meeting since 1980 to discuss readings of classic works of philosophy, imaginative literature, science, political economy and history. For up-to-date information, please visit: www.sandiegogreatbooks.net.


Balboa Book Discussion Group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Balboa Branch Library, 4255 Mt. Abernathy Ave, San Diego, CA 92117, (858) 573-1390.

Benjamin Book Club meets second Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library, 5188 Zion Ave., San Diego, CA 92120, (619) 533-3970.

Carmel Valley Child-Parent Book Club, for students in grades 4-6 and their parents, meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Branch Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive, San Diego, CA 92130, (858) 522-1668.  

Carmel Valley Teen Book Club, for students in grades 7 and 8, meets third Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Branch Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive, San Diego, CA 92130, (858) 522-1668.

Carmel Valley Men's and Women's Book Group, meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Branch Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive, San Diego, CA 92130, (858) 522-1668.

College-Rolando Branch Library hosts an adult book discussion group on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the College-Rolando Branch Library, 6600 Montezuma Road, San Diego, CA 92115-2828, (619) 533-3902.

Kensington Book Discussion Group meets third Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Kensington-Normal Heights Branch Library, 4121 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116, (619) 533-3974.

Mira Mesa Branch Library Banned Book Discussion Group meets last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. (social)/6:45 - 7:45 p.m. (discussion) at the Mira Mesa Branch Library, 8405 New Salem St., San Diego, CA 92126, (858) 538-8165.

Mission Hills Book Discussion Group meets first Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m.. at Mission Hills Branch Library, 925 W. Washington St., San Diego, CA 92103, (619) 692-4910.

Mission Valley Book Club meets third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Mission Valley Branch Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego, CA 92108, (858) 573-5007.

Mystery Book Discussion Group meets fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Mission Hills Branch Library, 925 W. Washington St., San Diego, CA 92103, (619) 692-4910.

North Clairemont Library Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the North Clairemont Branch Library, 4616 Clairemont Dr., San Diego, CA 92117, (858) 581-9931.

North Park Book Discussion Group meets third Thursday each month at 3:00 p.m. at the North Park Branch Library, 3795 31st St., San Diego, CA 92104, (619) 533-3972.

North University Community Page Turners Adult Book Group meets second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the North University Community Branch Library, 8820 Judicial Drive, San Diego, CA 92122, (858) 581-9637 .

Ocean Beach Book Discussion Group meets the last Tuesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Ocean Beach Branch Library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave., San Diego, CA 92107, (619) 531-1532 .

Pacific Beach Book Club meets first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library, 4275 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109, (858) 581-9934,

Rancho Bernardo Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. at the Rancho Bernardo Branch Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92128, (858) 538-8163.

Rancho Peñasquitos Adult Book Club meets third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Peñasquitos Branch Library, 13330 Salmon River Road, San Diego, CA 92129, (858) 538-8159.

San Carlos Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. at the San Carlos Branch Library, 7265 Jackson Drive, San Diego, CA 92119, (619) 527-3430.

Scripps Miramar Ranch Book Discussion Group meets fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Branch Library, 10301 Scripps Lake Drive, San Diego, CA 92131, (858) 538-8158.

Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Librarian's Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month from 6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library, 9005 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123, (858) 573-1396. All are welcome, and you may join at any time.

Skyline Hills Friends of the Library Book Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Skyline Hills Branch Library, 480 S. Meadowbrook Dr., San Diego, CA 92114, (619) 527-3485.

Tierrasanta Book Group meets second Thursday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Tierrasanta Branch Library, 4985 La Cuenta Drive, San Diego, CA 92124. Contact Karen Boyd at (858) 279-5505.

University Community Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. at the University Community Branch Library, 4155 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA 92122, (858) 552-1655.

University Heights Book Club and Salon meets the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the University Heights Branch Library, 4193 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92103, (619) 692-4912.

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