• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Book-club an association of persons who buy new books for circulation among themselves
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bóc, a book, the beech; Ger. buche, the beech, buch, a book, because the Teutons first wrote on beechen boards.


In literature:

There was a book club among the English residents, where they enjoyed the sight of several new publications and periodicals.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847." by Various
The book also deals with club life and the leading sportsmen.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
The Sin Book Club continued to be a profound secret, and was considered of great value.
"Betty Leicester" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Model Treasurer's Book for Girls' Clubs.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
The boatmen are smart fellows, and are mostly registered on the books of the Tuna Club.
"Fishing in British Columbia" by Thomas Wilson Lambert
Treat all books, papers and other club property with due care.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
And Ruth was booked for the Glee Club, too.
"Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall" by Alice B. Emerson
After a song from the school song-book, in which everybody joined, the "Club Chronicles" were announced.
"The Girls of Hillcrest Farm" by Amy Bell Marlowe
She showed her how to keep all the books of the Clubs and Guilds, so that she could slide into the work easily.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
There is a Press Club, composed of men and women who write books and articles for publication.
"The Story of Chautauqua" by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
He and I belonged to the same book club for about forty years.
"Christopher Crayon's Recollections The Life and Times of the late James Ewing Ritchie as told by himself" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Five minutes later he was on his way to his club to consult the time-tables and guide-book as to the route to take.
"Blind Policy" by George Manville Fenn
There, were several book clubs, lecture courses, and the like, which they were urged to join, but without success.
"What a Man Wills" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
At the end of the year the books may be lodged in some convenient place to be used by others not members of the club.
"The American Country Girl" by Martha Foote Crow
Ere the day closed I was a member of the two clubs and booked for many engagements to dinner and party.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Even small country villages have their book-clubs and dramatic clubs.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
Clubs should read of it from his books.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
Two methods are followed in the programs offered to clubs in this book.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
On the desk before him lay the books of the club and a mass of letters and documents.
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
No home, school, church, club, literary society, lodge or library is complete without this book.
"The Boy Spy" by Joseph Kerby

In poetry:

The Bookworm's an uninteresting grub,
Whether he's all alone or in a club.
Of stupid books which seem to us a bore,
The Bookworm will devour the very core.
Did Solomon or somebody affirm
The early reed-bird catches the bookworm?
"A Phenomenal Fauna" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

Scholastic launches Harry Potter Book Club: J.K.
Mayor, Nashville Public Library launch citywide book club.
Effete Liberal Book Club --Walter Johnson's Soul By Soul.
Halloween is upon us, and our September edition of the GeekMom Book Club is coming to a close.
Katie's Choice Book Club to discuss ' Copycat ' Feb 20, 23.
'Finish the Damn Book' club.
'Perks' Book Club: Week Two.
November's pick: 'White Truffles in Winter' by N.M. Edible Books is a book club without borders.
Members of the Gainesville High School Reading Red Book Club took time out of their busy schedules last week to read to some Edison Elementary School students.
The Reading Red Book Club advisor is Deri David, GHS librarian.
The women of the Make Time To Read Book Club in Evansville , Indiana share a bond goes far beyond a common interest in reading.
Nerdfighter book club raises temperature on ' Fahrenheit 451'.
Book club says ' Fifty Shades of Grey' changed their lives.
Scott Werner, a caddy at the East Hampton Golf Club , will soon self-publish a book offering a behind-the-scenes peek at the exclusive club, where fees start at $400,000.
Scott Werner, a caddy at the East Hampton Golf Club, will soon self-publish a book offering a behind-the-scenes peek at the exclusive club, where fees start at $400,000.

In science:

Meadows, D.H. and Meadows, D. and Randers, J.: The Limits to Growth: A Report to the Club of Rome’s Project on the Predicament of Mankind, Universe Books (1972).