Book Clubs & Events

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Interested in joining one of our book clubs?  Call us at (618) 655-0355  and we’ll add you to the guest roster!

Upcoming events:

STORY TIME at Afterwords Books

wilkinEvery Tuesday morning at 10:00 at the bookstore and Saturday morning at 11:00 at 222 Artisan Bakery


May 12th, 10am-3pm
We’re celebrating YOU for making Afterwords Edwardsville’s favorite independent bookstore for the last 9 years! We’ll be treating you to freshly baked goodies from our friends at A Little Taste of Heaven Bakery and Bailey Cakes, rewarding you with 20% off your entire purchase, dropping your name in the drawing for a $50 gift card to the bookstore, and hosting a special storytime event with Ellen Singh of Kindermusik.

Saturday, May 12th, at 11:oo

As part of the festivities at Customer Appreciation Day!, we’re excited to be welcoming Ellen Singh of KINDERMUSIK for a special storytime event! Join Ms. Ellen and your storytime pals at 11:00 for a celebration with stories and music.

Afterwords Book Club

 Friday, May 25th at 7pm

We’re reading From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

(Ages 21+)

Documentary Club 

Friday, May 18th at 7pm:

20 Feet from Stardom
(Ages 21+)

 Children’s Events:

Bookworm Buddies

Friday, May 25th at 6pm

This month we’ll be discussing The Wild Robot (ages 10-12) 

 Bookworm Buddies is a book club designed for  practiced readers who have progressed beyond beginning chapter books and who are ready to discuss books and their themes more deeply. Chosen books are usually more advanced chapter books.

Readers Roundup Book Club

Friday, May 25th at 5:30pm

 Poppleton in Spring (ages 4-6)

Readers Roundup is a book club dedicated to those just starting out reading.  They may work through the book themselves or listen to it read aloud to them. Chosen books are usually beginning readers levels 1 and 2.

Chapter Chatter Book Club 

Friday, May 25th at 6pm

Spring According to Humphrey(Ages 7-9)

 Chapter Chatter is a book club for newly independent readers and discussants. Chosen books are usually beginning chapter books, such as The Magic Tree House series, or books of similar length and depth.

Afterwords  offers members a 20% discount on new titles ordered for book club!













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