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

Special Storytime Event with Kathy Schrenk

Saturday, June 30th, 11am

We’re so excited to welcome local author, Kathy Schrenk, to Afterwords to share her new book, “Best Hikes with Kids: St. Louis and Beyond” with our story time families!
Join Mr. Thomas and your story time pals for fun stories all about camping and then enjoy a special presentation with Ms. Kathy Schrenk to inspire a great hiking trip with your family.
“Want to share your love of the outdoors with your young children? Best Hikes with Kids: St. Louis is just the guide you need to help them experience nature for themselves in a fun and active way.
Parent and hiking expert Kathy Schrenk knows what kids need in a hike, so the 82 routes here are specifically selected to appeal to them, from toddler to grade-schooler, with reasonable distances (not more than 5 miles), doable elevation gain (less than 1000 feet), and an emphasis on trails in St. Louis and St. Charles counties, as well as across the Mississippi River in southern Illinois.
Discover an outing appropriate for strollers, a route perfect for a first backpacking trip, a hike with spectacular waterfalls, or a fun adventure for every season. No matter the plan, grab this guide, some extra socks, and trail treats, and feel confident that adventure awaits.”
Kathy Schrenk is the mother of three and an avid outdoor enthusiast, who is determined to instill a love of nature and adventure in kids. A professional writer, she has worked as a reporter and freelance journalist for more than a decade. She lives in St. Louis.

Afterwords Book Club

 Friday, July 27th at 7pm

(Ages 21+)

Documentary Club 

Friday, July 20th at 7pm:

Ages 21+

 Children’s Events:

Bookworm Buddies

Friday, July 20th at 6pm

(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, July 20th at 5:30pm

  (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, July 20th at 6pm

(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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