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 and Saturday morning at 11:00

November 11th, 10am-6pm

Let’s get into the holiday spirit! The halls will be decked, we’ll be sharing hot cocoa and freshly baked treats, rewarding you with 20% off your entire purchase, offering complimentary gift wrap, signing you up for some awesome giveaways, and welcoming Ellen Singh of Kindermusik at 12:30 for a special story time event!

Saturday, November 11th, 12:30-1:00pm

Join in the festivities at the Annual Holiday Open House! with music and stories celebrating the holiday season with Ellen Singh of Kindermusik at 12:30!

November 25th, 11am-6pm

Why not skip the craziness that is Black Friday and shop with your favorite small, local independent businesses in our community instead?? Visit us Nov 25th, Small Business Saturday, and we’ll treat you to your choice of hot cocoa, coffee, or tea to warm you up and Danish Butter Cookies to nibble on while you shop in a cozy, welcoming, crowd-free place. Complimentary gift wrap on all purchases and some pretty awesome giveaways to boot!

November 25th, 11am-12pm

As part of the festivities surrounding our Shop Small! Shop Local! event, we’re so excited to invite you to a FREE performance of StagePlay Learning‘s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol! You don’t want to miss this super-fun, interactive, all-ages production, packed with loads of festive cheer that promises to get even the biggest Scrooge into the holiday spirit! Hope you can join us.

December 2nd, 10am-6pm

Well, okay, this should be every chance you get, but having one day especially devoted to nurturing a child’s love of books is kind of cool! Learn more here: and visit us for our Saturday morning story time at 11:00 when your little one can craft their very own snowman that promises not to melt!

Afterwords Book Club

 Friday, January 26th at 7pm

We’re reading The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Ages 21+)

Documentary Club 

Friday, January 19th at 7pm:

The Wolfpack(Ages 21+)

 Children’s Events:

Bookworm Buddies

Friday, January 19th at 6pm

This month we’ll be discussing Wishtree (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, January 19th at 5:30pm

 Ruby’s New Home (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, January 19th at 6pm

The World 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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