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A book club is a group or community of people who join together to discuss books and listen to others also providing their perspectives on books they have read. Throughout history, reading has been not just a purely solitary experience, even though the act of reading can be very private and personal, it has also been a shared, community experience. From the beginning of early writing, the many women and men who wrote and shared their thoughts of the written word have used models that had similarities to modern book clubs. Modern book clubs can be established along formal lines or very informal lines, with each book club fashioning its own rules.

Broadly, a typical book club would be along the lines of a group of ...

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