Hoboken Public Library Book Clubs
Share your passion for reading at one of our many book clubs. Fans of popular literature, science fiction, and memoir will find like-minded readers for illuminating discussions.

All library book groups are open to the public. No registration is required. Drop-ins are highly encouraged.

Mystery Book Club 
Launched October 2018, the Mystery Book Club  meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 4:30pm. We read all types of mysteries from cozies to hard-boiled to classics. Next months titles are revealed at the end of our book discussion. If you have any questions, like to join our email list or RSVP, contact

See our Past Picks here.

HPL Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion Group

The HPL Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Discussion Group was started in January 2014 due to a library patron request. We read classic and new works of speculative fiction picked out by group members. Books discussed have included works by Larry Niven, Octavia Butler, George R.R. Martin, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Ray Bradbury, HG Wells, Catherynne M. Valente, Cassandra Khaw, and Isaac Asimov.

The group typically meets at 6 PM one Thursday a month. We encourage new members!  Occasionally a film adaptation may be shown earlier in the day.

Email to join the mailing list.

See our Past Sci-Fi and Fantasy Picks here.

Meeting dates are subject to change–please see our events calendar.

What’s New -Book Club
The What’s New  Book Discussion group was launched in May 2021. We read popular recent releases, such as Weather and Anxious People. The group meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 5 PM. Those interested in attending, please email to RSVP, join our mailing list or if you have any questions. New members are welcome!

See our past picks here!

Romance Book Club

Our latest book club launches December 8, 2022! Our meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 5:30pm. Please reach out to if you have any questions or want to reserve a copy.

See our past picks here!