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 newest book club launched in December 2022. We discuss a variety of books that center romance, often of the chick-lit genre. Books can be reserved through our catalog or picked up at the front desk. We generally meet on the first Thursday of each month from 4 to 5pm. Email to receive updates about book club meetings or if you have any questions.

See our past picks here!

All Hoboken Public Library locations will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.