Book Groups

The Bainbridge Island Public Library sponsors four book discussion groups.  Whether native or newcomer to the Island, you’re welcome to join any of these groups and take part in a stimulating conversation. 

7PM - 8PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Meets fourth Tuesday of every month

Bainbridge Library Book Group

Facilitated by: Carol Schuyler

The books will be announced by the facilitator.

1PM - 2PM  |  Waterfront Community Center, 370 Brien Drive SE  |  Meets third Tuesday every month

Waterfront Community Book Group

Facilitated by: Tressa Johnson, Librarian

(See note below about the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library) 

Jan. 19 – City of Thieves – David Benioff 
Feb. 16 – The Signature of All Things – Elizabeth Gilbert 
March 15 – The Round House – Louise Erdich 
April 19 – The Sixth Extinction – Elizabeth Kolbert 
May 17 – The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty     
June 21 – Pilgrim at Tinker Creek – Annie Dillard  
July 19 – The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde     
August 16 – The Light Between Oceans – M.L. Stedman 
Sept. 20 – The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
October 18 – Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher – Timothy Egan 
November 15 – The Orphan Master’s Son – Adam Johnson 
December 20 - 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson 

If you are a member of the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) you can have the titles for 2016 sent to you as audiobooks. All you need to do is contact WTBBL (email or call 800-542-0866) and tell them you are reading with the Waterfront Community Book Group.  Your book group coordinator has set up this service with WTBBL. For more information about WTBBL or to apply for membership, go to

The librarian reserves the titles from the KRL book Discussion Group Collection and distributes the books for the following month's discussion at the meeting. There are fifteen books in each collection, and any copies left over are available at the Bainbridge Library Reference Desk.

Ferry Tales Book Group

Facilitated by: John Fossett, Librarian

This new group meets every second Thursday of the month on the 3:50 ferry from Bainbridge to Seattle and on the 4:40 boat from Seattle to Bainbridge. The facilitator is Bainbrige Library librarian John Fossett.


Please ask at the Reference Desk, or call the Library at 206 842 4162.

June Groups
July Groups
August Covers
September Groups
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