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The Tombolo Book Club

The Tombolo Book Club highlights the best of literary fiction and non-fiction. We'll read books with a wide range, from well-known and critically acclaimed writers to more offbeat and surprising picks.  

Time: 6:30 p.m., fourth Thursday, every other month
Location: Virtual (for now). To RSVP and receive a Zoom link, email bookclubs@tombolobooks.com
Cost: Free
Membership: Open to the public
Facilitator: Librarian Mallory Arents

Find details about our current read and next meeting on our Events Page.
Tombolo Books' Anti-Racism Book Club

We will read both fiction and non-fiction books related to race, racism, and anti-racism in an effort to become more aware of how white supremacy functions in our country and in our lives. Through the chosen titles, we'll explore topics like talking about race, Black history, lived Black experience, and how to go about being anti-racist.

Though the idea for this book club came about in light of current events, we do not want it to merely be a response to current events. We realize the need for tangible, concrete action to eradicate the harmful systems created by white supremacy. We're committed to facilitating this book club long after the news cycle has changed.

Tombolo Books will donate a portion of the sales of the selected book club book generated during the preceding month to a local, Black-owned business or organization.

Location: Zoom (for now)
Time: 7 p.m., third Tuesday, every other month
Cost: Free
Membership: Membership is full, but we hope that you will read this book and organize your own Anti-Racism Book Club. We are providing a reading guide if you order your book here.
Facilitator: Nicole Slaughter-Graham

Find details about our current read and next meeting on our Events Page.
Body Electric Yoga Company Book Club

Would you like to delve deeper into conversations about how to bring our yoga practice into our lives off the mat? The Body Electric Book Club will give you an opportunity to do just that! We'll be reading and discussing books by yoga teachers and practitioners, as well as books that reflect upon a mindful way of life.

Event Location: Virtual. Registration is required HERE.
Time: 6:00 p.m., second Wednesday, monthly
Cost: Donations accepted.
Membership: This event is open exclusively to students of the Body Electric Yoga Company. Contact The Body Electric to begin classes, then join our book club.
Facilitator: Carley Siedlecki
 
Book Club at the MFA

In 2020, the monthly Book Club at the MFA discussions are centered on topical issues and themes universal to all: empowerment, artistic and creative excellence, and the push for equality for all. 

Location: Virtual, register here.
Time: 6:30 p.m., second Thursday, monthly
Cost: Free
Membership: Open to the public
Facilitator: Margaret Murray

To learn about this month's book selection and meeting details, please visit our Events Page.
The Gabber Book Club

The Gabber Book Club, in partnership with Tombolo Books, aims to celebrate Florida authors and great books set in our state. Facilitators will rotate -- if you'd like facilitate a future Gabber book club, reach out to the Gabber here.

Location: Virtual for now, and eventually at the Historic Peninsula Inn. To RSVP and receive a Zoom link, please email bookclubs@tombolobooks.com
Time: 7 p.m., second Wednesday, monthly
Cost: Free
Membership: Open to the public
Facilitator: Gabber owner and journalist Cathy Salustri will lead in July; facilitators will rotate

To learn about this month's book and meeting details, visit our Events Page.
Horror Book Club

Tombolo Books' Horror book club aims to take readers beyond the big-name authors and into the exciting, twisted, masterful world of modern horror. From melancholic body horror to gorgeous, tragic tales of the occult, our picks will celebrate the genre's diverse authors and literary range.

Location: To be announced. To receive updates, email bookclubs@tombolobooks.com
Time: To be announced
Cost: Free
Membership: Open to the public
Facilitators:  Horror aficionado the Rev. Ryan Whitley

Keep tabs on our Events Page for meetings as they are announced.
Reading the Mind: Tombolo's Mental Health and Wellness Book Club

Reading the Mind, Tombolo Books' mental health and wellness book club, delves into books about the brain. Our readings will take us through different genres, such as memoir and narrative non-fiction, and through dark valleys, uplifting stories and new strategies for understanding our minds. 

Location: Zoom (for now)
Time: 7 p.m., first Thursday, every other month
Cost: Free
Membership: Open to the public. To RSVP, please email bookclubs@tombolobooks.com for a Zoom link
Facilitator: Lindsey Epperson, a licensed clinical social worker and practitioner at Sunshine City Counseling here in St. Pete

Find details about our current read and next meeting on our Events Page.
Tombolo Books' Social Justice Book Club

Tombolo Books' Social Justice book club celebrates books that tackle deep-seated issues from race to capitalism to immigration to criminal justice. 

Location: Virtual (for now). To RSVP and receive a Zoom link, email bookclubs@tombolobooks.com
Time: 7:30 p.m., first Tuesday, monthly
Cost: Free
Membership: Open to the public
Facilitators:  Matthew and Susie, who are both white folks and community-engaged residents of St. Pete passionate about justice, equity, and acting locally while thinking globally

To learn about this month's book selection and meeting details, visit our Events Page.
 
St. Pete Running Company

(This club is on hold for the time being, but feel free to browse through past picks.)

Calling all runners! Books are available for purchase at the running shop (6986 22nd Ave. N) and at Tombolo. 

Time: To be announced.
Cost: Free
Membership: Open to the public