Where Do Your Books Come From?
Posted by: Misha Stone
I am wondering how different groups get the books that they read over the year.
Does your group use your library’s collection? (Which also probably means it has to be a title that your library has in sufficient quantities and doesn’t have a very long holds list.)
Does your group read the newest titles and purchase them in hardback or as e-books?
Does your group purchase the latest paperbacks instead?
Do you do a mixture of the two–library and purchasing? Do you discuss new and older titles?
Does your group make use of a Book Group Collection, provided by your library?
My group does the latter, which is wonderful in some respects–we can hand out copies to the group each month so no one needs to buy or track the book down–but we also don’t get to discuss the latest books all of the time. We have to wait for things to come out in paperback and get added to the collection.
Just wondering how different groups out figure out their books.