Book Clubs

Unless otherwise noted, book clubs meet at Curious Iguana and are free and open to the public; no registration required. Featured titles are discounted 20% at Curious Iguana. Please see Events page for details. Questions? Contact Curious Iguana at 301-695-2500,

Tuesdays with Tea

Discuss novels and memoirs over a cup of tea (courtesy of the Iguana’s next-door neighbor, Voila!) on second Tuesdays at 11 am.

Readers’ Workshop

New in 2017! Join us on the second Thursday of every month at 7 pm as we “read closer” to recognize what makes fiction writing great—whether it’s beautifully crafted sentences, natural dialogue, or details you will never forget. Using Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer as a reference guide, we will read a chapter of the guide as well as a work of fiction each month. Our discussions will focus on what we learned from that month’s chapter and how it relates to that month’s featured title. Join us as we slow down and pay close attention, which will make us all better readers.

Truesday Night Books

New in 2017! Join us on the last Tuesday of every month at 7 pm to explore nonfiction titles.

Pre-Pub Book Club

Spend your lunch break at the Iguana on third Thursdays at Noon. Participants choose from advance (pre-publication) copies of fiction and non-fiction titles that are not yet available to the public. Read your pre-pub selection and join us for a future session to share feedback with the group.

Supper & Stories at Nido’s

We’re saving a seat at the table for you! Join us on the second Tuesday of every other month at 7 pm for dining and discussion at Nido’s Italian Restaurant, 111 East Patrick Street, Downtown Frederick. For $40 per person, you receive a paperback copy of the featured title and a delicious meal, served family-style and flavored with engaging conversation about the book. Get to know your world, and get to know your neighbors, at these unique gatherings, sponsored by Nido’s and Curious Iguana. Fee is non-refundable, and space is limited. Register in person at Nido’s, 111 East Patrick Street, Downtown Frederick, or online, then bring receipt to Curious Iguana, 12 North Market Street, to pick up your book. Questions? Call Nido’s at 301-624-1052 or Curious Iguana at 301-695-2500.

Register Your Book Club With Us!

Registering your book club with Curious Iguana has great benefits! It ensures your featured titles will be in stock and club members will receive 20% off selected titles.*

To register, email with the subject line “Register My Book Club.” Include the name of your club, number of members, date of your next meeting, and featured title.

*Must register at least two weeks in advance of your next book club meeting to ensure book availability.