Bring Your Own Book Club: B.Y.O.B.

B.Y.O.B.: A New Type of Book Club

Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 6 PM

B.Y.O.B. is different from your traditional book club

Join us at 6:00 on the 1st Thursday of each month for a great conversation about books over local food and drinks!


1. You pick what you read.

Unlike most book clubs where everyone reads the same thing, at B.Y.O.B. you pick the titles you want to read. Each month, we will choose a new theme (mystery, banned books, bestsellers, etc.) and then YOU choose a title to read and discuss. It may get a little chaotic, but it should be fun times, especially since…

2. It’s held in local bars and wineries.

Instead of meeting at the same place every month, we will rotate through various local establishments based on the club’s preferences. Which means we will be discussing a bunch of books each month over food and drink (alcoholic or non-B.Y.O.B. is all about choices!) from local places you know and love.

Check here for upcoming dates, themes, locations, and an ongoing reading list. For more information and to register, call 330-343-6123.

 B.Y.O.B. 2018 Schedule:

January 4: A How To Book @ Gavin’s (New Philadelphia)

February 1: Weather in the Title @ Magoo’s

March 1: Cover Colored Blue @ Grinders

April 5: A Person’s Name in the Title @ Hog Heaven in New Philadelphia

May 3: A Comedy @ El Campesino

Looking for your next read? Check out these reads chosen by members of the B.Y.O.B!

January 2018: A How To Book

  • Badass Preparer’s Handbook by James Henry
  • The Good Life for Less by Amy Allen Clark
  • How to Quilt by Bev Getschel
  • How to Travel the World for Free by Michael Wigge


December 2017: A Christmas Book


November 2017: A Place You’d Like to Visit in the Title


October 2017: A Color in the Title


July 2017: A Number in the Title


June 2017: A Summer Read


May 2017: Author with the Same First Name


April 2017: Published the Year You Were Born


March 2017: Plays 

  • Henry V by Shakespeare
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare
  • God’s Favorite by Neil Simon
  • The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde
  • The King and I by Rodgers and Hammerstein


November 2016: Published in 2016

October 2016: Biography