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 7 PM

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

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.

Join us at 7 on the 1st Thursday of each month for a great conversation about books over local food and drinks!

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. Spring 2017 Schedule:

January 5
Location: Crocker's
Theme: "How to" Books
February 2
Location: El Papas
Theme: Books You've Had for a While and Never Read
March 2
Location: Hog Heaven in New Philadelphia
Theme: Plays
April 6
Location: Pangrazio's
Theme: Books Published in the Year You Were Born

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

March 2017: Plays Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • 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 2016when breath becomes air book cover



OThe Butler book coverctober 2016: Biography


June 2016: DiscoveryLost Cities



May 2016: Young AdultThe Fifth Wave



April 2016: SportsBaseball Myths


March 2016: Authors from AsiaThe Ghost Bride


February 2016: The American WestThe Revenant

  • California Gold by John Jakes
  • Ghosts of Timber Wolf by V. S. Meszaros
  • Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West by Michael Punke
  • Raveled Ends of Sky by Linda Sandifer
  • The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke


January 2016: HistoryPearl Harbor