If your roommate would rather watch Ali swoon over a group of non-casanova’s on this season of The Bachelorette than discuss Michael Chabon’s latest book, maybe it’s time to expand your circle. Find like-minded Philadelphians by joining one of these local book clubs:

The Metro Philadelphia Book Club – Meets monthly at a different “bring-your-own” restaurant in the city.  Their next meeting is July 27.

The Diaspora Reading Group – Meets monthly at Giovanni’s Room, a gay and lesbian bookstore. Their next meeting is August 4.

Wooden Shoe Books’ Critical Thinking Reading Group – Meets regularly at Wooden Shoe Books, an anarchist and radical literature bookstore. Their next meeting is July 14.

Book and Wine Club – Meets monthly at different restaurants in the Doylestown area. Their next meeting is August 8.

Or, make connections online through Philly Book Geek, a website devoted to all things literary in Philadelphia including author events, book news and the “geek community.”

Culture Book Clubs Around Philadelphia