Chapter & Verse

Chapter & Verse is a national book club for children's literature enthusiasts in their communities who wish to discuss children's and young adult fiction, nonfiction, picture books, and poetry.

These clubs can take place at independent bookstores or public libraries, or a meeting space of your choice. You can also hold an online-only discussion group. We have one of those, with members from all around the country.


Stevens Mem. Library
345 Main Street
N. Andover, MA 01845
meets 3rd Thurs of mo

Douglas Co Library
720 Fillmore
Alexandria MN 56308
meets 3rd Wed of mo
Meets 4:00-5:00 pm

Nokomis Library
5100 34th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Meets 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

Zenith Bookstore
318 N. Central Ave.
Duluth, Minnesota
meets 3rd Thurs of mo
Meets 6:30-8:00 pm

Feasting on Books

meets via Zoom
on the 3rd Thursday
of the month from
7:00 to 8:30 pm CT

Let us know that you are beginning your own chapter so we can supply you with information before your meetings.

We have a closed Facebook group where members communicate about these books and what they're reading.


Chapter & Verse Book Clubs

Where, when, and what we're reading

Chapter & Verse is meeting virtually while we're being asked to shelter (and read) at home. Please contact your chapter's facilitator to inquire about the details for your local meeting.

Click here for a list of the books we've read since 2008. Book selections are made by the C&V leader, Nikki Silvestrini in Duluth, MN.

Wish to begin your own Chapter & Verse book club? Let us know and we'll provide discussion questions and suggestions for your meetings.

The Outsiders Lon Po Po
20 and 21 July 2022:

For our classic books this year, we're reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and Lon Po Po by Ed Young. Do they still stand up today?

Wingbearer Marshmallow Clouds
17 and 18 August 2022:

Wingbearer by Marjorie Liu and Marshmallow Clouds by Connie Wanek and Ted Kooser

Can't Stop, Won't Stop Blue
14 and 15 September 2022: 

Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The Young Adult Edition by Jeff Chang and Dave "Davey D" Cook and Blue by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

I Must Betray You Sanctuary
19 and 20 October 2022:

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys and Sanctuary by Christine McDonell

The Last Mapmaker Moon Pops

16 and 17 November 2022:

The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat and Moon Pops by Heena Baek 


Douglas County Library, Alexandria, MN
720 Fillmore, Alexandria, MN 56308 320-762-3014
Bev Dokken is the facilitator for this book club from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Please bring a children's or YA book you've read recently that you'd like to recommend to other book club members.

Feasting on Books Online Chapter
Vicki Palmquist is the facilitator for this group which meets from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month. if you'd like to be a part of this group, please send an e-mail to the facilitator. We'll keep the size of this group to twelve people.

Nokomis Library, Minneapolis, MN
5100 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 612-543-6800
Heidi Hammond leads this book club from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm on the third Thursday of the month, in the Periodicals Room. For our third half hour, bring a children's or YA book you've read recently that you can recommend.

Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA
345 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845, 978-688-9505
The moderator is Russell Perry. You are welcome at the library on the third Thursday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. If you have questions, Russell will be happy to answer them.

Zenith Bookstore, Duluth, MN
318 North Central Avenue, Duluth, MN, 55807, 218-606-1777. This book club meets from 6:30-8pm, the third Thursday of each month. In addition to discussing the books posted on the Chapter and Verse site for the month, we also discuss other favorite books members are reading.  

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