Mens’ book club celebrates 10th anniversary
March 22, 2012 by Mark
One Friday a month, a group of men meet in a Hohokus basement for a monthly meeting of their book club. The New Jersey Book Club is an all male club celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Typically, book clubs are associated with women, but the men at the club concede that they are a unique demographic. The club started somewhat casually. The men would discuss books while they were at their childrens’ sports games. Eventually they decided to get together and discuss books in a social setting.
After the first several years, more people joined the club. It soon became difficult to coordinate the meetings with the members’ various family and work commitments. The members of the group soon fixed this problem by holding a yearly organizational meeting. This meeting discussed the future events, locations of the meetings, and the books be discussed. Now the club is able to accommodate more members and the men serve up snacks and drinks while they chat. Books read by the club include titles such as Julian Barnes’ “The Sense of an Ending” and Ian McEwan’s “Solus”.
Clubs and groups, such as this one, would be well placed to use flyer printing to spread awareness of their fun events. The cost of this marketing campaign need not be too expensive, using local printing services to make up some flyers. These flyers could be placed at locations like bookstores and libraries. Great local iniatives such as this are a great way to make friends, learn new skills and feel a part of a greater community.