The Jewish Community Library invites you to “Think Inside the Box” with our Book Club in a Box program!

Whether you are thinking of starting a group or are already in one, we can help every step of the way — including providing the books free of charge. Call 415.567.3327 x706 or email to learn how we can serve you. And click here to sign up for our email newsletter for book groups.

Bay Area book groups can borrow twelve copies of a book free of charge, with discussion questions and other background information. Choose from more than 160 titles, including contemporary and classic fiction, memoirs, and nonfiction. The titles cover a huge range of topics, and include writers from more than fifteen countries.

Click here for a list of available titles, organized alphabetically by author. Clicking on a title will take you to a page with a description and links to articles, reviews, and interviews. Or click here to download a printable pdf with descriptions of all available titles.

For book groups seeking to use eBooks rather than physical books during the coronavirus crisis, click here for more information.

If you are a book group in the Bay Area, the Library is here to help you. Contact us at

For suggestions, consider downloading the Jewish Community Library’s Book Group Facilitator Handbook here.