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Book Club Café

24th Annual Book Club Café to feature Amy Pease on June 27

The Book Club Café is an annual Friends tradition - an event where book club members and other book lovers gather to celebrate reading and Madison's public libraries.

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Event Details

Date: Thursday, June 27, 7-9pm
Location: Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., Madison
Tickets: $25 per person

Attendees enjoy coffee, tea and desserts; a book gift bag raffle; and a complimentary Book Club Favorites booklet. Books will be available for sale by A Room of One's Own Bookstore.

Purchase tickets by June 15 to have your book club's favorites included in our annual Book Club Favorites booklet!

About Amy

Amy Pease author of Northwoods featured at Book Club Cafe for Madison Public LibraryAmy Pease is an alumna of the University of Wisconsin and the Madison Writer’s Studio, and works as a nurse practitioner, where she is a nationally recognized HIV specialist. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children. Amy's debut novel, Northwoods, was called "a riveting debut by a nurse practitioner with an insider's view of the opioid epidemic," by People magazine.     

More Info

The Book Club Café is hosted by the Friends of the Madison Public Library. Event proceeds benefit all Madison Public Libraries.

Not in a book club? Single ticket buyers are welcome!

Email Elissa at for more information or to inquire about tickets.

Register Online starting April 24!

Past Events

2023 - Maggie Ginsberg

Still True by Maggie GinsbergMaggie Ginsberg is the author of Still True, winner of the Wisconsin Library Association's 2023 WLA Literary Award for Fiction and the single honorable mention selection for the 2022 Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award, among other honors. Maggie is now a senior editor at Madison Magazine, where she has worked full-time since 2020 after freelancing for city, regional and national magazines since 2006. She has published hundreds of articles throughout her career, earning numerous awards from the City Regional Magazine Association, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the Milwaukee Press Club. Follow her online via her website or on Instagram.

Lucy Tan

2019 - Lucy Tan

What We Were PromisedLucy Tan is the author of What We Were Promised, which was long listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and named a Best Book of 2018 by The Washington Post, Refinery 29, and Amazon. Lucy received her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was awarded the 2016 August Derleth Prize and currently serves as the James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow. Her work is published or forthcoming in journals such as McSweeney’s, Asia Literary Review and Ploughshares.

Chloe Benjamin

2018 - Chloe Benjamin

The ImmortalistsChloe Benjamin is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Immortalists, a #1 Indie Next Pick, #1 Library Reads pick, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, Amazon Best Book of the Month, and an iBooks Favorite.  Her first novel, The Anatomy of Dreams, received the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award and was long listed for the 2014 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her books have been translated into twenty-five languages. Originally from San Francisco, CA, Chloe is a graduate of Vassar College and the M.F.A. in fiction at the University of Wisconsin. She lives with her husband in Madison.

Follow online via her website(link is external), or @chloekbenjamin(link is external) on Twitter and Instagram.

About Amy


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