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Book Groups at Bookshop Santa Cruz

Become a Bookshop Book Group Ambassador

Do you love books and want to share your excitement with the community? Become a Bookshop Book Group Ambassador! Bookshop Santa Cruz is looking for passionate readers who want to share their literary knowledge with fellow book lovers and book groups. In this volunteer position, you would get exclusive, behind-the-scenes information about new books before they’re even published, then use that knowledge to share the latest book buzz with local readers.

  • Read books in advance of their publishing dates
  • Serve as an ambassador to local book groups by writing book reviews and presenting books at book group mixers and trunk shows
  • Get invites to exclusive bookstore pitches
  • Tickets and VIP seats to selected book group–focused author events
  • 35% ambassador discount on days you work for us

Bookshop will select 3–5 ambassadors for 2019. Deadline to apply is January 4, 2019. Learn more and apply here.

Book Group Benefits!

Bookshop Santa Cruz is excited about our benefits for our wonderful book group enthusiasts. Our Book Ends email newsletter includes a monthly coupon that you can use to save 15% on your book group's next read. Simply print out a copy of the coupon from your e-mail, fill it out, and bring it with you when you purchase your book group selection. To guarantee that your title is on hand, please call us ahead of time (831-423-0900) and we'll put a copy on hold or order it for you.

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Look for staff recommendations and book group selections on the book group wall, located in the fiction room. Or check out some of our staff's previous recommendations here.

Book Group Mixers

We also offer Book Group Mixers several times a year. These mixers are a great way to meet other individuals interested in joining an existing book group or starting a new one. The events feature presentations by authors and representatives of publishing houses, lots of great giveaways, raffle prizes, and staff recommendations of great book group titles. Subscribe to our Book Ends e-mail to learn about upcoming mixers.

Want to join a book group?

Many local book clubs use to organize meetings. Here is the Meetup page for Santa Cruz area book groups.

Young adults should check out SC Teen Book Crew, a group of teenage readers at San Lorenzo Valley High School and at Santa Cruz High School. Join the crew, or ask how you can start a book crew at your own high school!

More Resources for Book Groups

Any questions on Bookshop's opportunities and resources for Book Groups? Send an e-mail to !