Best Book Club Phoenix 2010 - Downtown Phoenix Book Club
This isn't your grandma's book club. Rather, the Downtown Phoenix Book Club is a lively group of bookworms that meets the fourth Wednesday of each month to drink and discuss handpicked tomes. The small group meets at MADE art boutique and then makes the short jaunt to eye lounge (which is connected to MADE), where Jewish News of Greater Phoenix associate editor Deborah Sussman Susser leads a discussion amongst beautiful works inside the contemporary art gallery. DPBC alternates between fiction and non-fiction — recent examples include Little Bee by Chris Cleave and Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi — and the books are always available in paperback (pick up a copy at MADE at a 10 percent discount). It's a BYOBB (bring your own book and bottle) format, and the crew and is always open to new literary nerds, meets at 6:30 p.m. sharp to 7:30.