Want to Join an Existing Book Club?
First, ask at your local library and independent bookstore for a bookclub in your area.
When you contact a group to express interest in joining, ask what guidelines the group uses. This would be the guidelines that the book club set in the original agenda. The guidelines might not be formalized on paper. But if you ask the contact person the questions used to set an agenda, you will get a feeling on how the group operates.
Also ask for a list of their past books. This will also give you a good idea of the kinds of books read. Then if you have extra time, you could read some of the past books. Book clubs often refer to past books when discussing a current selection.
This website also helps new or existing bookclubs to find new members. Bookmark the Update page to stay in touch with which clubs need members. Or view the following pages for clubs looking for new members: