5 Ways to Host a Virtual Book Club and Support Local Businesses at the Same Time

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The reality of our new, remote existence has officially set in. Cans of chickpeas and rolls of toilet paper are now bought in bulk, YouTube has seemingly become a boutique gym, and the buzziest happy hour spot in the world is on Zoom (that’s right, Zoom!). It’s bizarre and maddening and near-impossible to process, but – for those privileged enough to be safe at home and working remotely – there are still little things we can all do for a moment’s reprieve from the news cycle. For homebodies and bookworms in particular, having the extra time to curl up with a paperback is one undeniable perk. (Bonus points if you’re cozied up with a slice of homemade banana bread, which everyone seems to be baking these days.)

Now is the time to tackle your to-be-read list, catch up with friends, and, if you’re able, support local, independent booksellers all in one go. In that spirit, here are five simple ways to host the perfect virtual book club – one that’s sure to make Reese Witherspoon proud!

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