Betty Ferris, right, shares her thoughts on the book, “Peacebuilding: Catholic Theology, Ethics and Praxis,” during a meeting of the Peace and Justice Book Club, in Santa Rosa on Thursday, September 7, 2017. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

Bibliophiles have many options for gathering with fellow bookworms with these community clubs. These local book clubs were featured in a recent Press Democrat article, which you can read here. If you are a member of a book club and looking for more members, share your information in the comments.

The Encore 
Vegan Book Club
Focus: Veggie-related books; vegans to omnivores welcome.
When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays; 6-7 p.m. social hour; 7-8 p.m. discussion
Where: Gaia’s Garden Restaurant, 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
Information: 707-544-2491

Healdsburg Senior 
Center Book Club
Focus: Fiction and nonfiction
When: 11 a.m. on fourth Tuesday of the month
Where: Healdsburg Senior Center, 133 Matheson St., Healdsburg

Jane Austen 
In Wine Country
Focus: All-purpose Austen including birthday party for Jane
When: Three to four times a year

Windsor Senior Center Mystery Book Club
Focus: Mysteries
When: 2:30 p.m. First Monday of the month
Where: Windsor Senior Center, 9231 Foxwood Drive, Windsor
Information: Vicki Chavez at

Peace and Justice 
Book Club
Focus: Nonfiction social issues
When: 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays (Club breaks for summer vacation; next meeting September 7)
Where: St. Rose School, 2nd floor Spiritual Enrichment Center, 
320 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
Information: 707-542-3359

Foodie Book Club
Focus: Food-themed selections
When: 7 p.m. on last Wednesday of the month
Where: Sebastopol Regional 
Library, 7140 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol
Information: 707-823-7691, Mathew Rose at


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