Multiple Copies for Book Groups

The following fiction and non-fiction books are available for book discussion groups in sets of multiple copies. The book sets are available for pick up by local librarians, reading groups, individual patrons and their families.   
If you are a librarian or an individual borrower picking up a book set in person on behalf of a reading group, there is no fee, and you may reserve one or two titles in advance.   Please specify the number of copies needed and the discussion date, so that we can determine the appropriate pick up and due dates.  Please be aware that if a book set is reserved for use by the South Burlington Community Library, or on loan to another user, the books may not be available at a particular time for use by your group.

All requests for book sets to be delivered from the South Burlington Community Library to another library through the Inter-Library Loan (ILL) process must be submitted by a librarian on behalf of their patron. Individual borrowers should inquire at their home library about obtaining this service. If you are requesting a book through ILL, please reserve it 2 months or more in advance of when you need to distribute it.  Also, specify your discussion date so that we can send the book two weeks or more in advance, and give you a due date which is 2 weeks after your meeting.  When you request a book set, we will inform you if another group has already reserved it for that time period. Reserves are limited to two sets at a time.

Whether borrowing in person or through ILL, you will be charged a replacement fee for any lost or damaged copies, and this must be paid before your Library or reading group can borrow another set of books.

Book Groups, Take Note …When you select a title from the Library’s list of book sets available on loan to your reading club, you can directly link to an online study guide or background information about the book. Just click on any of the titles below.

Book Title & Author Number of Copies
84, Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff 16
All That I Have, Castle Freeman 13
All That's Solid Melts into Air, Darragh McKeon 12
All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr 11
All the Names, Jose Saramago 12
All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy 15
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 12
The Awakening, Kate Chopin 13
The Beautiful Mystery, Louise Penny 16
A Beautiful Place to Die, Malla Nunn 15
Bel Canto, Ann Patchett 19

Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia

The Boston Girl, Anita Diamant 13

Brooklyn, Colm Toibin

The Call, Yannick Murphy 17
The Circle, Dave Eggers 13
The City of Your Final Destination, Peter Cameron 12
The Curiosity, Stephen Kiernan 13
The Devotion of Suspect X, Keigo Higashino 15
The Dinner, Herman Koch 12
The Dirty Life, Kristin Kimball 15

Displacement: A Travelogue, Lucy Knisley

Drama High, Michael Sokolove 12
The Eight, Katherine Neville 15
The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery 16
Emily, Alone, Stewart O'Nan 16
Emma, Jane Austen 10
The English Girl, Daniel Silva 14
Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy 12
First They Killed My Father, Loung Ung 32
Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver 15

Girl at War, Sara Novic


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls 15
Hand to Mouth : living in bootstrap AmericaLinda Tirado 10

The High Divide, Lin Enger

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Julia Alvarez 17
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, Mohsin Hamid 10
The Lost Painting, Jonathan Harr 16
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert 5
Mansfield Park, Jane Austen 12

The Martian, Andy Weir


My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante

Neverhome, Laird Hunt 13
Night Film, Marisha Pessl 10
North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell 12
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman 12
Orange is the New Black, Piper Kerman 10
Our Town, Thornton Wilder 12
The Painted Veil, W.S. Maugham 15
Persuasion, Jane Austen 12
The Poacher's Son, Paul Doiron 12
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen 7
Ready Player One, Ernest Cline 10
Room, Emma Donoghue 11
A Room with a View, E.M. Forster 18
The Samurai's Garden, Gail Tsukiyama 14
Sandrine's Case, Thomas Cook 12
Seedfolks, Paul Fleischman 99
The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey 16
Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson 18
Still Life with Breadcrumbs, Anna Quindlen 15
The Submission, Amy Waldman 13
Summer, Edith Wharton 15
The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare 5
Tell the Wolves I’m Home, Carol Rifka Brunt 10
Tinkers, Paul Harding 13

The Unquiet Dead, Ausma Zehanat Khan

The View from Penthouse B, Elinor Lipman 12
Waiting, Ha Jin 12
We Were Liars, E. Lockhart 8
Where'd You Go, Bernadette, Maria Semple 18

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Cheryl Strayed

The Wives of Los Alamos, TaraShea Nesbit 12
The Yellow Birds, Kevin Powers 12