Our mission is to inspire meaningful connections through reading and discussion. We believe in the power of book club to enhance the reading experience, support lifelong learning, and build community.

Our vision for Bookclubs is grounded in a deep appreciation for the positive transformation that takes place in book club. We help book clubs get organized, so they stay together.

We created Bookclubs to free one club in Philadelphia from never-ending email chains. Bookclubs’ online management tool is now serving thousands of book clubs all over the world.

Our Team

Anna Ford

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Anna joined her first book club in 2005 and has since joined or led 10 clubs in multiple cities. She is a seasoned public health policy expert and social justice advocate turned social entrepreneur. Anna is an alumna of Georgetown University and received her MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.... see more

Our Values


We are always striving to improve Bookclubs. Security and reliability are paramount. And we continually poll our users for vital input on new features, partnerships, content, and design.


Bookclubs wants book club to be a collaborative, stimulating, fun way to really connect with others.

Diversity & Inclusion

We value diversity in the book clubs we serve, the stories and authors we feature, and in our own team.

Book clubs are inexpensive, and we want Bookclubs to be equally accessible: Our site and app are free, and always will be.

Social Impact

We know that book club is a force for good.

Books help shape, establish, and inform our identities. We actively seek to cultivate experiences that transcend book club and positively impact our society and our world.


My book club is really enjoying the service so far. I suggested it to another book club group as well! I love all the options, especially the capability to upload recipes.

I started using Bookclubs and I loved it. I needed an online platform to create an online book club which contains several people from different social media platforms. Your website and system made it possible to connect many people at the same time.

So far i can say, yours is the only book club app that actually works - does not crash, offers all the basics.

Our Partners & Sponsors

Bookclubs would not be possible without the support of our partners and sponsors.
We thank them for supporting Bookclubs' mission and are proud to promote their stories, books, companies, and brands to the Bookclubs community.

Recent Press

How to Find an Online Book Club—or Start One Yourself

The growing popularity of digital book club platforms makes it easier than ever to interact with other readers and discuss your favorite book’s plot twists, learn about trends or social issues with peers, or create a new book club of like-minded readers

How The Bookclubs App Is Bringing Book Lovers Together During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Bookclubs, a free website and app designed for book club management, has added thousands of book clubs since March 1, growing a massive 26%.

One App Is Helping Thousands Of Book Clubs Organize In The Digital Age

Once set up, you can use Bookclubs to manage members, send messages, poll your members, post meetings, and track RSVPs.

5 Apps to Stream, Read, and Binge With Your Friends While Social Distancing

Suffice it to say that thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, we are living in extremely unprecedented and chaotic times.

Too overwhelmed to read books? A mom of four has figured out how to make it possible.

Even amid the chaos, you can find a quiet spot to turn pages. It may require some stealth.

5 of your new favorite (and free) Book club apps

Is running your book club getting stressful? Want to start one but it's too daunting? Here are 5 free book club apps to make managing your club a breeze.

Startup Spotlight: Bookclubs, which helps book-reading clubs organize and communicate, approaches 100,000 members

Anna Ford was leading a book club in Philadelphia in 2015 when the concept for a new business called Bookclubs was born.

Why You Should Join (or Start!) A Book Club And How to Do It

Whether you’re a book lover or hoping to read more, here are five tips on how to launch your own book club...

Could The Bookclubs For Business Service Power Your Office Book Club?

Could your team of coworkers benefit from an office book club? With more businesses going remote now than ever, a book club could be the perfect perk to boost morale.