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3guides-imageFounded in 2002, Bookclub-in-a-Box is a community of readers, coming together through our love of all things literary. By publishing well-researched literary discussion guides, our mission is to reach out to readers of all kinds, both local and international, in order to inspire fun and to promote understanding of the great many novels waiting to be read and appreciated.

Buy our Discussion Guides
Bookclub-in-a-Box publishes discussion guides for both classic and contemporary literary fiction. We currently have more than 60 guides available in print and downloadable PDF, plus many of those are now available as ebooks through Amazon, Kobo, and the iBookstore. These guides make great tools for getting your book clubs and classrooms buzzing!


Hire Marilyn to Lead a Book Club Presentation

Marilyn Herbert, founder of Bookclub-in-a-Box, discusses contemporary fiction and films with book clubs throughout the Greater Toronto Area. If you’d like to arrange a visit from Marilyn for your group or class, send her an email at info [at] bookclubinabox [dot] com.

Meet the Bookclub-in-a-Box Team

Marilyn_headshot_newMarilyn Herbert, Founder/Executive Director
Marilyn Herbert, B.Ed., is the founder of Bookclub-in-a-Box and an international speaker and book club facilitator. With more than 30 years experience as a teacher and school librarian, Marilyn loves to read and talk about books, and in 2002, this led to the creation of Bookclub-in-a-Box, the ultimate discussion companion for contemporary works of literary fiction. Marilyn is always looking for a great debate about books and welcomes all feedback at info [at] bookclubinabox [dot] com.


Laura Godfrey headshotLaura Godfrey, Associate Director
Laura Godfrey is responsible for copy editing discussion guides and updating the Bookclub-in-a-Box website. She has an Honours BA in English & professional writing from York University and a diploma in journalism from Centennial College. She is currently a page designer and copy editor for Pagemasters North America (where she edits the Toronto Star) and a regular contributor to Publishers Weekly magazine. Laura also co-wrote the Bookclub-in-a-Box guides to Jennifer Egan’s A Visit From the Goon Squad and Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. Email laura [at] bookclubinabox [dot] com.