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Site Updated: 05/07/06

Better Book Lover's Clubs

One of evolution's great adventures is the formation of “grassroots” book discussion groups.

A book comes out that sparks widespread interest.   Someone, or two or three, think it could be fun to get together a few friends to read and discuss it over a few weeks or months.  Voila!  Soon dozens, or hundreds, or thousands are reading and discussing Tom Paine’s Common Sense – which helped spark the American Revolution.

Or more recently Riane Eisler’s The Chalice and the Blade.   Or David Korten’s When Corporations Rule the World.   Or among the younger – and older – crowd the wildfire spread of the magical world of Harry Potter.

What do the better book clubs select?  Often isn't it “books to help us move from the world-as-it-is to the world as it can and should be.”  Not coincidentally, this happens to be a motto for the Benjamin Franklin Press.

Our books:

1. are written to be absorbing and entertaining page turners – but with the deeper meaning that people of sensitivity and intelligence want to probe in discussions these days.


are listed in major interest categories to make selections easy to fit to the basic or shifting interests of your book discussion club.  ScienceEducationPoliticsMorality and Spirituality.  Entertainment and Humor.  & Love.

Try them.   See if you like them.   And please write me about yourselves.

Together, book lovers one and all, we can build the better world through better books.


            Ben Franklin
                      Proprietor, BFPress


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