Book Club Café: A Celebration of Reading and Madison's Public Libraries

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 - 7:00pm

The Book Club Café is an annual Friends tradition - an event where book club members and other book lovers gather to celebrate reading and Madison's public libraries. Local author Maggie Ginsberg will be reading from her book Still True.

This is an in person event at the Central Library

Attendees enjoy coffee, tea and desserts; a book gift basket raffle; and a complimentary Book Club Favorites booklet.  Books will be available for sale by A Room of One's Own Bookstore.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $25. Click here to purchase a ticket.  Purchase tickets by May 1 to have your book club's favorites included in our annual Book Club Favorites booklet! The Book Club Café is hosted by the Friends of the Madison Public Library. Event proceeds benefit all Madison Public Libraries.

Not in a book club? Single ticket buyers are welcome!

Email Elissa at for more information or to inquire about tickets.

Maggie Ginsberg is the author of Still True, a senior editor at Madison Magazine, and an award-winning writer in Dane County, Wisconsin. For nearly two decades, her magazine and newspaper articles have appeared in numerous city, regional and national publications. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors, the Wisconsin Writers Association, The Authors Guild, the Chicago Writers Association and the Council for Wisconsin Writers. Her novel Still True recently received an Honorable Mention in the 2023 Edna Ferber Fiction Book Awards.

Event address: 
Central Library
201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703