Book Kits & Guides Print

Reserve for your book group or ask your friends, family, and coworkers if they will all read the same book with you and then talk about it as you read together. 


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
by Sherman Alexie (guide)
Atonement by Ian McEwan (guide)
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (guide)
Border Songs by Jim Lynch (guide)
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (guide)
The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss (guide)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (guide)
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls (guide)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (guide)
In the Presence of the Enemy by Elizabeth George (guide)
Little Bee by Chris Cleave (guide)
Old School by Tobias Wolff (guide)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (guide)
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister (guide)
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (guide)

Coming Soon! The Big Burn by Timothy Egan
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown (guide)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby (guide)
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: an African childhood by Alexandra Fuller (guide)
Garlic and Sapphires: the secret life of a critic in disguise by Ruth Reichl (guide)
Coming Soon! The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (guide)
In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White (guide)
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: a memoir by Bill Bryson (guide)
The Places In Between by Rory Stewart (guide)
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore (guide)
Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson (guide)
Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder (guide)
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson (guide)
Warriors Don’t Cry: a searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock’s Central High by Melba Pattilo Beals (guide)

About the kits:

  • Kits include ten books, a reading guide, and sometimes a DVD or audio.
  • Kits check out for six weeks.
  • Kits are available to reserve, but we cannot guarantee their availability for specific dates.
  • One person in the group is responsible for the kits full return.
  • Return kits in person at any Whatcom County library.

Bellingham Public Library (BPL) also provides book kits; however, BPL kits must be picked up and returned to the Bellingham Library.