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 Bookclubz 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 Bookclubz to free one club in Philadelphia from never-ending email chains. Bookclubz’ online management tool is now serving thousands of book clubs all over the world.
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)An avid reader and book club enthusiast, Anna joined her first book club in 2005. Since then, she’s formed, led, and actively participated in over ten book clubs across multiple cities. She began co-leading the book club that inspired Bookclubz in 2011. Anna is a change-agent with a background in government affairs. As a seasoned public health policy expert and social justice advocate turned social entrepreneur, she has deep experience building partnerships, creating products, and changing policy to improve lives and promote well being. She is an alumna of Georgetown University and received her MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.
We are always striving to improve Bookclubz. Security and reliability are paramount. And we continually poll our users for vital input on new features, partnerships, content, and design.
Bookclubz 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 Bookclubz to be equally accessible: Our site and app are free, and always will be.
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 Bookclubz 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.
As Seen In
Bookclubz, a free website and app designed for book club management, has added thousands of book clubs since March 1, growing a massive 26%.
Once set up, you can use Bookclubz to manage members, send messages, poll your members, post meetings, and track RSVPs.
Suffice it to say that thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, we are living in extremely unprecedented and chaotic times.
Even amid the chaos, you can find a quiet spot to turn pages. It may require some stealth.
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Anna Ford was leading a book club in Philadelphia in 2015 when the concept for a new business called Bookclubz was born.