Boogie Down Book Club

Who We Are

Boogie Down Book Club is a Bronx-based book club for teens and adults who love young adult literature. 

We read recently released books that appeal to YA readers of all ages and that are reflective of the backgrounds, experiences, and identities of our community. 

We seek to promote empathy, understanding, and a lifelong love of reading by bringing together teens and adults from varied walks of life around a shared passion for books.

3rd Saturday of the month

11:30am -1:00pm

Mottley Kitchen

402 E. 140 St. @ Willis Ave.

Mott Haven, South Bronx

* Free and open to the public

* Middle-grade & YA readers of all ages welcome

* RSVP required

* Space limited

* No purchase necessary

* Food and beverages available for sale from Mottley Kitchen

Unless otherwise noted, authors will not be joining us.

Next meeting: May 18

Join us over lunch for a lively discussion of Nicola Yoon's YA novel, The Sun is Also a Star. YA readers of all ages are welcome. This is a great way to join your teen in a community reading experience going into the summer. Stay tuned for information about a group field trip to see the movie afterwards!

More Info & RSVP

What Past Attendees Say

“It was interesting to meet a diverse group of people from the community and bond over books” –Carolyn O.

“I loved discussing this book with the group since it allowed me to really get into the plot and characters in a deep and meaningful way.  In addition, it was great to meet up with people from the community as well as discovering Mottley Kitchen! I wanted to thank you for putting this together! It was really fun time.” –Suleika D.

“Diverse perspectives; cool location; positive energy. Was really great and positive - thanks for having us!” –Anonymous

“I enjoyed the location and the people. I liked the diverse background of the book club participants. Some were teachers, assistant principals, journalists, etc.  I enjoyed the pacing of the conversation and the open-mindedness of the group. “ –Christina L.

“I'm just really excited to get a book and reading community going in the South Bronx.” –Gabriela R.

“The discussion was thought provoking, and everyone participated with insight. Rebekah gently guided the discussion with engaging questions. It was a great group and I would love to meet again!” –Frieda K.