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Books in a Bag

Books in a Bag is Boulder Public Library's popular service for our book club patrons! The program allows your book club to check out 10 copies of one title. You'll also get background materials including an author biography and thoughtful questions to help guide your group's discussion.

Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Fiction) NEW!

The Boys in the Boatby Daniel Brown (Nonfiction) NEW!

The Girls of Atomic City, by Denise Kiernan  (Nonfiction) NEW!

The Good Lord Bird, James McBride (Fiction) NEW!

The Ocean at the End of the Laneby Neil Gaiman (Fiction) NEW!

Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction) NEW!

The Rosie Project, by Simsion Graeme (fiction) NEW!

We are all Completely Beside Ourselves, by Karen Joy Fowler (Fiction) NEW!


See all our titles with short summaries.


  • Bags can be checked out by anyone with an in-county Boulder Public Library card.
  • Each cardholder may check out one Bag at a time for a period of six weeks.
  • Bags may not be renewed.
  • Holds may not be placed on Bags. At this time we cannot accommodate reservations for specific time periods.
  • When you are picking up and returning your Bag, please check its contents against the list included in the notebook. Patrons who return an incomplete Bag will be assessed a fee of $1.00 a day until all missing items are returned.

Where are they?

Please pick up your Bag from the display near the Fiction & Media desk on the first floor of the Main Library. We do not have pickup at the branch libraries. You may check out the Bag at the Fiction & Media desk.

Please return Bags to the Fiction & Media desk. Do not put Bags in the book drops.

The replacement cost for an entire bag is $150, plus a $5.00 processing fee for each kit item. Maximum late fee is $10.00. Policies regarding damaged item charges and collection agency fees will apply. Replacements costs for individual items are:

  • $10/book (there are 10 books in the Bag)
  • $20/binder
  • $20/bag
  • $10/tag

Other Questions about Books in a Bag?

Call BPL’s Fiction and Media Desk at 303-441-4108.


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