Book Groups

Hosted by vital partners all over Maine, our book groups enable participants to meet each other more fully.


Ask us about bringing a book group to your community.

Book Groups

MHC book groups happen in places where people are already gathering for important reasons

MHC book groups have always happened in places where people are already gathering for important reasons … but the pandemic has taught us swiftly that it is the connection among people that is the most important element of the work we do, even across distance.

Now, when great flexibility is what the moment calls for, we are excited to provide a new, flexible opportunity to host a text-based discussion program that meets the needs of your own community, whether you are working independently or as part of an organization.

Learn more about the Summer Discussion Project!

  • "For forty years I have been looking for words to describe my experience and I finally found them right here in this ancient book (The Odyssey)."

    -Veteran participant

  • "Even reluctant speakers become leaders in linking literature to their hopes and aspirations."


  • "I am more at ease with myself and the people around me because I have opened my mind to another experience."

    -New Books, New Readers participant

  • "I found myself feeling better connected to the day to day issues
    affecting the many young people I have had the good fortune to teach."


  • “The program helps me reaffirm the need to attempt to bring a supportive healing attitude to my work area.”