Bookworms use influencer-based avenue for exploring new titles
By Chris Michlewicz; courtesy photo
Literati, a virtual book club with a star-studded twist, has spent recent months entertaining kids and adults alike with little-known and popular book titles. Members of the $25-a-month club receive a new book each month. They then discuss the books with luminaries in business, sports, activism and the arts, everyone from NBA superstar Steph Curry and billionaire tycoon/philanthropist Richard Branson to women’s rights advocate Malala Yousafzai and bestselling author Susan Orlean.
New book selections are announced by Literati’s luminaries on the 15th of every month and books ship on the 18th. Members discuss specific chapters or topics on the Literati app, and club luminaries guide the discussion. The subscription service also hosts monthly “Ask The Author” events, which are held live on Zoom and YouTube.
Literati Kids book clubs for ages 0-12 bring age-appropriate children’s books to members’ doors each month. The delivery includes a box of five inspiring, entertaining titles beloved by teachers, librarians and parents, as well as an accompanying collectible art poster and personalized stickers. The curated monthly collection follows a theme that explores new ideas and is intended to spark kids’ curiosity, intellect and spirit of discovery, according to Literati’s website.
It’s a new realm for bookworms to delve into, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.