True Writ is Beebe Library’s nonfiction book discussion group. We read across all subjects and genres of nonfiction, from biographies to travelogues and everything in between – well, except for religious and political books. As Linus once said in the 1961 comic strip Peanuts, “There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people…religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.”  Some months will assign a single title for discussion, other times there will be a common  theme with a list of suggested books from which participants can choose.

Rules and guidelines for the book discussion group can be found here.

We’re moving to a new day and time!  Starting in January, join us on the second Monday evening of everything month at 7:00 pm in the Blake Gallery.

Upcoming titles:

May 8th – Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Join us for what promises to be a lively discussion on this timely and important bestseller.

From Amazon: A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

The library has purchased extra copies of this title, but due to its continued popularity, we may not always have one immediately on hand.  To be added to the list to receive a book group copy, please call the Reference Desk at 781-246-6334 x2 or email group leader Jackie at