Alumni Book Club

AU Book Club

“Books may well be the only true magic.”

― Alice Hoffman

Connect with the Athabasca University community through this enriching initiative designed in celebration of AU’s 50th anniversary.

Join the conversation, expand your bookshelf, and explore topics related to personal growth, lifelong learning, and professional development in a private online forum.

Participation in the alumni book club is free. Simply pick up a copy of the current book at your library, local bookstore, or online. The group will read a book every two months - choose one or all, whatever works for your schedule.

More information and how to join can be found here.

Our June to August Selection

The Uncommon Reader
A Novella by Alan Bennett

A deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading. When the Queen in pursuit of her wandering corgis stumbles upon a moblie library she feels duty bound to borrow a book. Aided by Norman, a young man from the palace kitchen who frequents the library, the Queen is transformed as she discovers the liberating pleasures of the written word.

Reading and discussion for The Uncommon Reader begins June 15.

Sign Up

By clicking the Sign Up button you will be redirected to AU’s Online Book Club administered by PCB Guru. This is a third-party service and by signing up you will be subject to the third-party’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Athabasca University will not be managing your profile or individual services provided through PBC Guru. Athabasca University will have administrative access to the Online Book Club to manage the portal and content specific to Athabasca University, including the wording of auto-reply emails sent by the third-party to individual users. It will also have access to some personal information of users only for the purposes of evaluating user engagement. Athabasca University will not collect, use or disclose any user personal information for any other purposes. By signing up for this service, you acknowledge that Athabasca University is authorized to collect and use your personal information for the stated purposes. If you have any questions related to the collection, use or disclosure of personal information, please contact Tara Friesen, Manager, Alumni and Community Engagement at or 403.294.7319.