Talk Totes

Discussion starter kits for your book group


The Fault in Our Stars Talk Tote


Calling all book clubs!

We know how difficult it is to choose a book for your next book group meeting, and to find enough copies for all the members of your group.

So we've made it easier for you by collecting discussible books and putting all the copies in a canvas bag.

We've also included discussion questions and information about each author in a folder for each collection.


How can I get a Talk Tote?

Search our list of Talk Totes in PamCat, our online library catalog (or sort by author or title).  Once your book discussion group has decided on a title, you can request Talk Totes like you would any other title.

Our Talk Totes titles


It will be helpful if your group is flexible about which month you will use the Talk Tote, in case another group has already reserved it.  However, once we agree on a date, the Tote will be reserved for your group.


Each Talk Tote includes:

  • Multiple copies of the same title

  • Author biographical information

  • Reviews

  • Discussion questions

  • Helpful hints on facilitating a group discussion

Checking out a Talk Tote:

  • Talk Totes may be checked out for eight weeks to library cardholders.

  • No more than one Talk Tote at a time may be checked out to an individual.

  • Talk Totes may be renewed once if there are no holds.

  • Talk Totes must be returned to a branch library circulation desk. Please do not put Talk Totes in book drop boxes.

  • Talk Totes are checked out to one person. Members of the group should get their copies from that member of their group.

  • The individual who checks out the Talk Tote is responsible for the return of the complete Talk Tote, including the bag, the books, and the binder.

What if a book is lost?

If your group happens to lose a book, we ask that you replace it with another copy of the book, new or secondhand, that is clean and readable.


How can my book group help?

You can help us build our Talk Totes collection by donating copies of books your group has read. This will be a great way for area groups to share not just the titles of what they've read and enjoyed, but the books themselves. Drop off copies of your discussion books at any Pamunkey Regional Library branch. Be sure to mention that they are for the Talk Totes. Thanks for your help!


Talk Totes & NoveList Plus Book Discussion Guides

Did you know that our readers' advisory database, NoveList Plus, has book group resources, including Discussion Guides on popular titles and classics? The following is just a small sample, using titles from our Talk Totes list. Have your library card number handy if you are outside the library.


NoveList Plus

Find Your Next Book To Read:


Looking for more good reads?  Try NoveList Plus, for reviews, read-alikes, series information, and more!  Have your library card number handy if you are searching from outside the library. 



Branch Libraries


Richard S. Gillis, Jr.
Ashland Branch Library

201 S. Railroad Avenue


Atlee Branch Library
9161 Atlee Road


Goochland Branch Library
3075 River Road West


Hanover Branch Library
7527 Library Drive


King & Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Road


Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place


Lois Wickham Jones
Montpelier Branch Library

17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane


Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road


Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road


West Point Branch Library
721 Main Street


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