BookTini is......a national social organization that brings women together each month to discuss good books over delicious cocktails.
Founded in Oakland, CA on October 25, 2009, BookTini Book Club has since expanded to 16 chapters in California, New York, D.C., Minnesota, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. Each month, over 150 active BookTini members meet with their chapters for Drinks & Discussion.
Drinks & Discussion is simply ladies discussing a literary selection over a signature drink that pairs well with the book or with the season. We prioritize Black literary works and create a safe space for Black women to explore friendship, culture, humor, politics, religion, and everyday issues in a casual and fun environment over cocktails. We also select books by writers of other cultures and ethnic groups, read a wide range of genres, and welcome women of all backgrounds to join us.
We participate in literary and cocktail centered social events throughout the year, and give back to our communities through charitable contributions and annual service projects that promote literacy.
Our February selection is examines a person of experience within the Black community that makes us proud.
We usually delve into non-fiction: historical texts, memoirs, essay collections, and biographies.
Our 2019 Black Excellence selection is Becoming by Michelle Obama.
We’re pairing Becoming with the French 75 cocktail.
Check our Winter 2019 newsletter for more details.