the Club

Uptown Oakland chapter, June 2016 Coed Cocktails

Uptown Oakland chapter, June 2016 Coed Cocktails

Literary Selections & Signature Drinks

Each month, we meet with our girlfriends to discuss a good read while sipping cocktails. Check below for our most recent selections.


Part of BookTini's mission is to "...spread the gift of literacy through charity." Every BookTini chapter is encouraged to participate in one community service project annually. Since our inception, BookTini members have donated their time and money to various book drives, shelters, "Back to School" events, school supply and holiday fundraisers, literary events, and other charitable causes to help the communities in our respective cities.


Farewell Brunch , Scottsdale, AZ - 2015  Getting to Happy  Retreat

Farewell Brunch, Scottsdale, AZ - 2015 Getting to Happy Retreat

Every other year, BookTini holds a national Getting to Happy Retreat in October. The focus is to bond with members within the club, relax, and generally have a good time together. October is BookTini's anniversary and National Reading Club month, so there is plenty to celebrate when we meet. The retreat is usually 3-4 days, and includes a Business Meeting, a national book club meeting, a seminar on happiness, and other various "girls weekend" activities to round out our stay.

This year, we’re heading to Oakland and Napa Valley, CA for our 2019 Getting to Happy Retreat Weekend.

We are also celebrating our 10th anniversary during this special weekend with our first ever BookTini Ball..

On the off years, chapters are encouraged to do a local or regional retreat with their chapter members.

Previous National Retreats:

  • San Diego, CA - November 2010

  • Santa Cruz, CA - October 2011

  • Miami, FL - November 2012

  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - October 2014 (cancelled due to Hurricane Odile)

  • Scottsdale, AZ - October 2015

  • New Orleans, LA - October 2017