34 Fun Book Chats You Should Tune Into on Twitter

Book chats are alive and well on Twitter! They’re sometimes hosted by authors who want to promote their books, but most often by books lovers at regularly scheduled times throughout the week. We’ve found book clubs, genre chats, even discussions for writers and publishers, all of which are easy to access and fun to join on Twitter. Check out this list to find some of the best book chats you should be checking out.

Literature Lovers

Book clubs, genre chats, even libraries get together in these fun chats.

  1. #torchat: Science fiction and fantasy book lovers should check out this chat from Tor, frequently featuring genre authors in their monthly hourlong gathering every third Wedensday of the month at 4 p.m. ET.
  2. #libchat: Anyone who loves libraries and books can tune in to this chat each Wednesday at 8 p.m. to chat with librarians, booksellers, critics, and more.
  3. #fridayflash: All day every Friday, writers write and post flash fiction, and readers are welcome to comment and retweet.
  4. #litchat: Readers and authors can get connected twice a week, Mondays at 4 p.m. ET for open topic chats, and Fridays at 4 with author or publishing guest hosts.
  5. #followreader: Hosted each Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET, members of the bookish community, including authors, librarians, publishers, and readers can chat on #followreader.
  6. #fridayreads: Each Friday, book lovers share what they’re currently reading, and fun authors to check out, sharing shoutouts of book inspiration for the weekend on #fridayreads.
  7. #bookchat: This is an interesting hashtag to follow. #bookchat is used by a number of groups that meet regularly, and offers regular chatter even when scheduled chats aren’t going on. At least one book club meets on the second Friday each month at 9 p.m. to chat about their monthly book.
  8. #ufchat: Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET, urban fantasy fiction is explored, celebrated, and even mocked a little bit on #ufchat.
  9. #spbkchat: South Pacific book lovers can chat about their latest reads and favorite books Thursday nights at 6 p.m.
  10. #poetry: Readers, writers, and fans of poetry are encouraged to get together and chat with the #poetry hashtag, Thursdays at 8 p.m. CT.
  11. #scifichat: Chat with lovers of science fiction literature Fridays at noon CT on #scifichat.
  12. #CanLit: Discuss developments in Canadian literature and your favorite Canadian books the first Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. ET on #CanLit.
  13. #1book140: The Atlantic‘s book club hosts frequent live author chats, book discussions, and more for a massive online, international book club.
  14. #twookclub: Grab a book and join the #twookclub party, a group that chats about a specific book the last Sunday of every month at 9 p.m. ET.
  15. #YMBC: The Yummy Mummy Book Club reads a new book each month, and often hosts discussions with special guest authors on the #YMBC chat.
  16. #Gr8Books: This Twitter book club highlights great books, and regularly hosts chats at the end of the month, often featuring the selected author as a guest.
  17. #TwitBookClub: Each third Saturday at 11 a.m., Twitter readers can discuss their latest reads, and even enjoy featured guests including book authors on #TwitBookClub.
  18. #readpenguin: Penguin Books hosts a monthly book club, sharing a book selected by Penguin staff, and an hour-long chat with the author at the end of the month.
  19. #mglitchat: Talk tween books every Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on the Middle Grade Book Chat.
  20. #blacklitchat: This chat celebrates the growing genre of black literature, featuring books by black authors each month, and occasionally spotlights authors as participants, Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.

Writing & Publishing

Check out these chats that are awesome resources for book writers, publishers, and even book lovers as well.

  1. #bookmarket: Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. ET, you can discuss book creation, marketing, and even comment on book covers in the #bookmarket chat.
  2. #pblitchat: This chat is a weekly celebration and discussion of everything picture books, Mondays at 9 p.m. CT.
  3. #ePubChat: If you’re interested in getting into online publishing, including Kindle books, check out this chat for formatting, publishing, and marketing online Fridays at 3 p.m. PT.
  4. #kidlitchat: Tune in to #kidlitchat for insight into the craft and business of writing for young readers, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. CT.
  5. #MBPA: The MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association hosts regular chats Thursdays at 9 p.m. for those who want to learn how technology can enhance publishing.
  6. #scribechat: On #scribechat, fiction writers can network, discuss challenges, share inspiration, and more, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET.
  7. #bookcountry: Check out the Book Country Twitter chat every other Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET for a discussion on writing and publishing topics, and even special industry guests.
  8. #kidlitart: Each Thursday at 9 p.m., children’s book illustrators and picture book authors come together to discuss children’s literature art.
  9. #scriptchat: Screenwriters can talk about topics in script writing Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on #scriptchat.
  10. #ePrdctn: Learn about eBook design and production in this chat for book designers, publishers, and authors Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
  11. #storyappchat: Writers and publishers of storybook apps for kids can discuss their industry each Sunday at 9 p.m ET on #storyappchat.
  12. #storycraft: Discuss the craft of fiction writing, and take on a Flash Fiction Challenge in the #storycraft chat Sundays at 4 p.m. CT.
  13. #writechat: Follow a new topic in writing each Sunday at 2 p.m. CT on #writechat.
  14. #YALitChat: Writer, publishers, illustrator, or fan, you can discuss young adult literature Wednesdays at 7 p.m. CT on #YALitChat.

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