reader retreats

Have you ever wished for a camp for grown-ups, only maybe with fewer required activities and more quiet time?

Do you long to be among kindred spirits, surrounded by good books and delicious food?

Is your idea of paradise a small Southern town with giant oak trees, walkable streets, and quaint shops?

Then we've planned an event with you in mind.


Tickets are sold out for our September retreat, but make sure to stay tuned for our Spring 2025 retreat dates!

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Our next Reader retreat will be September 27 - 29, 2024.

Tickets are sold out for our September retreat.

Our Reader Retreats are weekend-long events designed for long-distance customers to come visit The Bookshelf and our hometown. Our two-day retreats include all sorts of bookish programming, including a dinner party, silent reading time, workshops, book previews, a live podcast, and more. Reader Retreats are held in partnership with the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Thomasville, and your registration fee includes two meals and accommodations.


Do you want to be one of the first to know about future Reader Retreats?

Our Patreon members get first access to Reader Retreat reservations. You can join our Patreon here.


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To donate to the Reader Retreat Scholarship Fund for a deserving future attendee, please click here.