Upcoming Discussions

Genre X meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 8 PM. Join us on our 2014 tour to discuss great books over food & drink. Where will we meet next? Check back to find out.

Copies of each book are available at the Main Library a month before the discussion. For a complete list of past selections, join us on Goodreads.

November 25

 Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel

Fat Duck Tavern & Grill, 7218 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL


Upcoming Events

Foodie Bingo

Thursday, November 20 at 6pm
Oak Park Public Library Main Branch

Craving some friendly competition and delicious foodie fun? Join us for an evening of bingo with multiple rounds of prizes for adults who love to eat, drink, and spell B-I-N-G-O.

No registration required, just be ready for an epic bingo showdown.

Cash bar, 21+


8th Annual Holiday Book Swap

Tuesday, December 16 at 8pm
Fitzgeralds Sidebar Fitzgerald’s Sidebar (6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402)

The weather is getting colder but the fun is heating up as we put a pin in our discussions and get together to swap some of our favorite stories. Bring a new or gently used copy of one of your best loved books, and be sure to gift wrap it for the swap. Each book will be introduced as it is unwrapped, and by the end of the night everyone will have a new book and a list of great titles for the ever growing “to read” list!


Genre X will provide the pizza, and Sidebar will be open for all of your beverage needs. This is a great event to bring a friend. Hope to see you there!



Past Events

Curbside Splendor Pop-Up Book Fair & After-Party

Giant thanks to the folks at Curbside Splendor Publishing for inviting us to be part of this great annual event in its first visit to Oak Park. See photos from the fair and after-party on Instagram. #popup2014


7th Annual Holiday Bookswap

Our 7th Annual (!) swap at Fitzgerald’s Sidebar was a swapping success. Thanks to everybody who joined us for pizza, giving, stealing and sharing. See the full list of fantastic reads unwrapped on the blog.

Spooky Spell Yeah!

Thanks to everyone who spelled, spectated, and spooked at this year’s Spell Yeah! Check out our wrap up for some spooktacular Spell Yeah pictures by John.

The Dating Game

Take a look at our photo recap of The Dating Game, April 20, 2013.

Spell Yeah!

Check out photos from 2011’s Spell Yeah! our first spelling bee for grown-ups.