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Membership

For a limited time, enjoy 45% off new and gift memberships to the Center for Fiction this holiday season! Use code NEWMEMBER45 at checkout.

Become an annual member of the Center for Fiction and enjoy discounts on bookstore purchases, event tickets, reading groups, writing workshops, and more! Membership is a tax-deductible donation to the Center for Fiction with benefits that are subject to change. Beginning September 2020, current members can now reserve library books for onsite retrieval and return on our first floor. Already a member? Click here to renew!

Click here for gift memberships.


Questions about membership? Contact us!

General Memberships

Memberships are a tax-deductible donation to our nonprofit. They are non-transferable and non-refundable. Please note that benefits are subject to change and you will be notified of any changes.

  • General Membership: Individual

    Purchasing a gift membership? Click here.

    For a limited time, enjoy 45% off new and gift memberships to the Center for Fiction this holiday season! Use code NEWMEMBER45 at checkout.

    All renewing and new members can still use the 10% discounts on online workshops, ticketed events, and bookstore purchases during the temporary closure of our physical space in Brooklyn.

    • $180/year
    • Borrowing privileges from our circulating collection of over 70,000 titles
    • 10% discount on online events, workshops, reading groups, and bookstore purchases
    • Early bird ticketing to special events
    • Free monthly afternoon book group led by our Head Librarian Allison Escoto year-round
    • Discounted rates on space rentals

    Members must be 13+. Anyone between the ages of 13 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult member. 

  • General Membership: Dual

    Purchasing a gift membership? Click here.

    For a limited time, enjoy 45% off new and gift memberships to the Center for Fiction this holiday season! Use code NEWMEMBER45 at checkout.

    All renewing and new members can still use the 10% discounts on online workshops, ticketed events, and bookstore purchases during the temporary closure of our physical space in Brooklyn. 

    • $335/year
    • Borrowing privileges from our circulating collection of over 70,000 titles
    • 10% discount on online events, workshops, reading groups, and bookstore purchases
    • Early bird ticketing to special events
    • Free monthly afternoon book group led by our Head Librarian Allison Escoto year-round
    • Discounted rates on space rentals

    Dual memberships are for two people living at a single address. Members must be 13+. Anyone between the ages of 13 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult member. 

  • General Membership: Household

    Purchasing a gift membership? Click here.

    For a limited time, enjoy 45% off new and gift memberships to the Center for Fiction this holiday season! Use code NEWMEMBER45 at checkout.

    All renewing and new members can still use the 10% discounts on online workshops, ticketed events, and bookstore purchases during the temporary closure of our physical space in Brooklyn. 

    • $385/year
    • Borrowing privileges from our circulating collection of over 70,000 titles
    • 10% discount on online events, workshops, reading groups, and bookstore purchases
    • Early bird ticketing to special events
    • Free monthly afternoon book group led by our Head Librarian Allison Escoto year-round
    • Discounted rates on space rentals

    Household memberships are for 3+ people living at a single address. Members must be 13+. Anyone between the ages of 13 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult member. 

 *For over 25 years, The Center has not permitted the use of laptops or cellphones by general members to encourage our community to unplug and sink into a good book or conversation without interruption from our devices. While peaceful, it is not meant to be a silent space and we do encourage members to strike up conversation with each other.

Reciprocal Privileges

The Center for Fiction is proud to be one of the thriving membership libraries in the country that make up the Membership Libraries Group. Active members of The Center for Fiction have privileges at the sister institutions listed here.

Gift Memberships

Give the gift of membership to The Center for Fiction—it’s the perfect present for your literary loved ones! 

When you buy a gift membership, a certificate will be emailed to you within 24 hours, so that you can print it out or send it to the recipient. It will include information on how to obtain a membership card in person.

Please be assured that we will not contact the gift recipient unless you specifically request that we do so. We ask that you provide the recipient’s full name, email address, and mailing address in the Additional Notes field at checkout. If you have any questions, please email info@centerforfiction.org

Founders Society

The Center for Fiction’s Founders Society provides an opportunity to engage individual donors for their generous support and draw them closer to the Center’s work & mission. 

  • Edgar Allan Poe

    Founders Society Membership for
    Donors Contributing $1,000+

    Membership at the Edgar Allan Poe level includes:

    • Borrowing privileges from our circulating collection of 70,000 classic and contemporary fiction titles
    • Use of our beautiful, members-only floor, which includes:
      • A spacious, peaceful members lounge for reading and quiet conversation
      • Elegant outdoor terrace
      • Private bar featuring craft beers, wines, and a changing menu of specialty cocktails
    • A 15% discount on admission to special events, workshops, reading groups, and books and gifts in our bookstore
    • Unlimited guests. Must be accompanied by a member during their visit.
    • A Center for Fiction tote bag
    • Preferential seating to select Center literary performances
    • Gift of one specially selected book mailed to you 6 times a year
    • Invitations to private receptions before select author events
    • Recognition at the Edgar Allan Poe Level on the Donor Wall
  • Zora Neale Hurston

    Founders Society Membership for
    Donors Contributing $2,500+

    Membership at the Zora Neale Hurston level includes:

    • Borrowing privileges from our circulating collection of 70,000 classic and contemporary fiction titles
    • Use of our beautiful, members-only floor, which includes:
      • A spacious, peaceful members lounge for reading and quiet conversation
      • Elegant outdoor terrace
      • Private bar featuring craft beers, wines, and a changing menu of specialty cocktails
    • A 15% discount on admission to special events, workshops, reading groups, and books and gifts in our bookstore
    •  Unlimited guests. Must be accompanied by a member during their visit.
    • A Center for Fiction tote bag
    • Preferential seating to select Center literary performances
    • Gift of one specially selected book mailed to you 6 times a year
    • Invitations to private receptions before select author events
    • Invitations to private author dinner parties
    • Signed set of books by each year’s First Novel Prize finalists
    • Recognition at the Zora Neale Hurston Level on the Donor Wall
  • Virginia Woolf

    Founders Society Membership for
    Donors Contributing $5,000+

    Membership at the Virginia Woolf level includes:

    • Borrowing privileges from our circulating collection of 70,000 classic and contemporary fiction titles
    • Use of our beautiful, members-only floor, which includes:
      • A spacious, peaceful members lounge for reading and quiet conversation
      • Elegant outdoor terrace
      • Private bar featuring craft beers, wines, and a changing menu of specialty cocktails
    • A 15% discount on admission to special events, workshops, reading groups, and books and gifts in our bookstore
    •  Unlimited guests. Must be accompanied by a member during their visit.
    • A Center for Fiction tote bag
    • Preferential seating to select Center literary performances
    • Gift of one specially selected book mailed to you 6 times a year
    • Invitations to private receptions before select author events
    • Invitations to private author dinner parties
    • Signed set of books by each year’s First Novel Prize finalists
    • A complimentary Novel Approach consultation with a personalized year-long reading list
    • Recognition at the Virgina Woolf Level on the Donor Wall

 *For over 25 years, The Center has not permitted the use of laptops or cellphones by general members to encourage our community to unplug and sink into a good book or conversation without interruption from our devices. While peaceful, it is not meant to be a silent space and we do encourage members to strike up conversation with each other.