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General Membership

Support storytelling in all its forms. Become an annual member of The Center for Fiction and enjoy discounts on Bookstore and Café-Bar purchases, event tickets, reading groups, writing workshops, and more! Members also have access to our second-floor member spaces, including our Lounge, Reading Room, and Terrace, as well as borrowing privileges from our Library collection.

Please read about our updated health and safety requirements as we welcome you to The Center for Fiction.

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General Membership Benefits

  • Access to Member Spaces
    Visit our second-floor spaces, including our tech-free Reading Room, tech-friendly Lounge, and outdoor Terrace with up to three guests per month.
  • Library Borrowing Privileges
    Browse and borrow from our circulating collection of over 70,000 titles!
  • Year-Round Discounts
    Receive 10% off bookstore and café purchases, event tickets, writing workshops, and reading groups throughout the year.
  • Exclusive Member Previews
    Browse and enroll in new reading groups and writing workshops before we share them with the public. Get the first chance to sign up before classes sell out!
  • Members-Only Book Club
    Free monthly afternoon reading group led by our Head Librarian Allison Escoto.
  • Sister Libraries
    Active members can visit institutions in the Membership Libraries Group up to five times a year! See participating libraries.
  • Members-Only Invitations
    Invitations to members-only social events throughout the year.
  • Books of the Month
    Discounted members-only books of the month.

Students and seniors may purchase annual Individual Memberships at a reduced price of $100. Please email members@centerforfiction.org for details.

Membership is a tax-deductible donation to The Center for Fiction with benefits that are subject to change.

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, your order confirmation email includes a printable certificate that you can present to the recipient! It includes information on how to obtain a membership card.

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 our sister institutions.