Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp are cooks, book enthusiasts, and friends. Seeking to combine their passion for books, food, and book clubs, they met over stacks of books and endless cups of coffee at a local sandwich shop, where The Book Club Cookbook (www.bookclubcookbook.com) was born. They were motivated to write their second book, The Kids’ Book Club Book (www.kidsbookclubbook.com), after librarians, parents, and teachers who attended their talks asked for a similar book for the growing number of youth book clubs across the country.
They created bookclubcookbook.com and kidsbookclubbook.com, websites that provide inspiration for book clubs, featuring book recommendations from book groups around the country, author recipes, book giveaways, author blogs, and newsletters.
Their latest book, Table of Contents (www.bookclubcookbook.com/book.htm# Table of Contents), features book-related recipes from fifty of today’s most popular authors.
Judy and Vicki enjoy speaking about book clubs, and appreciate their ongoing conversations, both in person and via their websites, with book and food enthusiasts across the country. They live with their families in the Boston area.