The Literaryswag Book Club is a Brooklyn-based book club and subscription service that meets every last Wednesday of the month at The Brooklyn Circus. Founded by Yahdon Israel in 2015, the book club started as collaborative event with the independent bookstore, Strand, to create a space that focused on readers, and allowed them to engage in open and honest discussions about literature.

Whereas most book clubs are started among friends and people usually considered to be “like-minded,” Yahdon wanted to create a community where people with various experiences, ideas, and cultural backgrounds, could talk to and come to understand one another through a mutual love of books and a respect for the people who read them.