About Us

The Young Adult Book Council (YABC, YA Book Council) was founded in December 2007 to bring together adults who love to read and discuss young adult literature. We are based in the Pasadena, CA and meet once a month for discussions. Each month, a member of the book club selects a title to be reviewed. Sometimes we volunteer at book festivals, book-related events, and host book swaps. Once in a while, we also host open book discussions.

Membership for the regular monthly book discussions are restricted, but most of the events are open to everyone.

  • YABC 2015. Photo by Katie Ferguson.
Our members
 Friends of YABC
Alethea A., Alyson B., Amber L., Damaris C., Danielle B., Emily A., Jason D., Nancy G., Leslie L., Suzy G., Thuy L.

YABC Glossary

  • ALA — American Library Association: national professional association for libraries and information services
  • Bridge to Books: founded by two former yabc members, Alethea (frootjoos) and Alyson (alybee), Bridge to Books is a local group formed with advocates from various disciplines to share thoughts and ideas, with the overall goal of getting children excited about books and reading.
  • CLCSC– Children’s Literature Council of Southern California: a nonprofit organization that promotes greater interest in literature for children and young people and encourages excellence in the production and selection of books in that field.
  • Goodreads: a free web resource to add, rate, and review books
  • Once Upon A Time Bookstore: one of our favorite local bookstores. Located in Montrose (Glendale), this is family bookstore.
  • VOYA– Voice of Youth Advocates: leading library journal dedicated to the needs of young adult librarians, the advocacy of young adults, and the promotion of young adult literature and reading.
  • Vromans Bookstore: another one of our favorite local bookstores. Vromans is Southern California’s oldest and largest independent bookstore and has been in business for almost 120 years.
  • YALSA– Young Adult Library Services Association: a division of the ALA whose mission is to support library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face, and in putting all teens ‒ especially those with the greatest needs ‒ on the path to successful and fulfilling lives.

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