Book clubs number around 500 in North Carolina, with more forming every day. Some are formal, others more casual. All form because of a love of books. Book clubs are not a recent happening. Barnhill describes the Booklovers Club of Davidson College, formed in 1899, and Philocalian Book Club of Winston-Salem, started in 1910. More recent clubs include the Sunday Afternoon Book Club of Kernersville and the African-American Discussion Group in Durham.