I just wanted to take a second to say that I live in a great town!
I moved to the LA area 2 weeks ago and already found my first group of Tolkien fans. I lived in my old state (which will go nameless as not to offend) for 25 years and never ran into a Tolkien reading group.
The fact that a Tolkien group exists, in this small community on the north edge of LA really, is a testament to how much the Tolkien phenomenon is growing. In a few months, I'm sure your local Barnes and Noble will have their own discussion group. And if they don't, all proud Tolkien fans should start one! (After all, we are going to have to set a whole new generation of Tolkien fans straight when they ask who 'Lurtz' is...)
If you live in Santa Clarita, California and want to get a weekly fix of Lord of the Rings come on down to the Barnes and Noble on Valencia Blvd. The group meets every Monday night at 7:30pm PST. Get involved now, we are only on Chapter 4 of FOTR!
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
23630 Valencia Blvd.
Santa Clarita CA, 91355