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'The Baby-sitter's Club' book club

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Many nostalgic adults are now returning to The Baby-sitter's Club, a popular kids' series from the 1980s and '90s. They reminisce about their childhoods, laugh at the wild fashions and reconnect to the timeless characters. Some fans have created blogs to discuss the books, while others prefer more interactive strolls down memory lane and adopt characters' identities in role-playing games. (Melissa Korn/CNS)

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Scholastic sold more than 175 million copies of The Baby-sitter's Club books during the series' 15-year run. Although the books went out of print in 2000, adult fans scavenge used bookstores and yard sales to amass full collections of the regular, Super Special, mystery and other spin-off books. (Melissa Korn/CNS)

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Many nostalgic adults are now returning to The Baby-sitter's Club, a popular kids' series from the 1980s and '90s. They reminisce about their childhoods, laugh at the wild fashions and reconnect to the timeless characters. Some fans have created blogs to discuss the books, while others prefer more interactive strolls down memory lane and adopt characters' identities in role-playing games. (Melissa Korn/CNS)

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Not yet ready to abandon their childhoods, adults are re-reading the cult kid series "The Baby-sitter's Club." The 20-something fans find kindred spirits on blogs and even engage in role-playing games, adopting the teenage characters' identities.


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