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A Bookhouse Boys patch, held by Agent Cooper in the episode The Black Widow.

The Bookhouse Boys are a secret society formed to combat the darkness surrounding the town of Twin Peaks. As of the beginning of the series, they are not aware of the existence of the Black and White Lodge as such, but do know that there is a kind of evil surrounding the town which causes dark and unusual events to occur; they believe that this might be part of the "price" the town has to pay for all the benefits that come from its comparative seclusion from the modern world.

The members, some of whom belong to the police department, also play a kind of vigilante role against drug dealers, etc. The group was formed in the 1940s as the Citizens Brigade to defend Twin Peaks prior to the United States' entry into World War II. Among the founders was Sheriff Frederick Truman, whose sons Frank and Harry would succeed him as sheriff and become members of the Bookhouse Boys.

They are not afraid to take the law into their own hands: e.g., when Bernard Renault is interrogated in the Bookhouse.

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A meeting of the Bookhouse Boys at the Double R Diner.

Like the Freemasons, they have their own secret gesture, a stroke with a finger on the temple They derive their name from their meeting place, the Bookhouse. It is a building full of books; it contains a bar and cafe, where members can make their own drinks. No mention of a membership fee is made. It is largely a wooden structure, with many alcoves, and old furniture. It is said to have been built in the 40s or 50s. When Sheriff Truman loses Josie Packard, he gets drunk and trashes the place.

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(from L to R) Hawk, Cooper, James, Harry, Ed

The best-known members of the Bookhouse Boys are:

The seven members of the starting lineup of the 1968 Twin Peaks High Lumberjacks were all in the Bookhouse Boys.

Lucy Moran buys the books for the organization.

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