Book Clubs

The Readings Contemporary Book Club Carlton

Our Carlton Book Club is currently full. To go on a waiting list, or for more information about vacancies for book clubs commencing in August 2015 please contact Ingrid Josephine by email.

Readings Hawthorn Contemporary Book Clubs

We are looking for new members. For more information please contact Desiree Boardman.

Readings St Kilda Book Clubs

Our St Kilda Contemporary Book Club is currently full. To go on a waiting list, or for more information please contact Belle Katavatis on 9525 3852 or by email.

Readings St Kilda is launching a new Queer Book Club, dedicated to reading fiction and select non-fiction books that represent all aspects of LGBTIQ life.

If you’re interested in coming together with like-minded people to discuss contemporary and classic Queer books in a dedicated yet casual setting, then this new book club is for you.

The total cost for membership is $100, which includes six book club sessions run by a Readings staff member, wine, and snacks. Your membership also entitles you to a 20% discount off all full-priced fiction at Readings.

The focus of the book club will primarily be on the chosen book’s position as a work of literature, with discussion opening up to the historical, social, sexual, cultural, and political context in which it was published.

We will meet on the last Wednesday of each month in the back section of Readings St Kilda, which is situated at 112 Acland Street. The first meeting will be on Wednesday 28 May from 7-8.30pm to discuss Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas.

For more information or to make a booking, please contact Amy at Readings St Kilda on 03 9525 3852 or email

Please book by Monday 28 April 2014.

The books we will read and discuss are:

  • May – Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas
  • June – Ghost Wife by Michelle Dicinoski
  • July – The City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal
  • August – Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
  • September – The Twyborn Affair by Patrick White
  • October – TBC (chosen by members)