Book Clubs

Readings hosts a number of book clubs at our shops, including ones for adults, children and teens. Read on to find information about the different book clubs readers can join.


BOOK CLUBS AT READINGS STATE LIBRARY


Readings State Library runs three book clubs each year: the Readings State Library Fiction Book Club, the Readings State Library Nonfiction Book Club, and the Readings State Library Queer Book Club. All book clubs meet monthly to discuss a selection of books hand-picked by our experienced staff.

The two Readings State Library Fiction groups meet in the shop on the fourth Tuesday and fourth Wednesday of every month. The Readings State Library Nonfiction Book Club meets in the shop on the first Wednesday of every month. The Readings State Library Queer Book Club meets in the shop on the second Wednesday of every month. Membership is on a paid four-monthly basis, and costs $50.

If you have any queries about the Readings State Library book clubs, please email bookclub@readings.com.au.


BOOK CLUBS AT READINGS ST KILDA


Readings St Kilda runs three book clubs each year: the Queer Book Club, which discusses fiction and selected non-fiction books from the queer canon; the Contemporary Fiction Book Club, which discusses new and recent fiction and modern classics; and the new Non-Fiction Book Club, which is running this year from May to November. All book clubs meet monthly.

Membership is on a paid yearly basis.

If you have any queries about the St Kilda book clubs, please email bookclub@readings.com.au.


Expressions of interest for a Kids Graphic Novel Book Club in 2020

Readings St Kilda is also now looking for expressions of interest in a Kids Graphic Novel book club for 2020. If you are interested, please email Kim.Gruschow@readings.com.au


BOOK CLUBS AT READINGS DONCASTER


Readings Doncaster runs two book clubs each year. The Readings Doncaster Book Club for adults meets monthly to discuss a selection of fiction and memoir, all hand-picked by our experienced staff. The Readings Doncaster Middle Fiction Book Club is for kids aged 10-13 and is run fortnightly by an experienced kid’s specialist staff.

The Readings Doncaster Adult Book Club meets in the shop on the last Thursday of every month. Membership is on a paid four-monthly basis, and costs $50.

If you have any queries about the Doncaster book club, please email doncaster@readings.com.au.


The Readings Doncaster Middle Fiction Book Club

The Readings Doncaster Middle Fiction Book Club meets in the shop on Friday nights fortnightly from 7pm to 8pm. Attendance is $5 per session (not inclusive of the price of the book) and parents are required to remain in the centre and reachable for the entirety of the session. There is no overall membership fee which means you can come to just one session or more with no ongoing commitment required.

Find out more about what sessions are coming up here.

If you are interested in attending, or know of a child who is interested in attending one of these sessions, please contact Sam Kelly at doncaster@readings.com.au or phone the shop on (03) 9810 0891.


Expressions of interest for a Young Adult Book Club in 2020

Readings Doncaster is also now looking for expressions of interest in a Young Adult Book Club for teens aged 14 - 19. The club will run once a month in the store, and will be moderated by one of our YA specialist book nerds. We will discuss a certain book each month which will be determined by the club and moderator.

If interested please send an email to doncaster@readings.com.au with the below information:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Contact email
  • Favourite genre of YA
  • Book suggestion for the club