Book Clubs

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.

Membership is on a paid four-monthly basis, and costs $50. Sessions for all three book clubs commence in March.

Readings State Library’s three book clubs are currently at maximum capacity. Please check back here in late May/early June to book for the next round.

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

Readings State Library Fiction Book Club

The two Readings State Library Fiction groups will meet in the shop on the fourth Tuesday and fourth Wednesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm.

Sign up for the fiction book club (1) here

Sign up for the fiction book club (2) here

  • The book for August is Baby by Analeese Jochems

Readings State Library Nonfiction Book Club

The Readings State Library Nonfiction Book Club will meet in the shop on the first Wednesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm. The first session is on Wednesday 7 August.

Sign up for the non-fiction book club here

Readings State Library Queer Book Club

The Readings State Library Queer Book Club will meet in the shop on the second Wednesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm. The first session will be held on Wednesday 14 August.

Sign up for the queer book club here


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, and sessions for the Queer and Fiction book clubs commence in February, while the Non-Fiction book club will begin in May. Membership is still open. Please contact us using the email below to discuss signing up for an in-progress book club.

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

Readings St Kilda Graphic Novel Book Club for kids

Readings St Kilda is starting a new monthly kids' graphic novel book club! The book club is aimed at children aged 9–13, however we welcome those who are a little older or younger if they are reading at that level and are eager to join us for an evening of intrigue, discovery and, most importantly, fun!

The book club will run from 4.30 pm to 5.30pm. Each session is $5 per child (admission cost is not inclusive of the book), which can be paid on the night upon arrival.

The first session will be held on Tuesday 17 September, and the book will be El Deafo by Cece Bell.


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 for kids aged 10-13 is run fortnightly by experienced kid’s specialist staff.

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

Readings Doncaster Book Club for adults

The Readings Doncaster Adult Book Club will meet in the shop on the last Thursday of every month from 7pm to 8pm.

Membership is on a paid four-monthly basis, and costs $50. Sessions for 2019 commence in March.

Readings Doncaster’s book club is currently at maximum capacity. Please contact us using the email below if you would like to be added to our wait-list, and we will contact you if a position becomes available.

Readings Doncaster Middle Fiction Book Club

The Readings Doncaster Middle Fiction Book Club will meet in the shop fortnightly from 7pm to 8pm, commencing 12 of April.

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.

The books for the first term are:

Contemporary Week – Friday 2 August

Mystery Week – Friday 16 August

Graphic Week – Friday 30 August

  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier

History Week – Friday 13 September

Readings Doncaster Young Adult Book Club

Readings Doncaster is 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