Are you looking for something new and different to read?

Then this is the place for you! This page is dedicated to the joy of reading for pleasure. We discuss all things reading.


Favourite picks

Every month we highlight some of our favourite book picks of the month, online events you might be interested in and we invite you join our monthly book club discussion for anyone who wants to join in. We will be choosing a book that is available for multi-access on our BorrowBox site, and where possible we will offer the choice of eBook or eAudio.

What’s new this month…

  • In  celebration of LGBT+ month we are hightlighting some great eReads you can enjoy on BorrowBox.
  • Are you an inspiring writer? Don’t miss out on these workshops inspired by the BBC Books that Shaped our World.
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Our Facebook Book Group

This is a Facebook group for anyone who would like to talk about books, see what others are reading and share your thoughts about the books you are reading. The page is open to all readers aged 18 and over, whatever your taste in books, and we want to cover fiction and non-fiction.

What are we reading this month?

We are very excited to be working with Fifth Word Theatre and local playwright Mufaro Makubika for our next group read.  Mufaro is currently adapting Booker Prize shortlisted novel We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo for Fifth Word.  A poignant, powerful and unflinching novel, it tells the story of Darling who lives in Zimbabwe but dreams of moving to America.  Later she moves to the US to live with her aunt and we accompany Darling on her journey to try to understand this new environment and her place in it.

On Wednesday 24 February 7pm we will be having an online discussion about the book on our Nottingham Library Readers Facebook page, just search for the group and join if you are not already a member. The discussions will feed into Mufaro’s thinking and writing when he completes his next draft.


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Writing for Wellbeing with Cathy Grindrod

Join Cathy as she delivers her writing prompts; designed to help you write in whatever way suits you best.
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The Fall of the House of Usher with Marty Ross

Storyteller Marty Ross retells Edgar Allen Poe's classic, haunting short story.
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BBC Novels that Shaped Our World

Three brilliant workshops inspired by the BBC Novels That Shaped Our World
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LGBTQ+ Reads on BorrowBox

Explore some of the best books on BorrowBox this month.
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