Reading Groups across our libraries

Reading groups are fun and rewarding and they change the private and personal experience of reading into a shared one.

Join a reading group and read, share and explore new books and authors.

Reading groups  meet and discuss a book or books that they have read and share their opinions. The members of the group normally agree to read a particular book, and then discuss their own thoughts, experiences and impressions at the next meeting. Joining is free and most groups welcome new members. It’s also a great way to meet people with similar interest and make new friends.

These groups usually meet once a month to discuss the book of choice over a cup of tea. Some members read specific types of books, e.g. crime novels and others try a variety of genres.

Bulwell Riverside Library

The first Friday of the month, 10am to 12pm.

Dales Centre Library

The last Friday of the month, 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

Nottingham Central Library

Reading Social: the Listening Chain – Audiobook Reading Group
For adults who struggle to read standard print books, for more information see the Library for Visually Impaired People
Second Wednesday of the month – 2pm to 3pm.

Reading Social: Better Read than Never – Fiction Reading Group
First Wednesday of the month, 5.30pm to 6.30pm at this library; starting Wed 3 April 2024.

Reading Social: Crime Central – Crime and Thriller Reading Group
Third Wednesday of the month – 5.30 to 6.30pm at this library; starting Wed 17 April 2024.

Reading Social: Literary Pride – LGBTQ+ Reading Group
Last Saturday of the month – 2pm to 3pm at this library; starting Sat 27 April 2024.

St. Ann’s Valley Library

The third Saturday of the month, 11am to 12pm.

The Meadows Library

The first Wednesday of the month, at 6pm.

Wollaton Library

The second Wednesday of the month, 10am to 12pm.

Online 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. The group read an eBook from BorrowBox each month.


Reading Websites

Goodreads: Be part of the world’s largest community of book lovers on Goodreads.

Fantastic Fiction:  Follow your favourite authors, keep a list of books you want to read,  keep track of the books you’ve read. 

LoveReading: The UK’s leading book recommendation website. Their mission is to share book love and encourage reading for pleasure by offering the tools, advice and information needed to help members and browsers find their next favourite book.

Women’s Prize for Fiction Reading Room: A great page for full of recommendations, author blogs, podcast etc.

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Useful Websites for Book Groups

BBC: The BBC has set up a bookclub page to help you start up your own bookclub.

Reading Groups for Everyone: A great site run by the Reading Agency to support reading groups, with suggestions, recommendations and book news.

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