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Adelaide Reading Groups

Reading & Conversation Groups

Unlike our Book Groups there is no specific book to read. Instead, each member shares what they are currently reading or a book that has changed their life.

Story Lounge

Story Lounge is Storytime for adults, with handpicked stories and poems read aloud by members in a relaxed setting.

Join a Book Group - now recruiting new members!

Read great books, meet new people.

We’re looking for new members at all of our Adelaide Library Service locations.

Each month Book Group members read a specific title and come together to discuss their thoughts. 

Adelaide South West Community Centre Book Group

South West Community Centre

171 Sturt Street, Adelaide

First Thursday of the month, 3.30pm - 4.45pm

Book to be discussed in July: Brick Lane by Monica Ali

Book to be collected for August: The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald

City Library Book Group

First Thursday of the month, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Studio 2 at Adelaide City Library
Level 3, Rundle Place,
Rundle Mall
(Enter via Francis St - off Rundle Mall or via Da Costa Arcade)

 

Book to be discussed in July: Commonwealth by Ann Pratchett

Book to be collected for August: A writing life by Helen Garner

Hutt Street Library Book Group

First Thursday of the month, 6.30 – 8:00pm

Upstairs meeting room at Hutt Street Library
235 Hutt Street, Adelaide

Book to be discussed in July: Cousins by Sally Vickers

Book to be collected for August: Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Tynte Street Library Book Group

First Thursday of the month, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Tynte Street Library, 176 Tynte Street, North Adelaide

Book to be discussed in July: Go set a watchman by Harper Lee

Book to be collected for August: The rules of backyard cricket by Jack Serong

Start your own Book Group

We have a special collection of book sets that you can use to start your own book club. Whether you have 2 members or 10, we have a set for you. Choose from our popular titles, borrow a set on your library card for 6 weeks, and enjoy reading and discussing with your group.

Titles available for external book groups to borrow:

  • A spool of blue thread by Anne Tyler
  • Gunshot Road by Adrian Hyland
  • The clothes on their backs by Linda Grant
  • The Dry by Jane Harper
  • The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
  • The Muse by Jessie Burton
  • The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka

Join an Online Book Group

More information

If you would like to join a book group, drop into your local library and see our friendly staff for more information.

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