Adelaide reading groups

Share your love of books and reading with other book lovers.

We’ve all been there – you’ve read a great book and can’t wait to tell others or you want to discuss a book with someone else who appreciates it as much as you. That’s where the Adelaide Book and Reading groups come in.

Adelaide City Libraries book groups

Adelaide City Libraries host four book groups. Like Oprah’s Book Club, the group members read the same book, then get together once a month to discuss it. What better way to read great books and make new friends! Choose the time and venue that suits you. We look forward to welcoming you.

Meets: First Thursday of the month, 10.30am to 12.30pm

Where you’ll find us: Studio 2 at the City Library

Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall

Book to be discussed in August: A writing life by Helen Garner

Book to be collected for September: Go set a watchman by Harper Lee

Meets: First Thursday of the month, 6.30 to 8:00pm

Where you’ll find us: Upstairs meeting room at Hutt Street Library

235 Hutt Street, Adelaide

Book to be discussed in August: Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Book to be collected for September: The spare room by Helen Garner

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

Where you’ll find us: North Adelaide Library,

176 Tynte Street, North Adelaide

Book to be discussed in August: The rules of backyard cricket by Jack Serong

Book to be collected for September: When Rosa came home by Karen Wyld

Meets: First Thursday of the month, 3:30 to 4:45pm

Where you’ll find us: South west Community Centre, 171 Sturt Street, Adelaide.

Book to be discussed in August: The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald

Book to be collected for September: Whipbird by Robert Drewe

Reading groups

You may prefer a more relaxed style of reading group where you can share with other book lovers what you are currently reading, or have recently read. Share what you liked (or perhaps didn’t like) about it and hear about other great titles to put on your “must read” list!

Register for the Adelaide City Libraries reading groups now

The Story Lounge

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

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DIY book group

Are you already a part of a book group but have run out of titles? Or do you have a group of friends who are keen to start one?

The Adelaide City Libraries have a special collection of book sets that you can use within, or to start your own book club. Whether you have two members or 10, we have a set for you.

Choose from our popular titles, borrow a set on your library card for up to six weeks, and enjoy reading and discussing with your group.

Book set 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

Need more information?

Talk to the friendly Adelaide City Libraries staff about book and reading groups today.

08 8203 7990

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