Book clubs or reading groups have become a popular way to read more, understand and discuss books, make new friends and socialise. They can be small and informal, with a different work read each month from a list decided on by the group, or they can be formally structured, with a member providing author profiles each month and discussion taking more academic forms. They can also now be joined through the Internet, with several reading group sites available.
At Wellington City Libraries we endeavour to assist and encourage book clubs and reading groups where we can, providing author information, reviews etc.
Library Book Clubs
Informal book groups meet once a month at:
Come along - they are open to all!
You can find all our book clubs listed on the Libraries' Event Calendar (please note, this link also finds our Social English groups).
Our Online Kids Book Club
This is a special bookclub for kids aged 5-12 years. it's a place where kids can post reviews of their favourite books, talk about great reads, and win prizes! Head over and have a look at our Kids' Club pages to find out more about how to join in.
Extensive information is given on the New Zealand Book Council website. This includes special support for Book Clubs, with Book Group Membership with the Book Council offered, discussion and a list of writers who visit Book Clubs.