Reading Groups

The Library runs a monthly Reading Group for adults, book clubs for children and teens in the school holidays, and a monthly specialist reading group focused on books dealing with LGBTQ issues. Scroll down to find out more.

Starting a book club of your own? Why not use a room in the Library for your meetings - just get in touch. We also have sets of books available for loan to book clubs. Find a full list of titles here, and check out this post on our Library Blog for more ideas and tips on how to start a book club.


The Library runs a monthly Reading Group for adults, with meetings on a Wednesday evening and a Saturday afternoon. The topic is the same at each meeting, so just come along to whichever is more convenient for you.

Sometimes we all discuss one book, or sometimes there's a theme - it could be a shortlist for a prize, books by the same author (recently Margaret Atwood), or something else ('Banned Books', 'The Roaring Twenties', etc). 

Find out more about the next meeting on our events page

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Here's our schedule for 2021:




Lit with Liberate is a bi-monthly specialist reading group organised in partnership with Guernsey’s LGBTQ charity Liberate. A different LGBTQ-themed title is discussed at each session – recently we've read Tales of the City, the novel that inspired the hit Netflix original series, and Laurie Frankel's acclaimed novel This Is How It Always Is.

This is a friendly, informal group for anyone over the age of 18. It's free and you don't need to book. Find out more about the next session on our events page

Here's the schedule for 2021:


Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club meets every Tuesday at Guille-Allès Library, from 16.15-17.15. The club is great if you're looking at getting into reading or if you're already a book lover. Meet new people and chat to others. If you're taking part in DofE, the Teen Book Club can count towards your Skills section, signed off by a member of the team.

  • Share your knowledge and passion for reading

  • Build your confidence and self esteem
  • Develop your reflection and discussion skills
  • Be challenged to read new things

Teen Book Club is in term time only. Email Jodie to find out more

Reading Group: upcoming meetings

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