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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 that deal with LGBTQ issues. Scroll down to find out more.

Starting a book club of your own? Why not book 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'). 

Find out more about the next meeting on our events page

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This year's schedule has been revised as a result of lockdown. New schedule below.



During lockdown in 2020 we moved our discussions online, including these live videos that saw Adam and Jodie discuss The Immortalists and The Life of Pi.



Reading Group: upcoming meetings


2020 has seen the launch of Lit with Liberate, a 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 takes place once a month - it's free and you don't need to book. Find out more about the next session on our events page


Teen Book Club

The Teen Book Club runs during school holidays on Thursdays at 14.15. It's great for teenagers who love talking about books, as well as those who may be looking to get into reading or just make some new friends.

Each session is different! Sometimes we all read and discuss the same book, otherwise we focus on a theme, be it novels by a particular author or a shortlist for a book award. And there's always time at the end if anyone wants to share what else they’ve been reading or just have a chat!

Keep an eye on our events page for more info on the next meeting of the Teen Book Club.

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